Partnership Extends European Footprint in Highly Attractive Ireland Market Key Hire to Drive International Commercialization Efforts in Europe
LOS ANGELES, December 19th, 2023 - Crafty Apes, a full-service visual effects powerhouse with eight production facilities across North America and Europe, today announced the expansion of its international growth strategy, with a number of new global initiatives designed to strengthen its existing capabilities and enter compelling new markets and verticals. As part of these efforts, the company has formed a strategic partnership with EGG Post and VFX (“EGG”), a premier Dublin-based post-production and visual effects company.
Strategic Partnership Extends European Footprint into Ireland
Through this alliance, the companies will leverage each other’s VFX services, with Crafty Apes providing creative leadership, as well as a robust workforce of more than 350 VFX artists and production staff to key Ireland-based projects, from principal photography into post-production. EGG will also provide local VFX resources as well as offline and online editorial, sound design and mixing, dailies, color and finishing.
“Partnering with EGG provides Crafty Apes with a timely and valuable entry into Ireland’s thriving post and VFX market, which continues to see growing demand and interest from major U.S. clients, driven by Ireland’s incredibly skilled and motivated workforce and favorable business climate,” said Alana Newell, Crafty Apes’ CEO. “Under Gary and Gareth’s leadership, EGG is a world-class partner that is closely aligned with our values, principles and long-term vision and ambitions.”
EGG Co-founders Gary Shortall and Gareth Young said, “We’re delighted to be joining forces with Crafty Apes, an iconic International VFX company. Ireland is a strong VFX hub in Europe, and EGG and Crafty Apes both have experience servicing high-profile, large-scale projects for many years in our respective markets. This alliance opens the
door to a wider international client base for EGG and gives Crafty Apes direct access to the European market.”
Crafty Apes’ recent credits include The Last of Us, Stranger Things, The Holdovers, John Wick: Chapter 4, and Creed III, among others. Some of EGG’s recent credits include Doctor Who, Bad Sisters, Evil Dead Rise, Good Omens, The Woman King, World on Fire and Intergalactic, which received a 2022 BAFTA nomination for Best Visual Effects.
Crafty Apes is a full-service visual effects company started in Los Angeles, with additional studios in Atlanta, New York, Baton Rouge, Albuquerque, London, Montreal and Vancouver. Beginning as a VFX studio for film and TV, Crafty Apes has grown to include a talented roster of creative and production supervisors that offer set supervision, VFX consultation and high-end CG and previsualization services. Crafty Apes’ work can be seen on fan-favorite and critically-acclaimed films such as The Creator, The Holdovers, I’m a Virgo and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 as well as top episodic series including Star Trek: Discovery, Only Murders in the Building, The Last of Us, and Shadow and Bone, to name a few. For more information, visit craftyapes.com.
Crafty Apes Media Contact:
Storyline Public Relations
About EGG Post and VFX
EGG Post and VFX is a Dublin-based post production and visual effects company specializing in feature film, television drama and documentary services. EGG is a founding member of the Visual Effects Society of Ireland (VFXAI), where they work to promote Ireland as a premier VFX destination with talented companies producing top-notch visual effects for domestic and international markets. Recent film credits include Evil Dead Rise and The Woman King, with TV credits including Bad Sisters, Bodies, Good Omens, The Gone, Deep Fake Neighbour Wars, World on Fire and Intergalactic, which received a 2022 BAFTA nomination for Best Visual Effects. For more information, visit www.egg.ie
EGG Media Contact:
Dhruba Banerjee- MD, EGG VFX