DALLAS — Reel FX is expanding its global reach by adding a new Canadian satellite to its existing offices in Dallas and Hollywood. The new Montreal location will be another hub for Reel FX Animation Studios, its feature film division, and will also serve as an outpost for the studio’s commercial and VR/AR divisions. Reel FX’s global headquarters will remain in Dallas’ vibrant Deep Ellum artist community.
“We’re aggressively ramping production in Montreal for a short list of theatrical budget animated film projects and more things to come,” says Reel FX CEO Steve O’Brien.
The expansion will position Reel FX Animation Studios to partner on the development and production of more top tier animation titles going forward. The Montreal studio will be located near the city’s downtown district in the historical building Le Nordelec, which has recently been 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.
“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,” notes Reel FX senior V 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.”
Reel FX Animation Studios also recently moved into a new Hollywood location, placing them in closer proximity to the heart of the filmmaking industry and studio locales.