Bristol vfx house, Primary Visual Effects is expanding to a new studio space in Finzels Reach in the city.

Since launching in 2019, Primary Visual Effects has completed projects with Netflix, Amazon and Disney+. Recent projects include work on The Rig, Book of Boba Fett, The Witcher and Fate: The Winx Saga.

The new studio will be right in the heart of Bristol’s growing media hub, neighbouring Channel 4 and BBC as well as many of Bristol’s independent production companies.

Steve Hawken, one of the directors of Primary Visual Effects and 2D supervisor says: “The move will increase our ability to land even bigger projects and continue our mission to bring prestige VFX work to Bristol. The city’s high-end film and TV scene is expanding rapidly and we’re proud to be an accessible and local visual effects provider for these productions.”

The new studio is being built from the ground up for a high TPN security rating and specialised for hybrid working. The new studio will also feature a custom-built screening room for the demands of high end clients. Primary will also be the new neighbours of Gorilla Post Production who have recently opened their new Bristol office downstairs.

Jem Grimshaw, director and CG supervisor, says: “we’ve found that our clients are looking away from the bigger VFX studios in London and are now looking for more boutique services outside of the capital. We’re proud we can provide a nimble and light-weight service whilst being committed to giving high quality visual effects for smaller productions in the heart of Bristol.”

Jon Creamer

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