Stage23 brings together Australia’s finest VFX artists. Being artist-run and owned, Stage23’s resources are put into what ends up on screen; from creative development to final finesse.
Ausfilm Member since 2024

Stage23 listens to the client’s needs as storytellers and filmmakers and determines the best visual effects approach to each project. They have a strong emphasis on concept and planning, understanding that it’s all about quality for the final image.

Each with 25 plus year’s experience in the VFX, both Chris and Jonathan have had ample opportunity to establish close relationships with the best talent in Australia. The majority of the senior team worked together at Animal Logic in the early 2000’s and have had a shorthand ever since.

Stage23 maintain close relationships with leading Australian film industry figures and uniquely talented artists – local and international.

Stage23, believe in the power of collaboration and innovation. The approach to each project is holistic, ensuring that every aspect of visual effects is meticulously planned and executed. Working closely with directors, producers, and other key stakeholders to ensure that their visual effects not only meets but exceeds expectations. 

Stage23 is at the forefront of utilizing the latest technology and software in the VFX industry. Our state-of-the-art facilities and equipment enable us to tackle even the most complex visual effects challenges, continuously exploring new techniques and methodologies to stay ahead of the curve and provide clients with innovative solutions.

Ultimately, the goal at Stage23 is to bring stories to life in the most visually captivating way possible, taking pride in their ability to transform imaginative ideas into stunning visual realities, ensuring that every project they undertake is a true masterpiece.


Christian Debney

Creative Director
[email protected]
+61 432 641 801

Jonathan Hairman

VFX Supervisor
[email protected]
+61 435 342 042

  • Monkey Man
  • Went Up the Hill
  • Woody Woodpecker Goes to Camp
  • MaXXXine
  • Pearl
  • X
  • No Way Up
  • The New Boy
  • Three Thousand Years of Longing
  • The Royal Hotel