Virtual Production

Disney+ The Shepherd

The Shepherd is a Disney+ short film that tells the story of a fighter pilot stranded over the Northern Sea who needs a miracle to help him home on Christmas Eve, 1957.

The festive film features virtual production scenes from our team at DNEG 360, a partnership between DNEG and Dimension.

Based on the original novella by Frederick Forsyth, directed by Iain Softley and produced by Academy Award winner Alfonso Cuarón, The Shepherd was released on Disney+ in December 2023.


Ian Softley


Rupert Jermyn

Richard Johns

Bill Kenwright



VFX Consultant

Paul Franklin

VFX Supervisor

Guy Elson

VFX Producers

Katrina Navassartian

Jasmine Hall

VP Content Creation Supervisor

Rob McLellan

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