NEW YORK—As part of its ongoing effort to grow its resources for motion picture finishing, Post Factory NY, a SIM Group company, has hired Colin Davis as DI Producer. Davis, who arrives from a similar position with Company 3, New York, will oversee feature film and documentary projects undergoing editorial conforming, color grading and other finishing services. He will also be involved in developing the facility’s workflow procedures and service offering. In his first project for Post Factory NY, Davis oversaw final color grading and deliverables for the upcoming Lionsgate release American Ultra.
“Colin’s arrival is indicative of our commitment to taking our finishing services to the next level,” said Post Factory NY Senior Vice President of Operations Kim Spikes. “We’ve been very successful in servicing feature projects through the off-line phase; now we want to carry those projects through the end of post production.” Spikes added that Post Factory NY plans to make further improvements to its technical infrastructure and expects to make more staff additions, including colorists and conforming editors with feature experience.
Davis had been a DI Producer at Company 3 for the past five years, with credits including The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Foxcatcher and Spike Lee’s Oldboy, among others. He produced DI services for Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, winner of the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, as well as the documentary Brooklyn Castle, an Audience Award-winner at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival.
In discussing his move to Post Factory, Davis said he was attracted by the opportunity to help build a department to serve the needs of Hollywood studios and New York’s fast growing film industry. “We’re looking to ramp up in order to accommodate more studio releases and other feature projects,” he said. “More feature work is coming to New York and we want to take advantage of it.”
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Backed by Toronto-based investment firm Granite Partners, the SIM Group is a leading supplier of production equipment, workflow and post-production solutions, with offices across the US, Canada and China. Our diverse services can be utilized on any production at any stage. In Canada, our offices in Toronto, Vancouver and Halifax service grip and lighting from PS Production Services and can be complemented with SIM Digital cinematography and playback equipment for any production’s needs. Bling, Chainsaw, Pixel Underground, Tattersall Sound and Picture and Post Factory NY provide an array of services from dailies, to online and offline editing, to final color/DI and visual effects, to sound editorial and mixing. Bling’s services, which include a comprehensive workflow solution, are offered at all offices across the US and Canada, as well as off-site service through POD (Post on Demand). Chainsaw’s full-service facility in Hollywood provides creative editorial and extensive finishing services with some of the top colorists in the industry. Rounding out the family of companies are Pixel Underground, a Toronto-based post-production company, and its associated service, StationEX, which provides physical and file-based media fulfillment and encoding/distribution services, Tattersall Sound and Picture, a provider of sound editorial and mixing for motion pictures and television and Post Factory NY, one of the East Coast’s top independent post-production facilities. For more information, visit simgroup.com