The Orphanage (company)

The Orphanage (company)

The Orphanage is a visual effects studio located in California. It has offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Vancouver. It was co-founded in 1999 by Stu Maschwitz, Jonathan Rothbart and Scott Stewart, who all previously worked at Industrial Light and Magic. Scott Kirsner at Hollywood Reporter [ [ Hollywood Reporter interview] ] interviewed a couple of the founders and writes about the company and its future plans. Stu Maschwitz created the Magic Bullet software which gives video a film look and wrote a book about guerrilla filmmaking called "The DV Rebel's Guide: An All-Digital Approach to Making Killer Action Movies on the Cheap".

The Orphanage is known for its work on both commercials and features. The company recently launched Orphanage Animation Studios [] which is headed up by Genndy Tartakovsky and will make their film debut with "Power of the Dark Crystal" in 2009.

The Orphanage did approximately 640 shots for the "That Yellow Bastard" section of "Sin City" (2005). [ [ 'Sin's' effects crewsend up on same page] ] as well as three other films with Robert Rodriguez, "", "The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D" and the Quentin Tarantino/Robert Rodriguez co-directed double feature "Grindhouse".

The company has worked on a number of Hollywood blockbusters including "Superman Returns", "Night at the Museum", ' & ' and the Korean blockbuster "The Host". They recently created the Head-up display (HUD) for the hi-tech suit of armour in the Marvel Studios production of "Iron Man".

They have also created commercials and a handful of Super Bowl spots for clients as varied as Comcast, Toshiba, HP, Benadryl and several award winning spots for Sony PlayStation's "Ratchet & Clank".


External links

* [ Official website of The Orphanage]
*imdb company|id=0089909|company=The Orphanage chronological list of credits

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