ZERO VFX Expands with Opening of LA Office

From the release:

Leading visual effects and creative studio, ZERO VFX has opened a brand new West-Coast operation.

The new 5,000-square-foot office in Venice Beach, California, expands on ZERO’s long-term Boston headquarters and marks a substantial bi-coastal scaling of operations in both the feature film and commercial markets. The move and additional staffing in the Boston office effectively doubles the company size from 40 to 80+ employees.

Feature film and commercials success

ZERO has achieved great success in both the feature film, television, and commercial markets, having recently executed three projects with Netflix Originals in less than a year and delivered work on high-profile film projects including The Equalizer, Southpaw and Black Mass. Several more high-profile projects are currently in the works.

ZERO’s commercial credentials include work for leading brands including Toyota, Jack Daniel’s, New Balance and more. The Venice Beach office was partly chosen due to its prime location for the support of further high-end commercial work.

The company is renowned for its deep creative and technical problem solving and close involvement in projects. ZERO is lead by its two co-founders, industry veterans Brian Drewes (Head of Production) and Sean Devereaux (Creative Director).

Brian Drewes comments: “This is a really exciting time of growth for us, and we are looking forward to offering our clients even greater service with the opening of our second location in LA. This office opening represents a clear extension of the quality, photo-real visual effects work we have been creating in the feature film market, which continues to be an exciting and key part of our business, while also driving the commercial work we do alongside talented agencies and brands. We don’t silo feature film work and commercials into divisions – one supports and augments the other.

“Our Venice Beach office will strengthen our ability to serve our valued commercials clients with quality, creatively-driven effects work, while also enhancing the work we do in feature films.”

Sean Devereaux comments: “This expansion is part of our continued, organic growth, diversifying our team and allowing a large pool of artists and producers to be cast for each show and commercial project as it comes through. We are building technology that allows both locations to work together as a single studio that can share work, ideas, and creative direction.”