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Powerhouse VFX launches a new studio in Toronto, Ontario

Apr 13, 2022

Powerhouse VFX has announced its expanded offering into the Canadian market with the opening of a new studio in Toronto. The Powerhouse team, which offers high-end VFX services for episodic and feature film have embarked on the expansion to meet the needs of their clients both in Canada and globally.

Powerhouse’s credits include multi-award-winning projects such as Evil, Stranger Things, The Gilded Age, The Orville: New Horizons, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Servant and Mare Of Easttown. The team’s core fabric will comprise the creative leads from Powerhouse’s New York studio, alongside a talented group of Ontario- based artists.

The Toronto team will integrate into Powerhouse’s proprietary remote and cloud- based pipeline; they will adapt this workflow, while also leveraging the physical space of Company 3’s Toronto Studio. This robust VFX offering will provide the opportunity for an end-to-end post-production experience alongside Company 3’s other services across dailies, sound and picture finishing in Toronto.

“This expansion will provide a great opportunity for our clients to continue to partner with Powerhouse on shows beyond New York with new talent and incentives”, comments Ryan Cunningham, executive producer. The studio, which has been launched to address Toronto’s thriving production landscape, will continue to deliver the highest quality VFX while maintaining its boutique studio personality.

“We are excited to be bringing our talent to the Canadian market. Our vision has always been to deliver world-class VFX to our clients, while also providing a safe and collaborative place for artists to work, using amazing forward thinking technology” comments creative director and senior VFX supervisor Ed Mendez.

The Toronto group will be integrated into the current leadership team based out of Powerhouse Headquarters in New York, and Toronto based Nigel Mendoza will continue his role as senior producer. Bob Lowery will continue to lead the sales and business development efforts.

Company 3’s CEO and founder, Stefan Sonnenfeld adds ‘“The growth and evolution of Powerhouse into the Canadian market is an exciting next step in providing an expanded and enhanced experience for its clients.”


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