To mark one year since we launched operations in Europe, our Munich Head of Studio, Thomas Hullin and VFX Producer, Julie Kubillun, had the pleasure of welcoming Minister for European Affairs, Digitization and Media of the State of Bavaria, Mr. Georg Eisenreich, Director of the State of Bavaria Québec Office, Benjamin Emans, as well as members of the Quebec Delegation in Munich Marie-Eve Jean, General Delegate, and Elise Roy, Trade Services Director. Joining our distinguished guests, we also welcomed Germany-based clients, colleagues and collaborators.

A delegation from our Montreal head office, led by Rodeo FX President, Sebastien Moreau, attended the event to celebrate our company’s success and growth in Germany over the past year, exchanging local gifts with Mr. Georg Eisenreich as a gesture of the close relationship between the regions of Bavaria and Quebec.

“We embarked on this adventure with high hopes and I am proud of how far we have come. We have felt welcomed by Munich in what is an important milestone for our company. Opening a studio in Europe reaffirmed our intentions to grow on an international stage, and the Munich government and community have played a decisive role in helping us establish and build our presence here.” said Mr. Moreau.

Minister for European Affairs, Digitization and Media of the State of Bavaria Mr. Georg Eisenreich, who had earlier this year visited our head office in Montreal, was present at the one year celebration of our Munich studio to reiterate his support of Rodeo FX and the industry.  “Bavaria has been among the first of Germany's states to provide financial support for the visual effects industries. We are constantly increasing the funds available to attract more  companies to join our Bavarian digital media ecosystem. We are happy to welcome and support companies like Rodeo FX and we are looking forward to seeing even more growth in this booming industry." said Minister Eisenreich.

At the event, guests were presented a behind-the-scenes look at our latest work and visited our Munich studio, located in the bustling Maxvorstadt district of Munich, which was recently named Forbe’s Most Livable City in the World. Housing the 2nd biggest pool of VFX talent in Europe, and centrally located, Munich is a key hub for visual effects and draws passionate European artists, facilitating the deployment of new large-scale projects.