Finish Expands Offering by Acquiring Realise Studio
London based visual effects company Finish has acquired Realise Studio, expanding on its strong commercials output with creative visual content across TV, features, VR, animation and special projects.
Founders of Finish, Jason Watts and Justine White, have a long-standing working relationship with Realise Studio founder Paul Simpson. Both companies were founded on the ‘boutique’ philosophy delivering quality work to rival big industry names and trailblazed the way for the creative owner-managed post house. Finish will now offer clients even more unique solutions for content and post production through the acquisition of Realise Studio.
"We are incredibly excited to bring the creative talents of Realise into Finish" says Jason Watts, Creative Director at Finish, "Paul and his team are a rare talent, they combine great creative skill and technical understanding in equal measure. The work speaks for itself."
Started in 1996, Realise Studio quickly built a reputation for high-end creative visual and innovative CGI, working with many distinguished directors including Juan Cabral, Fredrik Bond, Rankin, Matthew Vaughn , Shynola and the late Frank Budgen. They recently created an animated visual sculpture for the 2015 Chemical Brothers’ tour, using a combination of motion capture and custom-built simulation software and worked on commercials such as Thompson ‘Simon the Ogre’, Carlsberg ‘The Ride’ and Buchanan’s ‘The Illusionist’. Feature credits include ‘Kingsman’ and ‘Prince of Persia’. Awards include MTV, British Arrow Crafts and Creative Circle and nominations for a Bafta and Emmy for their work on the TV drama series ‘Da Vinci Demons’ seasons 2 & 3.
"Realise Studio have always pushed the boundaries of what can be achieved visually with their use of customised software and development of existing technologies to deliver on ambitious ideas" says Finish MD Justine White, "We’re thrilled to bring the team in and share our newly combined crew of amazing talent at Finish - made up of artists, creative directors, producers, colourists, VFX supervisors and directors for special projects."
Finish artists hold British Arrow Crafts, Sharks, LIAA, and D&AD awards and recent work includes Danny Kleinman’s Beagle St, ‘Trousers’ featuring a photoreal CGI talking dog, Warburton’s Muppets Christmas, Royal Blood’s promo ‘Out Of The Black directed by David Wilson.
"Combining the talents of both Realise Studio and Finish is a potent and exciting prospect for both our valued clients and staff alike," says Paul Simpson, "Jason and the Finish team have always been leading exponents in the London high-end post-production scene. We all are very much looking forward to the future working together".
Genre: Visual VFX