Oscar-winning Framestore opened its third US location, and
fifth globally, in Chicago’s West Loop on May 1st. The office is run by current
Framestore employees David Mellor, as Creative Director, and Raven Sia, as Head
of Production. Newly appointed Krystina Wilson is Executive Producer, joining
from The Mill in Chicago.
Framestore’s Chicago office signals an expansive growth
period for Framestore’s Integrated Advertising division, which in 2016 had its
most successful year to date. Accolades include being named both the Clio and
LIA Production Company of the Year, and Ciclope’s Visual Effects Company of the
Year, along with over 70 awards for the groundbreaking group VR experience
‘Field Trip to Mars’, including 19 Cannes Lions.
Diane Jackson, Chief Production Officer of DDB Chicago, says
on Framestore, 'Like many in the production community here in Chicago, I’m
delighted to see world class talent and a major player, such as Framestore
investing in our market. DDB is thriving and the demands for us to deliver
original, effective, innovative production solutions is why companies, such as
Framestore, are critical to our ongoing success.'
Led by Mellor, Sia and Wilson, Framestore’s Chicago office
will work with new and existing clients across brands, ad agencies and
production companies. The office is actively hiring a wide range of staff
roles, from production and artists through to office support. Services offered
will encompass the range of Framestore’s offerings including post-production,
live-action, VR, digital installations and CG character development.
'A lot of our partners come to us for real technological
solutions,' says Jon Collins, President of Integrated Advertising. 'We’re known
to deliver the right mix of creativity and craft. Since Chicago has always had
its own distinct slant on creativity and production, we’re excited to see what
we can brew up together.'
was welcomed to the Chicago community by this vibrant collection of locals: