Rising Sun Pictures Marks 25 Years of Creating Movie Magic

BY: Crystel Newman |

CATEGORIES: film, interview, jobs, vfx, rising sun pictures, south australia, rspvfx

Award-winning visual effects studio has achieved long-term success by sticking to its values and earning the trust of the world’s top film studios.  

Adelaide, South Australia—May 11, 2020 — Rising Sun Pictures (RSP) today marks its 25th anniversary. It’s another milestone for the visual effects studio which, from humble beginnings,

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Staff Profile: Bhakar James

BY: Crystel Newman |

CATEGORIES: interview, jobs, rising sun pictures, rspvfx

M E E T  BHAKAR JAMES

Generations of the James family have called the town of Durban in South Africa home. However, for Bhakar James, living there is a distant memory. When he was four, his parents took him and his two sisters, left South Africa and made the journey to South Australia to start a new chapter.

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Staff Profile: MATT SHAW

BY: Crystel Newman |

CATEGORIES: interview, jobs, rising sun pictures, rspvfx

M E E T  M A T T  S H A W  

As a kid growing up in Australia in the 80s, cruising the streets and dirt tracks on your BMX bike was a way of life. Matt Shaw was a true Aussie kid, embedded in this BMX Bandit culture and the great outdoors. He lived for adventure and exploring and spent as much time as he could outside. Hours were spent yabbying in the creek, fishing, going to the beach and snorkelling. He was fascinated with the underwater world, and for many years he wanted to be marine

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Staff Profile: Nick Pill

BY: Crystel Newman |

CATEGORIES: interview, jobs, rising sun pictures, rspvfx

M E E T  N I C K  P I L L

The epic Star Wars franchise, which became a worldwide pop-culture phenomenon, has inspired many young dreamers. It was Star Wars – A New Hope which set a young South Australian boy onto a path which would see him contribute to some of the biggest movies of all time.

From the back of a 1971 HG Holden station wagon, decked out with mattress and pillows, a 9-year-old Nick Pill watched ‘Star Wars – A New Hope’ on the big screen at the local drive-in. That night, the

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Staff Profile: Roberto Velio Genito

BY: Crystel Newman |

CATEGORIES: interview, jobs, rising sun pictures, rspvfx

M E E T  R O B E R T O  V E L I O   G E N I T O

To be successful you need to be humble. Be hungry. Be the hardest working in the room, says Hollywood superstar Dwayne 'Rock' Johnson.  RSP's Roberto is living proof that these are the simplest yet hardest ingredients for success. 

Heading back in time, to a suburban house in Adelaide, a young boy created a replica layout of his family home for his primary school project. Impressed by his skills, and great attention to detail, Roberto's

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Staff Profile: Troy Tobin

BY: Crystel Newman |

CATEGORIES: interview, jobs, rising sun pictures, rspvfx

M E E T  T R O Y  T O B I N

Troy hails from one of South Australia's most pristine beachside towns Wallaroo, where beautiful crystal clear aqua water meets the warm white sandy beaches. As a kid growing up in an Australian country town, sport is part of your DNA, and Troy is no exception. He played in the town’s basketball, tennis, golf and football teams, winning awards in several sports. He also played backyard cricket (but he could never get his brothers out, so let's not mention it!).

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Staff Profile: Victor Glushchenko

BY: Crystel Newman |

CATEGORIES: interview, jobs, rising sun pictures, rspvfx

M E E T  VICTOR GLUSHCHENKO

Disney's 1937 'The Clock Cleaners' starring Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy inspired a four year old Russian boy to dream big and believe anything was possible. 

As a child, Victor Glushchenko sat in the lounge room of his Chelyabinsk home and watched in awe as the Disney's short film flickered and danced across his tv screen.  He loved the animation, and for it's time, it had some ground-breaking background design.

It was his infatuation with this 2D short

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Staff Profile: Juliette Christie

BY: Crystel Newman |

CATEGORIES: interview, jobs, rising sun pictures, rspvfx

M E E T  J U L I E T T E   C H R I S T I E 

How did a girl from the snowy slopes of Colorado with a career in finance end up at a visual effects studio across the other side of the world? And what on earth was she doing in a Black Hawk helicopter along the way?

Juliette hails from the poetically-named city of Golden, nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, USA. She and her three siblings used the hills of the former gold rush town as their playground during their

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Mortal Kombat to Film in South Australia!

BY: Crystel Newman |

CATEGORIES: film, jobs, vfx, rebate, rising sun pictures, south australia, PDV Offset, rspvfx

Rising Sun Pictures (RSP) welcomes South Australian Premier Steven Marshall’s announcement that Hollywood blockbuster Mortal Kombat will be filmed in South Australia!
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Staff Profile: Jason Scott

BY: Crystel Newman |

CATEGORIES: interview, jobs, rising sun pictures, rspvfx

M E E T  J A S O N   S C O T T

 In the VFX industry, you often move from country to country, and resettling in a new place is a notion that was not foreign to Jason, in fact it was the norm. His unique upbringing started the moment he was born. Jason's father was in the Air Force and while working at the Pentagon, Jasons was born at Andrews Air Force Base Hospital in Maryland. 
By the time Jason was 18, he and his younger brother had lived in two countries, six US states, seven
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