Main South African post-production home The Refinery has signed with Alta International Media for illustration. The manufacturing home’s latest work consists of the TIFF 2023 Official Choice The Umbrella Man 2… Escape from Robben Island and the worldwide sequence Blood and Water, streaming on Netflix.
Based mostly in Cape City, The Refinery handles all facets of image and audio administration, from script to display screen. It additionally affords artistic monetary options for filmmakers, together with strong South African tax incentives.
For The Umbrella Man 2, The Refinery dealt with full post-production from dailies to supply, together with shade grading, sound, VFX, on-line, and DCP supply to TIFF. For Blood and Water, it facilitated offline modifying in 4 suites, VFX, and sound design.
The corporate additionally contributed to Netflix South Africa’s massively standard The Unseen, dealing with offline, shade grade, and ending in HDR (Netflix South Africa’s first) and full VFX and IMF supply.
Worldwide credit embrace Beast, Tomb Raider, Maze Runner: Demise Remedy, The Kissing Sales space, Eye within the Sky, Mad Max: Fury Highway, The Giver, Black Sails Season 1, and Mandela: Lengthy Stroll to Freedom.
Steven Adams of Alta International Media famous, “We had been impressed by the excellent ability set of The Refinery and are excited to introduce this unimaginable group to the world.”
Alta International Media represents notable South African expertise corresponding to director/producer Mandla Dube, SAFTA nominated author Sabelo Mgidi, SAFTA-winning director Thabang Moleya, showrunner Busisiwe Ntintili, and award-winning author Jafta Mamabolo.
The Refinery (Cape City) and The First Order (Johannesburg) are below new possession, The First Order Group, lately forming a brand new cross-country alliance.
“At The Refinery, we have at all times been devoted to pushing the boundaries of visible results and storytelling, and with Alta International’s experience and attain, we’re poised to take our work to new heights,” acknowledged The First Order Group chairman Sbonelo Mvuyana. “South Africa has a wealth of untapped creativity, and along with Alta International, we goal to convey our distinctive imaginative and prescient and experience to initiatives around the globe.”
“We stay up for collaborating with the gifted artists and professionals at Alta International and are wanting to embark on this journey of creativity, innovation, and international influence,” added The First Order CEO Alastair Orr. “This partnership represents a big step in direction of placing South African expertise on the forefront of the worldwide VFX trade. Thrilling occasions lie forward, and we won’t wait to share our work with the world.”
Supply: The Refinery
Debbie Diamond Sarto is information editor at Animation World Community.