A former University of Wolverhampton student is part of a team of four that has been nominated for an Oscar for its work on Hollywood blockbuster Inception.
Peter Bebb, who is originally from Loggerheads, Staffordshire, but now lives in London, was on the team which provided the visual effects for the film, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio.
Mr Bebb will be attending the Oscar ceremony on Sunday.
The 35-year-old, who graduated with a BA (Hons) in Wood, Metals and Plastics (3D Design) in 1996, said: “It feels great and it’s a real honour to be nominated. It’s a real testament to all the hard work and effort the team put in for the show.”
Mr Bebb’s award-winning effects on the film includes inner-city Paris folding in on itself and fight scenes that defied gravity.
The movie is about a specialised spy who secretly steals valuable commercial information from his targets while they are dreaming.
Mr Bebb’s started as a runner at the Double Negative studios where he works. Since then, he has worked on a variety of blockbuster films notable for their visual effects, including Batman Begins, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and the latest James Bond films.
Inception has been nominated for eight Oscars - including one for visual effects. Mr Bebb’s creative team has already won a Bafta for its work on the film.