Visual effects and creative studio Zero VFX has opened a new West Coast post in Venice Beach, California. The new 5,000 square foot office expands on Zero’s Boston headquarters and scales up the company’s bi-coastal operations for both feature film and commercial work. The move, combined with a staffing ramp up in Boston, doubles Zero’s size to over 80 employees.
Lead by co-founders Brian Drewes (head of production) and Sean Devereaux (creative director), Zero specializes in photoreal effects for feature film, television and commercial projects. The studio recently worked on three Netflix Original series in less than a year while delivering on major film projects including The Equalizer, Southpaw and Black Mass.
Zero’s commercial credentials include work for top brands like Toyota, Jack Daniel’s, New Balance and more. The Venice Beach location was partially chosen due to its strategic advantage in acquiring further high-end commercial work. The company last year sold its cutting-edge cloud rendering solution ZYNC Render to Google — the solution was developed to render effects in films like Star Trek Into Darkness and Looper.