/News 28.09.23

Rising Sun Pictures recognised for its creative business success

Adelaide based visual effects company Rising Sun Pictures (RSP) has been declared the winner of the Creative Industries award at the South Australian Premier’s Business & Export Awards. The awards celebrate the outstanding contribution local businesses make to the social, environmental and economic wellbeing of the South Australian community.

Announced at a gala awards ceremony held at the Adelaide Convention Centre in Adelaide on Friday, RSP was recognised for its work as a leading provider of visual effects to the global film-making industry.

The renowned world-class facility, which provides visual effects to major studios including Marvel Studios, Disney, 20th Century Studios, Warner Bros, MGM, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Netflix, credits its success to its strategic vision and its people.

The RSP team at the South Australian Premier’s Business & Export Awards

“I am extremely proud of our team. They are a passionate, dedicated team who work together to make the world’s most memorable visual effects moments right here in South Australia,” says RSP’s President, Jennie Zeiher.

RSP is twenty-eight years old, and its leadership team has grown the business, expanded its footprint, and are committed to future growth as Adelaide becomes a hub for technology, innovation, and creative industries.

“Our recent success comes from our mission of becoming the Trusted Creative Partner for visual effects studios worldwide, whereby we solve complex challenges through creative leadership, training and technological innovation,” says Zeiher.

This trust has enabled RSP to take risks to solve clients’ challenges through investment in their visual effects technology pipeline which enables RSP to do complex work at scale, in addition to their ability to use Machine Learning to tackle client challenges, under RSP’s Revize technology banner.

“RSP’s technology is lauded by major motion picture studios as the best in the world,” says Zeiher, “and we have earned a reputation of being at the forefront of using Machine Learning in visual effects.”

The RSP team accepting their award

Managing Director and Co-Founder, Tony Clark is proud of how far the company has come since its inception. “Year on year the business has excelled,” explains Tony, “and we are humbled and honored to receive this award. Both the state and federal governments recognise the value in supporting creative exports through homegrown talent such as the team at Rising Sun Pictures. We compete on a world stage and are in demand by major studios, helping to strategically position Australia, and South Australia, as a top destination for global visual effects production.”

Additionally, RSP has partnered with the University of South Australia to create a successful VFX education program that delivers accredited university courses in visual effects, culminating in the launch of its Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Effects in 2024. Since the partnership began, over 199 students have gained employment in the global VFX industry.

RSP, a Pitch Black Company, has contributed to over 200 feature film and streaming projects, including Indiana Jones and the Dial of DestinyElvisAhsoka, One PieceThe Flash, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, and The Rings of Power.