Post Amazers, Pakistan's largest animation and
post-production company, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)
with Kleiser-Walczak, a leading Hollywood studio for animation projects.
According to this exclusive arrangement the Pakistani animation company
will do a significant part of the animation work for various projects
including feature films undertaken by the US company. In addition,
experts from Kleiser-Walczak will also provide high quality training to
Post Amazers' animators both in Pakistan and in the US. The MoU was
signed between the two companies at a ceremony recently held in Karachi.
Asif Iqbal, Chief Executive Officer of Post Amazers and Jeff Kleiser,
President and Co-founder of Kleiser-Walczak signed this historic
agreement, the first of its kind.
Speaking on the occasion, Jeff Kleiser said: "We
are very impressed with the quality of 3D animation work Post Amazers
has produced in the last two years and we are excited about the
opportunity of working closely with their team. It has been a meeting of
minds and we believe this partnership is the start of a long-term
relationship for the benefit of both parties."
Asif Iqbal stated: "This liaison marks the
beginning of a new era for Post Amazers and for the animation industry
in Pakistan. Through Kleiser-Walczak, which is regarded as one of the
top ten animation studios in the world, Post Amazers has obtained an
incredible platform from which to launch itself in the international
market. Post Amazers has always had the ambition to become an
international animation company and our partnership with Kleiser-Walczak
is an important step in this direction."
Post Amazers is a portfolio company of TMT Ventures,
Pakistan's pioneering venture capital company. It is the largest and
most resourceful animation and post-production house, the first of its
kind in Pakistan. Ever since its establishment in January 2002 Post
Amazers has been providing a wide range of animation, post-production,
art direction, broadcast designs and other related services to local and
international industry. With more than 75 animators along with other
artistic and technical expertise, Post Amazers has the largest human
resource base ever hired by any Pakistan based animation and
post-production house. To supplement their creativity, the company has
acquired the best technology available in South Asia and it is a dynamic
combination of talent and technological know-how that produces magic and
nothing inferior to that.
Asif Iqbal is not a new name in the regional
post-production industry. He has spent 12 years in the industry in many
countries, particularly in the Far East. Asif is unsurpassed in his
technical and creative expertise and has the ability to combine script
and editing in a manner that conveys the emotion of the subject into a
stunning final product. He is also a dynamic effect artist, with an
uncanny knack for creating stunning 2D/3D effects and compositing.
Kleiser-Walczak founded by Jeff Kleiser and Diana
Walczak has existed in Hollywood since 1987. Its creative team comprises
of artists and technologists whose credits include groundbreaking work
in features, ride films and commercials. Its team shares the founders'
commitment to quality, as well as their passion for stretching the
boundaries of visual entertainment. It has contributed to some of the
Hollywood's biggest feature films. 'Frida', 'The One', 'X-Men', 'X-Men
United', 'Stargate', 'Clear and Present Danger' and 'Scary Movie-3' are
a few prime examples. 'The One' needs specific mention in which martial
arts master Jet Li battles his evil doppelganger that required the
development of innovative face replacement techniques. In addition,
Kleiser-Walczak has designed and produced some of the top theme park
attractions in the world including Universal's 'The Amazing Adventures
Scaling dizzying heights with the much touted success
of their video Jaanbaz, an impressive myriad of special effects, 3D
layering and compositing and recent arrangement with Kleiser-Walczak one
expects to witness the start of a new trend in Pakistan. It marks
beginning on a new era where particular emphasis will be on keeping pace
with the latest developments and integration of technology with creative
Post Amazers, Pakistan 's largest animation and post
production company has recently announced its collaboration with
Kleiser-Walczak, a leading Hollywood studio for animation projects.
Picture Shows (L-R) Sohaib Umer, CE, TMT Ventures; Ali Ansari, CEO, AKD
Securities; Asif Iqbal, CEO Post Amazers; Jeff Kleiser, President &
Cofounder Kleiser-Walczak and Gordon Dikson, Kleiser-Walczak