Netflix’s original film BRIGHT is getting a lot of (justifiably) bad press since its release. The film is scoring horrible reviews, and stirring up conversations on how the film handles racism. Now it turns out the film did more than leave out good taste. BRIGHT left out all the names of the studioADI team, which did Special Make-Up for the film.
StudioADI released a statement on their omission, listing the names of the folks who worked on the film. “On rare occasion unintentional credit omissions are made. When you see those never-ending lists of crew in the credits of a movie like Bright you can be guaranteed that mistakes are going to be made,” said the studio. “That’s what happened to us. Our entire crew was left out of the credits.”
What makes this error especially egregious is that the film may win an Oscar for its make-up. The Oscars revealed the films in contention for Best Makeup and Hairstyling last week. BRIGHT tops the list of the seven films that could win – it’s an alphabetical list, mind you, but that’s still quite a feat. Not to mention the fact that StudioADI has won Oscars for its previous work. Failing to acknowledge so many individuals, especially those behind your film’s best attribute, is embarrassing.
“We’re having the necessary conversations about getting it rectified (it’s streaming, right? seems like a do-able fix) but until we get a resolution, we thought we’d post the complete list of the incredible folks who worked on ADI’s crew,” says the studio.
Netflix has yet to respond to the omissions, potentially because it’s still the holiday season. In the mean time, you can see the list of team members omitted below.
Asst. Shop Supervisor
Seaming/ Fabrication Supervisor
Seaming/ Finishing Dept.
Jon K. Miller
Jordan K. Morris
Baby Body Mold
Vincent Van Dyke