UK firm Outpost VFX opens Montreal studio
Outpost VFX, based in Bournemouth in the UK, is opening an office in Montreal.
The company has worked on many major studio features including Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, alien horror Life, robbery thriller Widows and shark attack survival movie 47 Meters Down.
Expanding to Montreal is designed in part to help strengthen the relationship between the visual effects industries in the UK and Canada.
Becca Scott has been appointed as head of Outpost’s new Montreal office, joining the company as head of production for North America, and is joined by VFX supervisor James Rustad.
“In response to the ongoing boom in highly-creative HETV and film projects, the time felt absolutely right to open another Outpost facility to continue to provide exceptional service to our clients and satisfy demand,” said Duncan McWilliam, founder and CEO of Outpost VFX.
“With its generous film tax relief system, supportive government and incredible visual effects talent base, Montreal leapt out at us as the most exciting location for our first overseas studio.
“After more than 12 months of careful planning it’s fantastic to finally realise our goal of opening a facility in Canada.”
Montreal is firmly established as a Canadian visual effects hub. Both Technicolor and Scanline VFX have opened new offices in the city in the past six months.
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