LOS ANGELES — FuseFX (https://fusefx.com), the full-service visual effects company with studios in Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, Vancouver, Montréal, Toronto and Bogotá, has acquired of Rising Sun Pictures (RSP), the Adelaide, Australia-based high-end visual effects studio. Rising Sun Pictures (https://rsp.com.au) was founded in 1995 by Tony Clark, Gail Fuller and Wayne Lewis. The studio offers a full suite of visual effects services and has a long heritage of creating world-class visual effects for many of Hollywood's blockbuster movies and streaming content.
Rising Sun Pictures co-founder Tony Clark will continue to lead the studio and operate under the Rising Sun Pictures brand. Together, the combined companies have nearly 800 artists at eight locations across the globe.
"Tony, Gail, Wayne and the entire team at Rising Sun Pictures have created one of the most well-established and respected independent studios in the world," says David Altenau, founder and CEO of FuseFX. "Their commitment to delivering the highest quality art and service to their clients has helped make them an icon in the visual effects industry. Their previous work and position in the industry make them a fantastic partner for FuseFX."
"We're very excited to be partnering with FuseFX, which comes at an ideal time as we grow to meet the demand over the coming years,” states RSP’s Clark. “Our vision for Rising Sun Pictures is to be a cornerstone component of the next generation global full-service visual effects company, and with the FuseFX partnership, we can achieve this vision to ensure that we stay at the forefront of visual effects production and remain a trusted creative partner to our clients."
RSP’s executive management team includes chief financial officer Gareth Eriksson, head of business development Jennie Zeiher, executive assistant Maree Friday, head of people & culture Scott Buley and head of production & executive producer Meredith Meyer-Nichols. There will be no operational changes to the RSP business, and the team will look to add talent after a recent expansion of the Adelaide headquarters that provides the studio with a capacity of 270 crew.