Award-winning visual effects studio Atomic Fiction has announced the opening of a new flagship facility in Montreal. The location’s first project is Robert Zemeckis’ The Walk, a feature film based on the story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit. Atomic Fiction is headquartered in Oakland, California and has notably worked on major studio films Star Trek Into Darkness, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Need for Speed and Flight.
“We are excited to be building upon Atomic Fiction’s growth, and evaluated several possibilities for this expansion. There is an incredible talent base of VFX artists in Montreal, which makes it an ideal place to put down roots. We’ve committed to a six year lease on a custom designed 15,000 square foot space,” says studio co-founder Kevin Baillie. “The business climate and culture felt like the perfect fit, and the healthy tax incentives are the cherry on top for our filmmaker clients. There are so many reasons why Montreal is the ideal place for the DNA of our California studio continue to grow and evolve.”