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Category: VFX

Established in 1987, SPIN is a creative and technically dedicated visual effects studio producing captivating imagery for feature film and television. SPIN’s roots trace back to creative and technological innovations that are now standard in visual effects facilities around the globe.

SPIN Founder and CEO Nigel McGrath co-founded Alias Research in 1984, creator of Maya, later acquired by Autodesk; and in 1987 Side Effects Productions the production arm that supported the initial R&D of software giant, Side Effects Software, the creators of Houdini.

President and Partner, Neishaw Ali, a Queens MBA graduate has over 26 years in the film and television industry and over 75 features and 15 television series under her belt. In 1992, Neishaw was instrumental in rebranding Side Effects Productions as SPIN, successfully blending the science of business and creativity.

SPIN VFX has evolved into an internationally recognized Visual Effects studio, working with respected Directors, VFX Supervisors and Producers. With television credits that include the Emmy award-winning series Game of Thrones (HBO), Neil Jordan’s thrice Emmy nominated The Borgias (Showtime), and film credits such as Bill Condon’s The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part One & Two (Summit/Lionsgate), Mans Marlind’s Underworld: Awakening (Screen Gems), Timur Bekmambetov’s Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (20th Century Fox), and 22 Jump Street (Columbia Pictures) from Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, SPIN VFX delivers on vision.

SPIN is located in Toronto with sales and support in Los Angeles.

VFX Supervision – On-Set and in Studio,
On-Set Production Services - Location Capture & 3D Body Scanning
Concept & Visualization - Pitch, Pre, Post
3D Animation - Creature and Character
CG Effects - Massive / Crowd Duplication
Matte Painting / Environment - 2D and 3D


901 King Street West, Suite 501
Toronto, ON
M5V 3H5

Contact Info:

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  • John Wick John Wick
  • 22 Jump Street 22 Jump Street
  • Mortdecai Mortdecai
  • Game of Thrones SIII *Outstanding VFX Emmy Award Winner Game of Thrones SIII *Outstanding VFX Emmy Award Winner
  • The Borgias SI-III * Three VFX Emmy Nominations The Borgias SI-III * Three VFX Emmy Nominations