Boston-based visual effects and creative studio, Zero VFX has opened a new West-Coast facility. The new 5,000-square-foot office in Venice Beach, Calif., will serve the feature film and commercial markets. The move and additional staffing in the Boston office effectively doubles the company size from 40 to 80+ employees.
Zero recently executed three projects with Netflix Originals in less than a year and delivered work on high-profile film projects including The Equalizer, Southpaw and Black Mass. Several more projects are currently in the works.
Zero’s commercial credits include work for such brands as Toyota, Jack Daniel’s and New Balance. The Venice Beach office was partly chosen due to its prime location for the support of further high-end commercial work.
Zero is lead by its two co-founders, industry veterans Brian Drewes, head of production and Sean Devereaux, creative director.
“This is a really exciting time of growth for us, and we are looking forward to offering our clients even greater service with the opening of our second location in L.A.,” said Drewes. “We don’t silo feature film work and commercials into divisions – one supports and augments the other.”
Devereaux noted that the company is developing technology that will allow both locations to work together as a single studio that can share work, ideas and creative direction.
In August 2014 Zero sold its commercial cloud rendering system, ZYNC Render to Google. The technology has since been used to render effects in movies like Star Trek: Into Darkness and Looper.