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Our Story

FOLKS was founded in Montreal in 2012, and has since opened offices in Toronto, Bogotá, Saguenay, and Mumbai. Our five studios have been designed to meet the needs of our clients, expand our roster of artists, help train the next generation, and provide a better environment for our artists.

This ecosystem offers you the best of two worlds—tight-knit teams for personalized service and human-scale collaboration and the strength of a flexible network that leverages the specialties of each studio to deliver breathtaking results.

There’s no assembly line work here. We nurture the creativity of our artists, who are among the most talented in the industry, and from concept to finished product, we focus all our attention on making your vision a reality. Our diverse origins give our creations that little extra something special.

More recently (2020), in an effort to continue providing our clients with specialized expertise, FOLKS became a member of Pitch Black, which brings together FuseFX, RSP, El Ranchito and FOLKS studios and has more than 1,400 visual effects artists worldwide.


Our Vision

Help filmmakers around the world tell their stories.

Our Mission

Create exceptional visual effects that bring the vision of world-class filmmakers to life by providing an environment driven by passion, expertise, creativity, and collaboration.




Our teams like to get involved from the very start of a project. Because we believe that collaborating at the earliest stages of a client’s creative process allows us to bring the most innovative and original ideas and solutions to the table.



Our tight-knit teams are able to accomplish great things because they love working together. At FOLKS, you benefit from the strength of a network, but also from the colour and creativity of each individual studio.



We love what we do. And we’re always looking for ways to go above and beyond. So we constantly strive to do better, and we make it a point of honour to take on creative and technical challenges. You might say we’re as meticulous as we are curious.



Our work sometimes entails complex processes, but simplicity is always our goal. We look for solutions and create tools that allow us to get straight to the point.



At FOLKS, we believe that kindness and expertise go hand in hand. The entertainment industry is known for its fast-paced and sometimes stressful working environment, which is why we are committed to keeping things fun and challenging every day. We know this caring approach shows in the final product, so we treat our people as well as our clients.

The Pitch Black company is a global house of award-winning creative brands with a rich history in digital production for film, television and streaming media.

Credited with some of the most iconic cinematic moments, the group is a powerhouse of industry-leading talent and technologies across the world’s hottest production and rebate locations.

Pitch Black brings together world-leading visual effects studios, FuseFX, FOLKS, Rising Sun Pictures, and El Ranchito.

Each brand strives separately and together in a rewarding, creative environment that delivers positive and long-lasting impact for employees, clients, and their communities. Fostering a culture of creativity, collaboration, innovation and excellence, we create a personalized experience with the scale of a global workforce capable of delivering projects at every scale and complexity.

The company employs personnel across thirteen worldwide studio locations in Los Angeles, New York, Vancouver, Atlanta, Montréal, Toronto, Bogotá, Saguenay, Mumbai, Adelaide, Brisbane, Madrid & Barcelona. Pitch Black is a portfolio company of investment funds managed by EagleTree Capital, a New York City-based private equity firm.

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