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Upcoming Trixter VFX projects receive € 900,000 German funding rebate

Munich-based regional film fund FFF Bayern supports TRIXTER’S Hollywood clients and bolsters Bavaria’s position as a VFX hub

London, UK – November 2nd, 2020 Leading German VFX Studio TRIXTER today revealed its Hollywood clients and their subsequent projects have greatly benefited from German funding this year. The Film & TV Grant Bavaria (FilmFernsehFonds Bayern) was launched six years ago to attract large-scale international feature film projects and was later expanded to include line producing for digital visual effects and series productions. Within this category, TRIXTER has regularly received local funding for international projects.

The supported 2020 TRIXTER projects include Marvel Studios’ Black Widow among other works-in-progress, along with Warner Bros. Pictures’ The Suicide Squad. Combined they have received €900,000 in grants from FFF Bayern this year.

Commenting on the importance to TRIXTER’s business and global market position, Managing Director Christian Sommer said “The Bavarian film funding is indispensable to keep parity with the many international and highly subsidised film locations. The FFF is supporting three important TRIXTER projects this year and thus it is effectively enabling our world class artists to continue to deliver VFX at the top international level in Bavaria. With our offices in Munich and Berlin, we can offer our clients access to a range of local grants and –through this combination with German-wide film funding DFFFII– we can continue to be competitive and create stunning concept art, animation and visual effects for the world’s greatest productions.”

TRIXTER has delivered several key sequences for Black Widow, the upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is intended to be the 24th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film was directed by Cate Shortland and stars Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow alongside Florence Pugh, David Harbour, O-T Fagbenle, William Hurt, Ray Winstone, and Rachel Weisz. Set after Captain America: Civil War, the film sees Romanoff on the run and forced to confront her past. FFF Bayern granted 390,000 Euros in funding support to TRIXTER to deliver visual effects for the feature. Over 100 artists and technicians worked on the project under the guidance of TRIXTER VFX Supervisor Dominik Zimmerle and Producer Sarah Fernandez.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is the 16th Marvel Studios film to feature TRIXTER visual effects. It’s currently in production at the studio’s Munich facility under the VFX Supervision of Dominik Zimmerle alongside Producer Sarah Fernandez. FFF Bayern granted 410,000 Euros in funding support to TRIXTER to deliver visual effects for the feature.

2020 has been a blockbuster year for TRIXTER. It’s VFX artists remain in production on Warner Bros. Pictures’ The Suicide Squad based on the DC Comics’ antihero team Suicide Squad. The feature is the tenth film in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) and was written and directed by James Gunn (whom TRIXTER worked with previously on the Guardians of the Galaxy film series and horror film Brightburn). It stars an ensemble cast led by Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, John Cena, Joel Kinnaman, Peter Capaldi, and Viola Davis. FFF Bayern granted 100,000 Euros in funding support to TRIXTER’s VFX Supervisor Alessandro Cioffi and Producer Jennifer Thompson to deliver visual effects for the feature.

In addition to these three large-scale blockbuster projects TRIXTER has recently delivered visual effects for Biohackers (Netflix), Guns Akimbo (Altitude Film) and Jim Knopf und die Wilde 13 (Rat Pack Filmproduktion).

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