Rodeo FX officially opens a new studio in Toronto

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The Independent Canadian Studio appoints two visual effects experts to lead a new team

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TORONTO, June 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Rodeo FX is opening its third Canadian studio in Toronto’s Liberty Village beginning with an onsite team of 60 joining the global team of 800, cementing the studio’s stature as one of the largest independent visual effects studios. Behind projects like The little Mermaid (2023), from Netflix stranger thingsand AppleTV Foundation season 2, Rodeo’s new location will be led by two stellar talents: Mai-Ling Dydo as VFX Supervisor and Lara Osland as VFX Producer.

“We’re incredibly excited to start a new chapter for Rodeo here. It’s something we’ve been working towards, as we have a long history of collaborating with talented artists in Toronto,” says Sébastien Moreau, founder and CEO of Rodeo FX. “Canada is a rich hub for talent and this studio will open new doors locally and internationally.

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Former VFX supervisor at MR. x, Mai-Ling Dydo started out as a CG artist before moving into supervision. She has notably worked on several successful shows such as Penny Dreadful, American Gods, Foundationand raised by wolves, where she had the chance to collaborate with the team of VFX visionary Ridley Scott. As a VFX supervisor on award-winning shows over multiple seasons, Dydo brings key knowledge on how to develop a strong pipeline, which is crucial as Rodeo deepens long-term relationships with studios.

“I love movies and shows. It’s my heart,” says Mai-Ling. a cohesive and creative team, which I found at Rodeo.

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Another former Mr. X Lara Osland
sstarted out in public relations before moving into production, where she combined her artistic curiosity with sharp management skills. Moving from artist to manager, she quickly learned to anticipate client needs on high-end projects such as Pacific Rim, The Boys, Midnight Mass and more recently strange doctor
and the Multiverse of Madness.

“It’s great to be a part of this new chapter for Rodeo. Mai-Ling and I have had the chance to collaborate before, and we’ve always considered Rodeo to be a special studio,” Lara shared. to bring that culture and heritage to Toronto and push creativity here to new heights.”

Recently awarded Employer of the Year at Mercuriades 2022, Rodeo FX offers a flexible hybrid model to all of its employees and will continue to use its official offices as hubs for collaboration and creativity.

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“We want to offer a place where our artists can exchange and work in state-of-the-art spaces while allowing flexibility in working from home”, says CEO Sébastien Moreau. Celebrating its 15th anniversary, Rodeo FX continues its unprecedented growth, now employing over 800 people and delivering award-winning visual effects to the industry’s top storytellers. The studio officially opens with special events throughout the week.

About the Rodeo
Repeatedly voted one of Montreal’s Top Employers and Employer of the Year for the Mercuriades 2022, Rodeo FX is a high-end creative company offering visual effects, advertising, animation and experiential services. Nominated for 3 Emmys® Awards for his work on the series Lovecraft Country, Wanda Vision, and The Falcon and the Winter Soldierindependent Oscar®The award-winning company has nearly 800 artists working in studios across North America and Europe. Rodeo FX is a creative partner to the world’s top storytellers including Netflix, HBO, Disney, Marvel, Amazon Studios, Warner Bros. and Sony, and has collaborated on advertisements for YouTube, NBC and Apple. Current projects include Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets, resident Evil, Haloand stranger things season 4. Recently released projects include Dunes, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Wanda Vision and the witcher season 2, all nominated for the 2022 VES awards.

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Carmen King
PR & Communication Manager @ Rodeo FX
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