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Our Story

Over the past two decades, Rising Sun Pictures (RSP) has been delighting and inspiring audiences worldwide, by creating some of Hollywood’s most memorable screen moments.

RSP was established in 1995 in Adelaide, South Australia, by co-founders Tony Clark, Wayne Lewis and Gail Fuller, who named it after the Rising Sun Inn, the site of the first board meeting which was held over a Coopers Ale.

RSP’s notable clients include Disney, Marvel, Warner Bros., Netflix, Amazon, and MGM, among many others.

Its Adelaide studio is home to more than 240 exceptional crew who enjoy the advantage of being located in one of the world’s most liveable cities. Its sterling reputation, cemented by its creative leadership, has made it a trusted partner for studios and filmmakers worldwide.

Focusing on producing only the highest quality and innovative solutions, RSP has an extremely flexible, custom pipeline, which allows the company to scale up quickly and adjust its workflow to meet the needs of clients and audiences’ demand for ever more spectacular visuals.

RSP has received countless awards for its work over the years, including the 2020 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) 'Award for Best Visual Effects or Animation' for its work on The Eight Hundred, the winner of the Creative Industries award at the 57th Australian 2019 Export Awards, a plethora of Visual Effects Society (VES) and AEAF awards, accolades for its work on the Quicksilver Pentagon Kitchen sequence in X-Men: Days of Future Past including both an Academy Award ® and BAFTA Award nomination, as well as honours for its work on the 2013 Academy-Award® winning Gravity.

RSP is a Pitch Black company.

RSP Awards & Nominations


Our Vision

To delight and inspire audiences by creating the world’s most memorable screen moments.

Our Mission

Through our team’s dedication and mastery, we will solve every visual effects challenge with positivity and collaboration, deliver on our promise to our clients, and delight and inspire audiences worldwide. ​


Our Values

Rising Sun Pictures has 5 core values. These are the pillars of our identity; they are the set of beliefs, principles and interpersonal behaviour that guide our work. They are those things we consider important, our moral compass and how we do things around here!



The foundation for a safe and healthy workplace. Team members must have interpersonal connections and trust.



Enable effective delegation and authority. A safe environment to take risks and encourage innovations.



Driven by our mission and values, we encourage open, honest, caring communication; act morally and ethically.



We are one team - we value a culture that is collaborative and built on teamwork.



We take pride in providing quality and outstanding service in both production and creative leadership, delivering value to our clients, both internal and external.

A universe of Limitless Creativity.

The Pitch Black Company is a global house of award-winning creative brands with a rich history in digital production for film, television and streaming media.

Credited with some of the most iconic cinematic moments, the group is a powerhouse of industry-leading talent and technologies across the world’s hottest production and rebate locations.

Pitch Black brings together world-leading visual effects studios, FuseFX, FOLKS, Rising Sun Pictures, and
El Ranchito.

Each brand strives separately and together in a rewarding, creative environment that delivers positive and long-lasting impact for employees, clients, and their communities.

Fostering a culture of creativity, collaboration, innovation and excellence, we create a personalized experience with the scale of a global workforce capable of delivering projects at every scale and complexity.

The company employs over 1,400 personnel across thirteen worldwide studio locations in Los Angeles, New York, Vancouver, Atlanta, Montréal, Toronto, Bogotá, Saguenay, Mumbai, Adelaide, Brisbane, Madrid & Barcelona.

Pitch Black is a portfolio company of investment funds managed by EagleTree Capital, a New York City-based private equity firm.


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