Facility will be the VFX house’s first in Europe.
MONTREAL -- Visual effects studio Rodeo FX is expanding its network with the opening of an office in Munich, Germany.
This is a first chapter on European territory for the company.
This new facility, located in the heart of the city, represents not only a gateway to a specialized European workforce, but also the Montreal-based company’s first foray in a promising market. The new studio will be managed by Thomas Hullin, head of studio, and Julie Kubbillun, VFX producer.
The Munich studio, which plans to hire about 20 employees within a year, will work closely with Rodeo FX’s offices in Montreal, Quebec and Los Angeles.
"For Rodeo FX, Munich is a major hub for the visual effects market in Europe. The new studio will allow us to expand our production capacity, as well as our business development in the European market," said Sébastien Moreau, Rodeo FX President.
"This new studio allows us to transcend borders by giving us access to a large talent pool across all of Europe. Our presence on site will also facilitate the deployment of new large-scale projects in this region, a challenge that Thomas and Julie are ready to take up," added Jordan Soles, Vice President of technology and development at Rodeo FX.
Boasting several years of post-production experience in Europe, Hullin and Kubbillun first joined Rodeo FX Montreal in 2015. Driven by a common vision and shared values, Moreau and Hullin began the process of analysis for the opening of a European studio in November 2016.
"We immediately agreed to undertake this adventure. Rodeo FX is an inspiring studio that showcases the great importance of artists and human values. It therefore gives us tremendous pleasure to work on growing the company for the first time in Europe," said Hullin.
The new Rodeo FX studio is in the bustling Maxvorstadt district of Munich. Recruitment is in progress. Artists wishing to apply to new positions can do so at: www.rodeofx.com/en/jobs
Source: Rodeo FX