Double Negative, a leading visual effects firm that won an Oscar last month for its work on Ex Machina, announced today that it will cease all operations at its Singapore studio. The shutdown will take place by May 20, 2016.
Double Negative’s Singapore facility was opened in 2009, and had contributed vfx work to films such as Godzilla, Man of Steel, and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay parts 1 and 2.
The company explained its reasons for closing in a written statement from Alex Hope, managing director and co-founder of Double Negative. “Closing a facility is never an easy choice,” said Hope. “However we must be responsive to the requirements of our clients and ensure global operation is well balanced to meet their needs. The changing global dynamics of the film industry has focused the growth and development of our operations elsewhere in the world.”