(November 19, 2007--November 19, 2007) On the heels a string of successful feature film VFX efforts for the Weinstein Company and Revolution Studios, rhinofx announces the opening of a Connecticut office dedicated to supporting feature film and video game effects.
The new location offers 30% tax credits for all clients while creating additional capabilities such as cutting-edge technology with total integration with the New York office for features, spots and the video game industry.
Discussing the impact on rhinofx’s film business, SVP Camille Geier said, “We’ve been working toward this goal for quite some time. Having been at ILM for many years, I understand the importance of increasing our internal bandwidth to make us better able to work on bigger and bigger projects worldwide. We’ve sharpened our teeth on VFX work for the , and have been involved in animation tests for several studio features - so we’re more than ready for the challenge.” The feature film office wasted no time getting to work, landing a huge Dreamworks/Paramount venture, presently shooting with visual effects work beginning in January. The project, Ghost Town
, is written and directed by David Koepp, the award-winning writer of action blockbusters Spiderman, Jurassic Park
, and Mission: Impossible
. Rhinofx is the sole VFX company involved in production of the romantic comedy to be released August 2008. VFX CD/Director Arman Matin will head the effects team for Ghost Town
Karin Levinson, rhinofx’s VP of Features, has been instrumental in the company’s film expansionary efforts. Levinson notes, “We wanted to offer our clients tax-advantaged solutions that enable quality work for a lower cost without compromising the directors’ visions. This applies to all future projects as well. With the thirty percent tax incentives offered by the state of Connecticut, as well the access to rhinofx’s top artistic talent, our film outlet represents a powerful alternative to top west coast VFX shops and outsourcing outside the US.” Both offices will remain completely technologically linked, maintaining unity and client accessibility, but allowing the company to focus wholeheartedly in film effects production.
Rhinofx’s recent film successes include the highly intricate opening sequence for Revolution Studios Perfect Stranger, and all the visual effects for The Nanny Diaries
, a production of The Weinstein Company. Showcasing their ability in video game cinematics, they also completed the fourth in a series of multi-platform, high action adventure sequences of Ruby, AMD’s global branding icon. The new offices in Connecticut will help to support rhinofx’s growth in both size and capabilities for film and video game effects.
Since its launch in 2000, rhinofx has created award-winning visual effects, design, and animation for commercials, VFX for feature films, episodic television, webisodic mini-series, and videogame cinematics. The company’s principals and artists have also led the industry’s exploration into the boundless potential of branded digital content. By cultivating extensive relationships with key brands, advertising agencies, and film/TV studios, rhinofx utilizes its creative directors and artists to develop and execute powerful branded entertainment to build both identity and awareness. The company’s principals include: Partner/CD/Director: Vico Sharabani, CD/Director: Harry Dorrington, CD/Director: Arman Matin, CD/Director: Natasha Saenko, SVP: Camille Geier, and Partner/Managing Director: Rick Wagonheim.