Golden Globe-nominated studio Reel FX has crossed the northern border by adding a Canadian satellite studio in Montreal to its existing Dallas and Hollywood operations. The new locale will be another hub for feature film division Reel FX Animation Studios (The Book of Life, Free Birds), as well as an outpost for the company’s commercial and VR/AR divisions. Reel FX will continue to be headquartered in Dallas’ Deep Ellum artist community.
The Montreal studio will be located near the city’s downtown district in the historical building Le Nordelec, which has been recently renovated into an urban loft development with commercial, retail and residential units by Allied REIT. The phase one studio build-out will house up to 220 artists, with further expansion plans on the horizon.
“We’re aggressively ramping production in Montreal for a short list of theatrical budget animated film projects and more things to come,” said Reel FX CEO Steve O’Brien. Partners and clients include major studios as well as high profile game producers.
“Montreal has seen major growth in feature animation production in the last several years and we are excited to be a part of such a thriving creative community,” commented Reel FX SVP of Animation David Parrish. “With the lineup of inspiring projects we have in the chute, we look forward to working closely with so many talented Montreal artists.”
Learn more about the studio at www.reelfx.com.