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Milk VFX Launching Bordeaux Studio in 2023

The award-winning visual effects house to kick off the new year with a new French-based facility helmed by Creative Director/Head of Studio Andy Morley; continued studio expansion follows the recent acquisition of Lola Post Production.

Award-winning studio Milk VFX is launching a new studio in Bordeaux, France, in January 2023 as it continues to expand its footprint and capacity. The announcement follows the recent acquisition of independent BAFTA Award-winning VFX studio Lola Post Production. Milk VFX Supervisor Andy Morley will lead the new facility and creative team as Head of Studio/Creative Director.

Morley, who joined the VFX house over a year ago, is an award-winning VFX supervisor known for his work on Avengers: Infinity War, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and Batman Begins. His recent Milk projects include The Swimmers (Netflix, Working Title) and The Woman King (Sony). In his new role, he will build the studio team by accessing his network of VFX talent in France and Europe. In addition, he will build relationships with schools and universities to scout top emerging talent.

The Bordeaux operation will serve as Milk’s hub for its French hybrid remote and office-based team, leveraging its London infrastructure and its local capabilities.

“We’re excited to open Milk for business in France, a country I know well, having split my time between here and London over the last decade,” commented Milk executive chairman Jag Mundi. “In particular, Bordeaux, with its technical and creative leaning and strong heritage in animation and gaming, will be an excellent base. We’re especially pleased to appoint Andy Morley, who we have got to know well as our Head of Studio and Milk’s creative lead in the region. Our French studio will be pivotal as we continue to build a strong platform for Milk’s growth, enabling us to work with a wide range of talent across Europe to deliver more premium high-quality film and episodic content to our clients.”

“I’m excited to help Milk expand our potential and harness the rich network of creative VFX talent in France and across Europe, to deliver both film and TV projects working in symphony with the team in London,” commented Morley. “At our French Studio, we will be able to develop a next-generation VFX business, built to be client, artist, and technology-driven from the outset, focusing on delivering high-end and complex work, initially servicing work sourced through our U.K. business and then looking to engage in local markets with regional offices of global streamers and national studios such as Studio Canal and Pathe.”

Source: Milk VFX

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