The new studio was formed through the acquisition of boutique VFX company With A Twist, and is now dubbed Pixomondo DTW. It will focus on feature film, television and commercial work, handling both local and international projects.
"Talent is a key factor when we consider new facility locations," notes Thilo Kuther, founder of Pixomondo. "We have collaborated closely with With A Twist for many years on a number of high profile projects, so are very familiar with their impressive work. We now can officially welcome them to the Pixomondo family and look forward to having a solid presence in Detroit."
Founded by David Burton and Pam Hammarlund, With A Twist has served as a sub-vendor on several feature film projects, including The Amazing Spider-Man, Fast Five, Sucker Punch and Hugo. The updated Detroit facility is expected to be operational later this month, and will be fully integrated into Pixomondo's global workflow.