Hollywood and Vancouver-based CIS Visual Effects Group has acquired the assets of Postmodern Sydney.

Postmodern, established in 2001, is a design and visual effects business servicing high-end feature, commercial and television clients in Australia and throughout Asia. Its visual effects feature credits include Daybreakers and Knowing.

The business will continue to operate as Postmodern from its existing premises with all key personnel remaining in place. Plans are underway to build a new Sydney facility later this year to house an expanded CIS-Postmodern operation.

“We’re at a point in our business growth where we’ve got some amazing work under our belt but for some time we’ve been looking for a strong partner to help us spread our wings,” Postmodern Sydney managing director Andrew Robinson said.

“For us that meant finding someone with great creative and technical credentials along with global recognition. The CIS guys reached out to us late last year to talk about joining forces with them on an Australian shop.

CIS president and general manager Don Fly added: “We have been impressed with the quality of visual effects work coming out of Australia for many years… The Postmodern team has done some great work. They are a design led boutique company with a lot of talent and energy. We’re all very excited about working with them,” adds Fly.