LONDON — Technicolor's Academy Award-winning VFX studio, Mill Film (www.themill.com), will open a new facility in Montréal, Québec, this summer. The announcement follows the February launch of Mill Film in Adelaide, Australia, and reinforces the company’s global expansion initiative.
Mill Film, which received an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects in 2001 (Gladiator), will service clients not addressed today by existing Technicolor VFX brands - including MPC Film and Mr. X. Key areas of focus for Mill Film revolves around serving the needs of streaming and episodic content in addition to long-form film.
Mill Film also announced the appointment of Lauren McCallum, as global head of Mill Film. Throughout her career, McCallum has been known for leading creative and production talent on numerous successful features, including Blade Runner 2049 and Wonder Woman, as well as on the 2017 Oscar-winner, The Jungle Book. A specialist in VFX management, McCallum will oversee all aspects of production along with driving operations and strategy.
"We want the brand Mill Film to inspire the next generation of visual effects artists through the commitment we are making to create a diverse, dynamic and driven team; using the latest technologies on ground-breaking work,” says Robin Shenfield, CEO of The Mill. “We are putting talent diversity and inclusion at the heart of Mill Film - it will be in the very fabric of the studio - and we will provide our clients with world class VFX.”