Digital District acquires Mokko Studio

The France-based VFX company, which worked on Oscar-winner The Artist, is looking to expand its operations in Montreal with the acquisition.

Paris-based visual effects company Digital District has entered the Canadian market by acquiring Montreal VFX firm Mokko Studio, it was announced Monday.

Operating under the name Digital District Canada, the newly merged entity will look to expand its operations in both advertising and VFX production in Montreal. The company will be based at Mokko’s premises at 1711 Saint-Patrick Street in Montreal.

Bergeron, who was the former president of Mokko, will serve as VP of market development for Digital District Canada. 

Digital District formed in 2008 and has worked on a number of high-profile feature films including Natalie Portman-starrer Jackie and French-language romantic comedy The Artist, which won five Academy Awards, including best picture, in 2012.

Mokko, meanwhile, has completed VFX work on films such as X-Men: Days of Future Past, Riddick: Rule the Dark and Jupiter Ascending.