One of Us opens Paris VFX studio

May 14, 2021

One of Us has announced the opening of its Paris studio.

The company has been looking to expand in the right way, and Paris presents the ideal opportunity. The creative possibilities, the VFX talent, and the projects underway in France make this an exciting moment. As the film industry recovers from the impact of the pandemic, One of Us feel confident and ambitious about setting up in Paris and continuing their love affair with Europe. 

Leading the creative team will be long-time collaborator Emmanuel (Manu) Pichereau, who will be joined by a mixture of One of Us veterans and the pick of his extensive French connections. Among Manus credits are Under The SkinAnna KareninaEverestThe Revenant, NetflixThe Midnight Sky, and most recently The Matrix 4. People and projects have always driven our growth, and the Paris venture begins with an iconic French staple in the shape of Asterix and Obelix: The Silk Road. 

As well as having strong relationships with several Hollywood studios, One of Us has a history of working with European filmmakers, most recently on Matteo GarronePinocchio and Luca GuadagninoWe Are Who We Are. We also have strong connections with European VFX talent, cultivating relationships with the best schools and universities. 

The company are working with productions to ensure they make the most of the French tax incentives, which begin at 30% and rise to 40%, with the additional rebate targeted at and triggered by VFX spend, making Paris an alluring alternative. 

One of Us’ Paris studio will use a hybrid remote and office-based team, leveraging our London infrastructure. Over the past few months, we have improved our connectivity, tripled our storage and extended our render farm, and with recent innovations in remote working technology, our capacity is more flexible than ever. 

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