Omnilab has Media announced that it would further invest in its post-production and VFX businesses by opening both Digital Pictures and Iloura in Sydney.
Digital Pictures will be Omnilab Media’s one national, world-class, post-production business that will service the film, television and advertising industries from two primary locations in Sydney and Melbourne.
Iloura, already a highly successful international studio, will open new premises in Sydney and significantly expand its VFX and animation services to the global film and television market.
Christopher Mapp, Managing Director, Omnilab Media said, “We will increase our investment in both Digital Pictures and Iloura’s talent, infrastructure and services to provide both Australian and international clients with the very best, creative and technical services that can be tailored to the individual needs of a project, no matter where it is based.”
Iloura Melbourne is currently working on two large budget feature film projects, Columbia Pictures’ Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance in 3D and Omnilab Media’s The Killer Elite with recent credits including Sanctum 3D, Guillermo Del Toro’s Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, Fred Schepisi’s Eye of the Storm, and HBO’s The Pacific.
Digital Pictures Melbourne has built up a strong international reputation for 3D post-production having undertaken Sanctum 3D with Iloura. Additionally, local feature films Snowtown, The Cup, and Tomorrow When the War Began and television productions including Winners and Losers, and City Homicide have all been undertaken by Digital Pictures.
The strong market presence achieved by The Lab Sydney in television, film and advertising will continue to grow under the Digital Pictures business.
The Lab Sydney’s recent credits include; Feature films – Tomorrow When the War Began, Burning Man, and South Solitary. Television – Underbelly Files and Underbelly series’ 2 and 3, Spirited series’ 1 & 2, Sea Patrol series 1 to 5, Rescue Special Ops series 1 – 3; and Advertising – ABC channels 1 and 2 (rebranding), Hyundai i20 – Going Places (TVC) and Foxtel’s 100 Days of Summer (ident).
The recent announcement by former Premier, Kristina Keneally of NSW Government funding for the sequel of Tomorrow When the War Began, tentatively titled Tomorrow 2 further solidified Omnilab Media’s commitment to the production industry in NSW. Tomorrow 2 will employ approximately 150 post-production and VFX practitioners in NSW.
“As Omnilab Media invests in and produces more local and global film and television projects, it will generate greater employment opportunities for technically and creatively skilled Australians. Those Australians will play a significant role in contributing to the screen industry’s vibrant and sustainable future,” said Mapp.?