Visual Effects House CafeFX/ComputerCafe Closing
California facility's credits included 'Shutter Island' and 'Pan's Labyrinth.'
CafeFX/ComputerCafe, headquartered in Santa Maria, Calif., is closing its doors, according to a statement from its founders, Jeff Barnes and David Ebner, that is posted on the company website.
"After 17 years in business, CafeFX/ComputerCafe has decided to officially close its doors," the statement began. "The current economic climate and global marketplace have made it unrealistic for us to continue to deliver the highest quality visual effects work, which has been our hallmark, at a competitive price and a sustaining profit."
The company's credits have included Shutter Island, The Kite Runner and Pan's Labyrinth.
The news comes only a month after the closure of another California-based VFX business, Asylum.