Double Negative (Dneg), one of the world’s leading visual effects companies, has announced the launch of a new VFX facility in Chennai, India. The new studio, due to open in late summer 2017, is Dneg’s fifth international facility, joining its existing facilities in London, Vancouver, Los Angeles and Mumbai.
“We’re delighted to announce our new facility in Chennai,” said Double Negative CEO Matt Holben. “There is an abundance of filmmaking talent in the South of India, and we are excited to open our doors to local creatives, technicians and support staff. We are developing a state-of-the-art studio that complements and supports our existing facilities and provides a cutting-edge working environment for our staff.”
Dneg’s Chennai facility is being opened on the back of the success of its Mumbai facility, which was launched in August 2016 and has grown to a staff of over 900 employees. As part of Dneg’s international network, the Mumbai team has contributed to films such as ‘The Fate of the Furious’, ‘Wonder Woman’ and ‘The Mummy’.
Recruitment for the new Chennai facility has already begun, and the company has a call out for a wide range of VFX, technical and support roles.
About Double Negative
Double Negative (Dneg) is one of the world’s leading providers of visual effectsand animation for feature film and television, with facilities in London, Vancouver and Mumbai.
Dneg’s creative drive and close collaborative working relationship with filmmakers ensures that the projects that it collaborates on, both large and small, all receive the same high standards of creative and technical service.
This has provento be a winning approach, resulting in Academy Awards®for its work on ‘Inception’, ‘Interstellar’ and most recently ‘Ex Machina’, BAFTA’s for ‘Inception’, ‘Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2’ and ‘Interstellar’, and Visual Effects Society awards for ‘Inception’, ‘Sherlock Holmes’ and ‘Interstellar’.
Projects currently in production at Dneg include ‘Annihilation’ (Alex Garland), ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ (Steven S. DeKnight), ‘Justice League’ (Zack Snyder), ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ (Anthony and Joe Russo), ‘Blade Runner 2049’ (Denis Villeneuve) and ‘Red Sparrow’ (Francis Lawrence).