London, 19th October 2022: Award-winning London based VFX studio Milk announces that it has acquired independent, BAFTA Award winning VFX studio Lola Post Production.
The combined capacity of the two studios will be over 300 representing a significant creative platform with the ability to create a full range of innovative visual effects for the premium film and television markets, spanning genres from drama to factual; well positioned to service the rapidly growing sector.
Lola and its entire Soho based team will join the Milk VFX family while remaining as a separate, distinct studio. Lola has had its most successful year to date, completing work on the VFX BAFTA nominated Universe (BBC); Dangerous Liaisons (Starz/Lionsgate) and Dinosaurs: The Final Day with David Attenborough (BBC). Lola will continue to focus on creating award-winning visual effects for factual as well as drama productions.
Lola’s Oscar winning founder and creative director Rob Harvey has been at the helm of the studio’s creative output since its formation in 2000. He will continue to lead the Lola team as Creative Director and VFX Supervisor and will work closely alongside Milk’s board and senior leadership team.
Milk has built a strong platform for growth in its busiest year ever, boosting its creative and production teams, moving into a new studio in London’s Clerkenwell and delivering a raft of feature and episodic projects including Sony’s The Woman King and upcoming feature The Swimmers (Netflix). Milk is currently in production on projects including the second series of Good Omens (Amazon/BBC) and eight-part NBC series Surviving Earth (NBC/Loud Minds).
Jag Mundi, Milk Executive Chairman said:
“We are thrilled to welcome Rob and the Lola team to the Milk family. This enables us to expand our scale and capabilities both creatively and commercially. Bringing Rob and the Lola team’s award-winning expertise and reputation, especially in the factual market, into one group with a shared vision, positions us well to help our clients bring their projects to life.”
Rob Harvey, Founder and Creative Director Lola Post Production said:
“We’re excited to join forces with Milk – it’s a great fit. I have known the senior team there for many years and through collaborations on a few projects. We’ve found that we share similar approaches to visual effects work.
We have just had our most successful year ever, so this partnership is the right next step for us as we look to expand to handle more ambitious projects. Not only will we share an increased technical capability, but the acquisition presents exciting career opportunities for our talented artists and producers.”
Sara Bennett, Milk co-owner and VFX Supervisor adds:
“We’re delighted to be welcoming the Lola team to our growing Milk family. This is an exciting time for us all as we begin to work in unison and collectively extend our range of capabilities and capacity and grow and nurture our talented teams and culture.”
Notes to Editor –
Milk has recently announced its move to a new Clerkenwell studio and has boosted its creative and production teams to work across an exciting range of episodic and film projects. These include the much anticipated second series of Amazon’s Good Omens and eight-part NBC series, Surviving Earth, both currently in production.
Milk recently completed production on new Sony feature The Woman King from director Gina Prince-Bythewood, with Milk’s co-owner Sara Bennett as overall VFX Supervisor. Alongside these, Milk has recently delivered a variety of work on recently released Amazon feature Catherine Called Birdy and Netflix comedy feature Me Time; in addition to upcoming Netflix/Working Title features The Swimmers and What’s Love Got To Do With It; Amazon feature Your Christmas Or Mine and Amazon Studios/ Left Bank Picture’s episodic series Three Pines.
Lola’s recent credits include BAFTA winning work on Troy: Fall Of A City (BBC/Netflix) and two seasons of Britannia (Sky); One Strange Rock and Welcome To Earth (Nat Geo); Bad Sisters (AppleTV); The Watch (BBC); Giri/Haji (BBC).
About Lola Post Production
Lola is an independent visual effects studio based in Soho, London. Lola’s Creative Director and Owner Rob Harvey is an Oscar winning VFX Supervisor who set Lola up in 2000, using decades of experience as a VFX artist and supervisor to build the studio. Lola’s work encompasses feature films, TV, drama, commercials and children’s shows and has a unique portfolio of factual shows and documentaries which have become something of a speciality over the years. Lola offers a full VFX service from script breakdown, creating initial conceptual art and storyboards, shoot supervision, pre-viz, 3D, 2D, stereoscopic and graphics. Lola’s credits include Dangerous Liaisons (Starz, Lionsgate); The Planets and BAFTA-nominated Universe (BBC); Dinosaurs: The Final Day with David Attenborough (BBC); BAFTA winner Troy: Fall Of A City (BBC/Netflix); One Strange Rock and Welcome To Earth (Nat Geo); Bad Sisters (AppleTV); The Watch (BBC America); Giri/Haji (BBC/Netflix); Little Women (BBC) and Ripper Street (Amazon).
Award-winning visual effects studio Milk creates innovative sequences for high-end episodic and feature films – with a range of credits including Amazon/BBC’s acclaimed Good Omens; Netflix’ Cursed; Amazon’s Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams; Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (Warner Bros.); Baltasar Kormakur’s Adrift; and Alex Garland’s Annihilation.
Milk was founded by a passionate team of VFX supervisors and producers in 2013 and prides itself on its friendly, thriving culture. The studio has won multiple awards for its creative work, including three BAFTA Television Craft awards for critically acclaimed BBC drama Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell and Doctor Who. Milk won an Emmy in 2016 for work on the BBC/Hartswood’s Sherlock; and in 2016 co-owner Sara Bennett became the first woman in twenty years to win an Oscar for best VFX on the film Ex-Machina at the 88th Academy Awards.
Milk’s credits also include feature films Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald; The Old Guard (Netflix); Kingsman:The Golden Circle (Lionsgate); Ben Wheatley’s Rebecca, Free Fire and High-Rise; The Martian (20th Century Fox); The Divergent Series: Insurgent; Poltergeist (Fox/MGM); Brett Ratner’s Hercules (Paramount/MGM); Everest (Universal); Dracula Untold (Universal); The Last Dragonslayer (Sky); Amazon/New Regency’s Everybody’s Talking About Jamie and episodic series Intergalactic (Sky) for which the team received a BAFTA Television Craft nomination earlier this year.
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