Montréal, September 6, 2017 – Mathematic Studio, one of the most prominent VFX and animation companies in France, announced that it will be establishing its first foreign studio in Greater Montréal, as an aside to the effects MTL17 conference. With this new North American outpost, Mathematic Studio plans to significantly expand its global presence and create some twenty jobs over three years.
The Montréal studio will focus mainly on managing the company’s growing operations in the movie industry. The Canadian subsidiary is already working on two full-length features, and will also be working on various advertising projects and music videos. Mathematic Studio has already made a name for itself in major productions for marquee entertainers and brands such as Madonna, Coldplay, Rihanna, Chanel, Nike, Perrier and Dior. The Montréal location will also allow the new studio to develop its video-game industry client base—Mathematic Studio is already familiar the industry as it developed the trailer for Ubisoft’s Ghost Recon Wildlands title in 2016.
Mathematic Studio received constant support from Montréal International in the course of opening its offices in Montréal, and will rely on the extensive experience of executive producer Alexandre Pagot, who is heading the project for the company. The Montréal team, made up of a dozen local new hires, will evolve within a flexible structure and work closely with its parent company, which has nearly a hundred employees working at its two Paris studios.
“Having a studio in Greater Montréal means we can reach a larger market, especially movie production houses in North America, and grow our international customer base, which currently accounts for about 30% of our business.”
- Guillaume Marien, Founder and Executive Producer, Mathematic Studio
“Over the past decade, Greater Montréal has become one of the world’s largest VFX and animation hubs. Between 2002 and 2012, the sector experienced a 25% increase in its GDP. Montréal provides Mathematic Studio with a solid supportive ecosystem and all the key components for the studio to continue to innovate and thrive.”
- Hubert Bolduc, President and CEO, Montréal International
“We have a unique work environment that fosters collaboration. Our employees are motivated by a large variety of stimulating projects and the user-friendly space housed in a duplex on Saint-Joseph Boulevard, in the Plateau-Mont-Royal borough. All these winning conditions will ensure the success of the Montréal studio and the whole company.”
- Alexandre Pagot, Producer, Mathematic Studio – Montréal
About Mathematic Studio (www.mathematic.tv)
Founded in 2006 by Guillaume Marien, Mathematic is a Paris-based VFX and animation studio that works in advertising, television, print, web content and brand imaging. The studio is known for its quality and has earned multiple accolades for its work on commercials for Air France, campaigns for Perrier and Canal +, and music videos for Snoop Dog, Madonna, Coldplay, Travis Scott and many others. Mathematic works on production and post-production of over 100 short films per year, in addition to five or six full-length features, and employs about a hundred people at its Paris and Montréal offices.
About Montréal International (www.montrealinternational.com)
Established in 1996, Montréal International is a non-profit organization funded by the private sector, the governments of Canada and Québec, the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal and the City of Montréal. Its mission is to attract foreign investment, international organizations and skilled talent to Greater Montréal by providing assistance services tailored to their needs.