GLASGOW, SCOTLAND — Animation and VFX collective Axis Group has launched Axis Studios, a new identity that unites Axis' three branches and locations across the UK. Axis Studios cements the creative output of Axis Animation, Flaunt Productions and AxisVFX under a singular banner. The three brands will operate with a greater degree of collaboration, enabling Axis Studios to tackle a wider range of exciting, large scale projects across all three locations, in every sector of the entertainment industry.
The change also reflects the growth and physical expansion taking place across Axis Studios' three sub-brands. Axis Animation and Flaunt Productions in Glasgow and AxisVFX in Bristol have expanded their studio size to house a creative crew of 230 people, and Axis London plans to relocate to a new studio space in late summer 2017.
“Axis Studios bolsters our ability to be involved in the most creatively challenging areas of the entertainment industry,” says Richard Scott, CEO at Axis Studios. “Whatever the demands of the project, Axis Studios can look across three companies and locations to select the optimum creative approach, production workflow and culture. We’re not beholden to one set template. Collaboration is at the core of Axis Studios, ensuring every project is tailored to its requirements.”
As the mothership of Axis Studios, Axis Glasgow has doubled its physical space in its Skypark HQ, allowing for a creative crew of 180 people. This move is complemented by AxisVFX’s recent expansion in the South West’s major film studio, The Bottle Yard Film Studios. AxisVFX’s Bristol studio now has capacity for up to 50 people, with aims to grow the 2D and 3D teams to deliver VFX work on Aardman Animation’s upcoming feature film Early Man, along with a slate of television drama productions.
Axis London is also moving to a new central London location in summer 2017, where the team will continue to specialise in pre-production for a range of projects in television, films and video games, supporting all three studios in the Axis Studios group.