Flix has launched a new £1 million facility, which features finishing suites and theatres across 5,500sqft on the seventh floor of MediaCityUK’s White Tower.
The new space at MediaCityUK, Salford, features four finishing suites, two 5.1 dubbing theatres and a Da Vinci grading, in addition to the 42 edit suites, four dubbing theatres and the animation, VFX and graphics department Flix currently operates.
Flix, which also has facilities in central Manchester, the Space Project, Broadway, MediaCityUK and now in the White Tower, was established in 1993 and has knowledge and experience of creating post production content and audio in genres including animation, documentaries and drama. It has worked on shows including Old Jack’s Boat, So Awkward, Rip Off Britain and Perspectives.
The 23-year-old company is jointly owned by Leo Casserly and Paul Hardman. Since the pair joined forces in 2010 Flix’s turnover has increased from £800,000 to £2,200,000 and staff numbers have tripled to 42.
“We are delighted to open our amazing new facilities here at the White Tower and expand our presence here at MediaCityUK,” said Casserly. “Our post facilities have been specifically designed as a whole to meet the diverse and changing needs of our clients and to create a modern, yet inviting atmosphere and we feel we are offering facilities that rival some of the top post companies in London”.
Stephen Wild, managing director of MediaCityUK commented: “Flix’s rise has been meteoric over the last four years and we have been working for some time to make these expansion plans a reality, so it’s great to see them finally come to fruition. There is a huge talent pool in the North and that combined with the technical capability at MediaCityUK, it puts Flix in a very strong position.”