VANCOUVER, CANADA — Visual effects company Basilic Fly Studio (basilicfly.com), which was founded in Chennai, India, 10 years ago, has launched a new company in Vancouver, BC, marking its first expansion outside of India. The India headquarters is home to 250-plus artists, who provide roto, paint, matchmove, rotomation and compositing services for feature films, episodics and commercials. The new Canadian facility is ramping up, with a mid-October opening planned.
“We view Canada as the most logical choice for our expansion,” explains Basilic Fly Studio founder, Balakrishnan (Bala) Rajarathinam. “Vancouver checks all of the boxes for us: a robust production & VFX community, a deep pool of VFX talent, a timezone that is aligned with or more closely aligns with many of our international clients, cultural diversity, a thriving arts scene and easy access to the great outdoors. We couldn’t be more excited about our future here.”
Jennifer Hargreaves, BFS’s executive producer for North America, adds, “This has been a long standing goal for the company and will truly help to solidify our presence on this side of the world and will allow us to pursue larger projects, on-set supervision and creative, economical solutions for our ever expanding client base.”
Basilic Fly Studio is recruiting talent. They can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org. The new studio is located at
1010-1030 West Georgia Street in Vancouver.