Award-winning Vancouver-based animation, design, and VFX outfit The Sequence Group has opened a new studio in Melbourne, Australia. The team will be lead by creative director Luke Bicevskis as they work with many of The Sequence’s high-profile clients, including Disney and Microsoft.
Titled Sequence Melbourne, the new studio will partner with Sequence’s headquarters in Vancouver on existing animation and film projects. Sequence Melbourne will provide a powerful transnational resource to Australia and Asia’s booming creative sectors, while bolstering the wider company’s working capacity and headcount.
Luke Bicevskis, partner and creative director, Sequence, comments: ”Coming on board with Sequence I was immediately struck by the unique nature of the studio’s visual style, the talent of its staff, and its amazing work culture. Sequence has become known across Canada and the US for its distinct artistic approach. I’m excited to be introducing that level of imagination and originality back home in Australia.”
Ian Kirby, founder and executive creative director, Sequence, comments: “The new studio is an opportunity for us to retain Luke’s remarkable creative vision while expanding further into the Australian creative market. It also presents an opportunity to discover new talent and work with agencies that share the same goal of producing unique, narrative-led content that truly resonates with an audience.”
Sequence is renowned for its design-centric approach to animation and VFX on narrative extensions for brands like Halo and Star Wars. The studio has won several industry honors, including an IAWTV Award, Bass Award and an Audience Award from the Sundance Online Film Festival. It recently won an Accolade Global Film Competition Award for excellence in animation for its work on Halo: Fall of Reach.