Union is delighted to announce the launch of its first international studio in Montréal, Canada.

Headquartered in London, UK, and about to celebrate its 15th birthday, Union’s Montréal studio will expand the services they offer their clients in feature film and high-end TV.

The Montréal studio is based in a beautiful refurbished industrial building called Le Nordelec, between Griffintown and Pointe-Saint-Charles.

Union’s recruitment drive is already in full swing to grow its Canadian team. They are currently recruiting technical, creative and production roles across all levels.

Union, a fully independent studio, was founded in 2008 by Adam Gascoyne and Tim Caplan. The steady growth of the business has allowed it to be financed by its success resulting in the company’s unrivalled reputation for working on story-led, director-driven projects.

Union’s back catalogue features collaborations with Oscar and BAFTA winning directors including Martin McDonagh, Danny Boyle, Sam Mendes and Stephen Frears on a huge variety of projects from period dramas to dystopian fantasies as well as everything in between.

Since 2020 the company has invested heavily in growing its CG team and has recently delivered exceptional VFX on projects including For All Mankind, The Irregulars, Operation Mincemeat, Wheel of Time, Moon Knight, Pennyworth and the multi award winning The Banshees of Inisherin.

Tim Caplan explains why now and why Montreal, “Adam and I have backgrounds at bigger VFX studios and our plan with Union was to build a VFX company that had all the best bits from our experiences with the benefits and personability of an independent studio. Over the last 15 years we’ve definitely achieved this in London and, with the ongoing upturn in film and tv projects globally, the time is right to do the same in another region.

“We decided on Montréal pre-pandemic. It’s the perfect place ideally positioned for us to work with clients across multiple time zones with an incredible pool of local VFX talent, and a generous tax relief system.

“All this plus finding a brilliant studio space made it a no-brainer. We are all hugely excited about this next chapter for Union.”

Union has just completed work on The Power – a nine part series for Amazon premiering tomorrow (31 March).

Tanya Combrinck
Author: Tanya Combrinck

Tanya is a writer covering art, design, and visual effects. She has 15 years of experience as a magazine journalist and has written for publications including 3D World, 3D Artist, Computer Arts, net magazine, and Creative Bloq.