London VFX house Milk is opening a second studio in Cardiff to support its expanding roster of TV and feature film projects.
The new studio, which will open at the end of April, is located in the city’s creative industries hub at the GloWorks building in Cardiff Bay.
The 20 artist seat-facility’s first projects include the forthcoming ninth series of Doctor Who and the Sherlock Christmas Special.
Milk has recruited VFX supervisor Sue Land to manage the new studio, which will be connected with Milk’s London office via Sohonet. She will report to Will Cohen, Milk’s chief executive.
Land’s credits whilst at BBC Wales include Doctor Who, Being Human and Upstairs Downstairs.
Cohen said: “A Cardiff hub for Milk is perfect to support our growing roster of work, build on our long-term relationship with BBC Wales and allow new clients to collaborate with Milk.
“The timing is right with connectivity now provided by Sohonet, the opening of Pinewood [in Wales] and the new opportunities presented by the Welsh Government. We’re excited to be able to join in with the emerging infrastructure for creative business in Wales.”
Milk has already recruited a number of crew locally and will work with the Welsh Government and Creative Skillset to maximise opportunities to hire and train local talent as the studio grows.
Milk has received the support of the Welsh government as part of its programme to foster the creative industries in Wales.
The Milk team is currently working on ITV’s Thunderbirds are Go and has just completed work on forthcoming BBC drama Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell.
It will begin production this month on ITV’s thirteen-part drama Beowulf and Fox TV’s The Bastard Executioner.