London, 13th December 2022: Award-winning VFX studio Milk is to continue its growth plans by opening a new studio in Bordeaux, France in January 2023.
Leading the creative team and Head of Studio will be Milk VFX Supervisor Andy Morley, who has been operating out of France for the last year. He will work with his extensive network of VFX talent in France and across Europe in addition to developing his relationships with key schools and universities to access the best emerging talent. Andy who joined Milk over a year ago is a highly experienced, award-winning visual effects supervisor, renowned for his work on Avengers: Infinity War, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them and Batman Begins as well as recent Milk projects The Swimmers (Netflix, Working Title) and The Woman King (Sony).
Milk’s new Bordeaux based studio will operate as a hub for Milk France’s hybrid remote and office-based team, leveraging Milk’s London infrastructure in addition to its own local capabilities. Andy and his team at Milk France will collaborate on key projects including Loud Minds’ ambitious new eight part NBC series Surviving Earth.
This announcement follows Milk’s recent acquisition of Lola Post Production and continued boost of its creativity across an exciting range of episodic and film projects, including Sony Tristar’s highly acclaimed The Woman King and the much anticipated second series of Amazon’s Good Omens.
Jag Mundi, Milk Executive Chairman said:
“We’re excited to open Milk for business in France, a country I know well having split my time between here and London over the last decade. In particular, Bordeaux with its technical and creative leaning and strong heritage in animation and gaming, will be an excellent base. We’re especially pleased to appoint Andy Morley who we have got to know well as our Head of Studio and Milk’s creative lead in the region. Our French studio will be pivotal as we continue to build a strong platform for Milk’s growth enabling us to work with a wide range of talent across Europe, to deliver more premium high quality film and episodic content to our clients.”
Andy Morley, Creative Director, Milk said:
“I’m excited to help Milk expand our potential and harness the rich network of creative VFX talent in France and across Europe, to deliver both film and TV projects working in symphony with the team in London.
At our French Studio, we will be able to develop a next generation VFX business, built to be client, artist and technology driven from the outset, focusing on delivering high-end and complex work, initially servicing work sourced through our UK business and then looking to engage in local markets with regional offices of global streamers and national studios such as Studio Canal and Pathe”
Notes to Editor –
Milk recently announced that it has acquired independent, BAFTA Award winning VFX studio Lola Post Production. Lola and its entire Soho based team join the Milk VFX family while remaining as a separate, distinct studio with Rob Harvey at its helm. 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.
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); Britannia (Sky) and episodic series Intergalactic (Sky) for which the team received a BAFTA Television Craft nomination earlier this year.
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