Two Winnipeg film companies have merged to create a powerhouse of hardware and technical expertise to lure larger films to the city.
MidCanada Production Services Inc. and Frantic Films launched FRANK Digital on January 1. The new company is a merger between the post-production side of MidCan and Frantic Branded Content + Commercial, a division of Frantic Films. FRANK Digital will offer a full service digital production facility equipped to collaborate with Manitoba clients on commercial, corporate and branded content productions.
“We started discussing the results of our collaborations, the advantages of our combined talents and resources and, well, one thing led to another,” said FRANK Digital CEO Chris McIvor.
“With our combined talents, networks and resources, FRANK Digital is primed to be a leader in the Canadian commercial and corporate production industry.”
Frantic Films will continue its core film and television production work under Jamie Brown, while Wayne Sheldon continues to lead MidCan’s equipment rentals, sales and crew.
FRANK will maintain two city locations that housed their respective companies prior to the merger.