Filmart: Andy Serkis' Imaginarium Studios Expands to Asia (Exclusive)

Andy Serkis Getty H 2016
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Andy Serkis Getty H 2016

Co-founded with Jonathan Cavendish, the company is launching a specialist performance capture and content creation hub in Malaysia.

The Imaginarium Studios, the London-based production company and performance-capture studio, is planting its flag in the fast-growing Asia-Pacific region.

With backing from Rhizophora Ventures, a state-backed Malaysian holding company set up to invest in the country’s entertainment and media sectors, Imaginarium Studios is launching a specialist performance-capture and content creation hub in Johor, Malaysia, at the Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios.

The Imaginarium Studios was co-founded in 2011 by film producer Jonathan Cavendish and actor Andy Serkis, famous for his revolutionary performance-capture portrayals of Gollum in the Lord of the Rings franchise and Snoke in the recent Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Said Imaginarium CEO Tony Orsten, "This is a huge step for the studio and we are really excited to see what opportunities this move to the Asia-Pacific region will bring."