Set in one of the industry’s major VFX hubs, new location to play key role in recruitment while providing closer proximity to existing and potential clients; Peter Muyzers to head operations.
This month, Goodbye Kansas Studios is opening a pop-up studio in Vancouver, Canada, citing that with a beneficial taxation scheme and proximity to customers, Vancouver has established itself as a major hub for production of visual effects for film and TV. The pop-up will play an important role in attracting talent and increase the company’s presence where its customers operate.
Entirely financed by VFX projects, the studio will initially use a work-for-hire model. With an unprecedented demand for VFX services and personnel born out of the pandemic, the new location is a cost-effective way to come closer to potential customers and partners while building on the studio’s momentum.
“The pandemic has taught us to work effectively remotely and utilize cloud infrastructure,” shared Goodbye Kansas Studios managing director Markus Manninen. “The new studio will make use of all these advantages. Hence no investments are needed in facilities for recording or traditional hardware, investments which have historically been necessary when establishing new studios.”
At the pop-up’s helm is Vancouver-based VFX veteran Peter Muyzers. He brings with him extensive industry experience and has worked with Goodbye Kansas Studios’ North American customers since 2018.
"Goodbye Kansas Studios in Vancouver will add capacity and a fully flexible cost base as we now face increased demand for VFX productions,” added Goodbye Kansas Group CEO Peter Levin. “The studio will grow organically in line with the productions it brings in and it requires a limited investment to create an increased international presence and to deepen collaborations with both existing and new customers. So, the studio will have a positive impact on the company’s working capital from start.”
Source: Goodbye Kansas Studios