Apr 13, 2018

Byron Shire News - Cumulus VFX Byron Regional Jobs

Jobs for NSW chair David Thodey test drives a virtual reality headset at Cumulus VFX in Byron Bay. Picture Christian Morrow

There is nothing virtual about the ongoing success of Cumulus VFX, Byron Shire's very own visual effects company.

Founded by Will Gammon in a shed in Bangalow, Cumulus currently employs 20 staff at its new production facility based at Habitat in North Beach, Byron Bay, where they create sophisticated visual effects for films such as Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings.

The company's expansion came thanks to a $300,000 Regional Growth Loan and chair of NSW Government backed Jobs for NSW, David Thodey, called in to Cumulus to get an eye-full of the amazing visual effects they produce.

Mr Thodey got to test drive a set of virtual reality goggles and also saw excerpts of the new work Cumulus is producing for Framestore US, who subcontract work for major Hollywood studios such as Marvel and Netflix.

Cumulus office manager Philippa Bennett, David Thodey, Mark Holden, from Sourdough, and Cumulus lead compositor and visual effects artist Richard Hall. Photo Christian Morrow
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