Friday, April 16, 2010

CIS Goes Postmodern In Sydney

CIS Visual Effects Group, based in Vancouver and California recently acquired the assets of production house Postmodern Sydney in Australia.

Postmodern, established in 2001, is a design/visual effects house, servicing feature, commercial and television clients in Australia and Asia.

Recent Postmodern projects incluide VFX for the Proyas/Summit Entertainment feature, "Knowing" and the Spierig Brothers/Lionsgate feature "Daybreakers".

Recent commercial projects include McDonald’s "McHappy Day" for DDB Sydney and Macquarie Bank’s "Out of the Box" for Leo Burnett.

"We’re at a point in our business growth where we’ve got some amazing work under our belt," said Andrew Robinson, Managing Director, Postmodern Sydney.

"We look forward to bringing CIS technologies and capabilities into our creative pipeline for film studios, commercial production companies and television networks in addition to the independent feature market".

"We have been impressed with the quality of visual effects work coming out of Australia for many years," said Don Fly, President and General Manager of CIS.

"The depth of Australian creative talent and strong governmental support for the industry make entering the Sydney market very attractive."

The business will continue to operate as Postmodern from its existing premises with all key personnel remaining in-place. Plans are underway to build a new purpose-built Sydney facility later this year to house an expanded CIS-Postmodern operation...