Rodeo FX acquires Alchemy 24

Both the Montreal-based visual effects houses will continue to operate independently of one another.
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Montreal-based visual effects company Rodeo FX has acquired fellow Quebec film and television VFX studio Alchemy 24.

Both companies will remain independent of one another and there will be no change to the management teams, according to a statement. The acquisition, the details of which were not disclosed, will facilitate the sharing of projects and VFX technologies between the companies. 

Alchemy 24 has previously done VFX work on Canadian series such as 19-2 (Bravo) and This Life (CBC) and feature films including Denis Villeneuve-directed Arrival and Xavier Dolan’s The Death and Life of John F. Donovan. The 20-person company was founded in 2007 by Jean-François Ferland.

Rodeo FX meanwhile has grown to approximately 400 VFX artists since it was established in 2007 and has studios in Montreal, Los Angeles and Quebec City. The L.A. office was opened in December 2014 following its acquisition of Hatch FX. The company’s VFX credits include The Fate of the FuriousGame of Thrones and Kim Nguyen’s Two Lovers and a Bear Kim Nguye, starring Tatiana Maslany. Rodeo is led by president Sébastien Moreau.