Small Biz Week Profile: Digital Alchemy Entertainment

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Digital Alchemy Entertainment is a creative animation and visual effects studio that has grown from a two man operation to a team of 30 talented artists in a 4500 square foot office in Vancouver’s Gastown. Co-founders, Rob Gandell and Chris Browne are now balancing global relationships on a project that will air internationally. DA’s most recent international effort will be on display in February of 2009 when Zigby, a new animated series aimed at preschoolers, will air on YTV, ABC, Treehouse, and France 5 among others. DA worked For Thunderbird Films on their coproduction with Flying Bark Productions (Australia) and Big Communications (Singapore).

“We were responsible for the integral aspects of the overall look of the show” said Chris Browne, partner and creative director, Digital Alchemy. “We’re really excited about this project because it’s one where we were able to demonstrate our capabilities and creativity.”

Rob Gandell, partner and production designer on Zigby, added, “We have taken advantage of the deep talent pool here in Vancouver and that has given us the capacity to go after, and lead, large, international visual effects and animation projects.”

Look for more from the talented staff at Digital Alchemy Entertainment in the near future as they have recently wrapped on production with Insight Film Studios on their latest picture titled Thirst.