Vfx house Milk, now five years in operation, has expanded its studio taking another floor at its London premises in Clipstone Street, Fitzrovia and has hired Kat Mann as Head of Production.

The company, that has worked on Annihilation, Altered Carbon and Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them increases its artist capacity to 250 and includes two 4K Baselight screening rooms and a dedicated client area. The studio has upgraded its pipeline; with all its rendering requirements – along with additional storage and workstation capacity – now executed entirely in the cloud.
Milk has also appointed a new Head of Production; VFX producer Kat Mann (née Horton) who will oversee all aspects of the studio’s production at its premises in London and Cardiff. Mann has held senior production roles at ILM and Weta Digital with credits including Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Thor: The Dark World and Avatar. Milk’s former Head of Production Clare Norman has been promoted to Business Development Director.

Milk has just completed production as the main vendor on STXfilms’ new feature film Adrift, the Baltasar Kormákur-directed true story of survival at sea, starring Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin. The Milk team created all the major water and storm sequences for the feature, which were rendered entirely in the cloud.
The Milk team has just begun work on new projects including Four Kids And It – Dan Films/Kindle Entertainment’s upcoming feature film – based on Jacqueline Wilson’s modern-day variation on the 1902 E Nesbit classic novel Five Children And It – for which the Milk team will create the protagonist CG sand fairy character.
Milk is also in production as sole VFX vendor on Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s six-part TV adaptation of Good Omens for Amazon/BBC.

Milk’s CEO Will Cohen said: “Our mission statement remains the same as it was when we opened for business five years ago: to create great work with passionate people. Our expanded capabilities and our strategy to migrate fully to the cloud will enable future growth and allow us to be the most agile VFX studio in the world.”

Milk’s credits include Doctor Who, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Sherlock, Ex-Machina, Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams , The Alienist and Kingsman: The Golden Circle.

Jon Creamer

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