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Atomic Fiction opens Montreal hub

25 September 2014 4:38 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The California-based effects studio has opened its flagship facility in Montreal.

The first project to go at the Montreal hub is The Walk, based on the story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit that Robert Zemeckis co-wrote, co-directs and co-produces.

“We are excited to be building upon Atomic Fiction’s growth, and evaluated several possibilities for this expansion,” said Atomic Fiction co-founder Kevin Baillie. “There is an incredible talent base of VFX artists in Montreal, which makes it an ideal place to put down roots.”

Baillie said Atomic Fiction has committed to a six-year lease on a customised 15,000 sq ft space.

Atomic Fiction is headquartered in Oakland and is best known for effects work on movies such as Star Trek Into Darkness, Transformers Age Of Extinction and Flight, among others.

“Since our inception, we’ve centralised all of our render farms and core computing power in the cloud, which allowed us to ramp up very quickly in Montreal »

- (Jeremy Kay)

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VFX Studio Atomic Fiction Opens Montreal Facility

23 September 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

VFX house Atomic Fiction has opened a new office in Montreal, a sister studio to the company’s home in Oakland, Calif.

The 15,000 square foot downtown facility is already home to more than 40 artists and support staff, overseen by senior producer Julie Cardinal. Atomic Fiction hopes to ramp up to 120-140 employees in Montreal over the next two years, including 100 artists.

In a written statement, Atomic Fiction co-founder and VFX supervisor Kevin said the company does not view Montreal as a satellite office. “It’s a flagship studio, and we’re building a culture that allows artists to thrive, develop their careers and create amazing work,” Baille said.

See Also: Cinesite VFX to Open Montreal Branch

The facility is already at work on Robert Zemeckis’s upcoming film, “The Walk.” Co-written, co-produced and directed by Zemeckis, “The Walk” details the story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit, who in 1974 walked »

- Kevin Noonan and David S. Cohen

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Atomic Fiction Names Marc Sadeghi President of Feature VFX

25 March 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Visual effects studio Atomic Fiction has named Marc Sadeghi as its new prexy of vfx.

Atomic Fiction’s credits include “Star Trek Into Darkness,” “The Lone Ranger” and “Flight.”

Sadeghi has worked in live-action, post-production, feature and commercial vfx as well as content creation and animation. He was one of the principals at defunct San Francisco vfx studio the Orphanage. He was most recently exec VP and head of business development and marketing at Rising Sun Pictures.

Atomic Fiction has also elevated existing staffer Sandra Scott to Exec VP and head of production. Her previous experience includes work with vfx and digital features at Framestore and Industrial Light & Magic (Ilm).

Co-founder Ryan Tudhope said that while Atomic Fiction does not have any formal arrangement with Ilm, “our relationship has never been closer.”

Tudhope also added that Atomic Fiction plans to take on bigger jobs in the future.

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- Andrea Seikaly

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