Kozhikode: Montura VFX, a Pune based multimedia company, which has associated with Hollywood blockbusters like Harry Potter series, Spiderman, Transformers, Pirates of Caribbean, The Smurfs, I Am Legend, Hancock, Percy Jackson, Watchmen, Valkyrie, Invictus, Sex and the City, and Walking with Dinosaurs, has opened its production unit at the Cyberpark in Kozhikode.
Kerala government’s Cyberpark is looking to become a major IT post-production hub for Hollywood movies with a leading visual effects firm opening its production centre at the park and park officials hopeful of bringing in more similar companies when its IT building becomes operational next year.
According to Ajith Kumar R, CEO of Cyberpark, other multimedia and visual effects companies have also shown interest in setting up base by next year at the park which offers top quality workspace and world-class infrastructure.
“The entertainment industry is going to be a major employment generator in the coming years and we want to leverage the opportunities in this booming sector. The opening of the production unit of Montura is just a beginning and we will be able to bring in more such firms to the park by next year,” he added.
“We are really happy to set up a unit in Cyberpark which has all the features of a world-class IT park. This is our second production unit in India and first in Kerala. We will be setting up a state-of-the art unit to provide an international working culture for the qualified young crowd in Kerala,” said Nirshid P P, CEO of Montura VFX, whose portfolio includes other Hollywood projects like Legend of Hercules, Nina, Firestorm, Outcast, Rise of Legend and Dragon Blade.
He said that the company would scale up its operations at the Park in the first year and double the intake to provide more employment to talented youth in the State. “There is a growing demand for visual effects professionals across the globe, with the film industry opting for more experimentation. Kerala is a perfect destination for us considering the huge talent pool. We will be focusing on this aspect and create a world-class professional group in Kerala.”
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