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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 four 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, in an effort to continue providing our clients with specialized expertise, in 2020, FOLKS became a member of The Fuse Group, which brings together the FuseFX, RSP, and FOLKS studios and has more than 1,200 visual effects artists worldwide.

VISION + MISSION

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 VALUES

01

Creativity

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.

02

Collaboration

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.

03

Excellence

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.

04

Simplicity

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.

05

Kindness

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.

FUSE
GROUP

Fuse Group brings together world-leading visual effects studios, FOLKS, FuseFX, and Rising Sun Pictures. The company employs over 1,200 personnel across ten worldwide studio locations. Fuse Group is a portfolio company of EagleTree Capital.

Vision

To provide infinite storytelling through the fusion of art, technology and creativity.

Mission

We are on a quest to create the next generation of visual effects studio. That will consist of a tightly integrated global network of elite studios, each creating unprecedented imagery through exceptional employee and client experience, while contributing to and benefitting from connection and collaboration across the global organization.

Each studio strives separately and together toward an unprecedented creative and rewarding environment that makes a positive and long-lasting impact on its employees, clients and community. We accomplish this through the talent we hire, the diverse teams we build, and the way we work together. By fostering a culture of creativity, collaboration and excellence, we create a boutique experience with the power of a global workforce.

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