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September 25, 2014

California-based Atomic Fiction Chooses Montréal for its New Visual Effects Studio

Atomic Fiction, which creates premium special effects for film and advertising, announced the opening of a new studio in Montréal. “We’re delighted with this development,” declared Kevin Baillie, co-founder of Atomic Fiction. “We’re confident about our choice to set up shop here. It will be a flagship studio, and we’re building a culture that will allow artists to thrive, develop their careers and create amazing work. We’re getting a lot of positive feedback from the local community, because artists see our project as a unique development in Montréal. ”


Movie scene shot with a green background.


Atomic Fiction’s Montréal studio is expected to employ about a hundred people within the next three years. The first project on the studio’s workbench will be the US film The Walk, from director Robert Zemeckis. Baillie said he’s “anxious to work with the educational community, artists, software publishers and other studios to help maintain Montréal’s reputation as one of the best places in the world to create special effects.”


Montréal boasts a number of advantages that attract Hollywood producers and special effects companies. The artistry of its visual effects creators, concentration of renowned studios and competitive operating costs are all factors that have earned the city an enviable name in the film industry.


Founded in 2010, Atomic Fiction is known worldwide for its contribution to high-profile productions like Star Trek Into Darkness, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Need for Speed and Flight. The company is headquartered in Oakland, California, and also has a sales office in Los Angeles. Its clients include major film studios, such as Paramount, Disney and Dreamworks.


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Atomic Fiction’s new Montréal subsidiary will be able to count on Investissement Québec’s expertise and assistance as it pursues its growth in Québec. For more information on the services provided to subsidiaries, click here Open a new window