L.A.-based visual effects house Zoic Studios has opened a new studio in New York, led by executive producer Colleen Bachman. The 3,000 square foot Hell’s Kitchen facility will handle VFX and flame finishing for TV, commercials, films, games and experiential projects.
The New York studio will accommodate up to 30 artists and reunite Bachman with veteran VFX supervisors Jeff Wozniak and Nate Overstrom, who previously worked together at Look Effects. The studio will also leverage Zoic’s in-house pipeline to collaborate with the company’s L.A. and Vancouver offices.
“I’m looking forward to collaborating with the talented artists and producers across Zoic’s three offices and working on a wide range of projects, both short form and long form,” said Bachman.
A native of Wisconsin, Bachman joins Zoic after serving as the executive producer of film and television at Psyop, where she recently worked on the Golden Globe-winning feature Joy and the upcoming film Zoolander 2. She has over 15 years of experience in the visual effects industry, with stints at major studios and boutique shops. After studying at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, she gleaned an interest in postproduction while working as a PA on her first feature. She started out answering the phones and worked her way up to coordinator at several L.A. boutique post facilities. She spent the next decade as a post producer for major studio feature films, working with New Line Cinema and Fox Searchlight Pictures on such titles as Wes Anderson‘s The Darjeeling Limited, Darren Aronofsky‘s The Wrestler, The Golden Compass, Son of the Mask and The Fountain. In 2008, she moved to New York and joined Look Effects as senior staff producer, where she produced VFX for such features as Life of Pi, Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Black Swan and Moonrise Kingdom.
Upcoming projects through the commercial division include campaigns for Grey and Hasbro. The episodic division is working on a slate of series, including the season 4 of Cinemax‘s Banshee, the debut season of the Cinemax drama Quarry and NBC‘s new drama series Blindspot.