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We create high quality VFX for High End Film & Television projects, through close relationships with clients we ensure we add value to every project

Axis Studios is a multi-award-winning animation and VFX studio. Based in the heart of Bristol, Axis Studios’ VFX arm delivers cutting-edge visual effects for high-end television, film and natural history. As with all our projects, we aim to work very closely with our clients to become integrated into the production to be more than just a VFX partner. We understand the nature of the filmmaking process and have developed a flexible approach to deal with the ebbs and flow of post-production requirements. We ensure all projects are managed to the highest degree. A part of Axis Studios, we’ve built a global reputation for creating commissioned and original entertainment experiences in Film, Television, Games and Theme Parks. No matter the client, brand, genre or delivery platform, our creative output is distinctive, engaging and entertaining.

Axis first opened its doors in 2000, over the next 20 years the founders went on to build a studio and grow a creative culture that has inspired talented artists, storytellers and producers from around the world to create multi-award-winning work for Universal Studios, Amazon Studios, BBC, Netflix, SKY, Skybound, HBO, and Channel 4.


From its earliest days Axis were determined not to restrict themselves to any one genre, to originate and deliver GROUNDBREAKING CONTENT of the highest quality, that ENGAGES AUDIENCES WORLDWIDE and embraces new creative opportunities.

This is the inspiration behind the opening of Axis Studios’ visual effects arm headquartered in Bristol. Established by founders and VFX Supervisors Grant Hewlett and Howard Jones, the team immediately found themselves working on high profile television shows.

Axis is committed to innovation in VFX, constantly pushing our boundaries in all stages of production. Our work includes the Emmy award-winning series Chernobyl, Catherine the Great – starring Helen Mirren – and Aardman Animations’ A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon, which won our VFX Supervisor Howard Jones his second BIFA. Our most recent project saw us create an entire CG Elizabethan London for the second season of Sky One’s original drama, A Discovery of Witches.

No matter what the project, in its heart and soul Axis remains true to the founders’ original vision. To create NARRATIVELY COMPELLING WORK in animated entertainment and VFX, and bring together artists, fascinated by art, technology, filmmaking and animation, proud to specialise in diversity, passionate to keep on creating beautiful, edgy, distinctive work, and excited to discover where imagination might take them next.

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