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- Thursday, Mar. 7, 2019
Outpost VFX opens Montreal studio
Outpost VFX, headquartered in Bournemouth, U.K., has extended its reach, launching its first international studio in Montréal, Canada, built to service clients in the film, high-end TV and creative sectors.
“With its generous film tax relief system, supportive government and incredible visual effects talent base, Montréal leapt out at us as the most exciting location for our first overseas studio,” explained Duncan Williams, founder and CEO of Outpost VFX. After more than 12 months of careful planning it’s fantastic to finally realise our goal of opening a facility in Canada.”
In addition, the Outpost team will be better positioned to service clients across multiple time zones and intends to use this opportunity to open avenues for talent sharing between the U.K. and Canada.
Alongside the expansion into Canada, experienced VFX producer Becca Scott has joined Outpost as head of production for North America and is heading up the new studio in Montréal.
Joining Scott in Montréal is VFX supervisor James Rustad. A seasoned creative lead with extensive experience at the highest levels of creature work, Rustad was most recently at Double Negative. Some of his most well-known supervisory roles were on Wonder Woman and The Revenant, and he helped bring many iconic creatures to life for the Harry Potter series as an artist.
“With the wealth of exciting talent in Montréal we will be able to develop our ambitions even further, strengthening the great work already being done at Outpost in the U.K.,” said Gez Hixson, global head of production.
Outpost will be operating from a 6,000 square-foot facility in Montreal. Its U.K. studio has expanded to a capacity of 150 employees occupying a state of the art, 10,000 square foot facility.