Staff Profile: Josh Ellem

BY: Crystel Newman |

CATEGORIES: rising sun pictures, interview, jobs, rspvfx

M E E T   J  O S H   E L L E M  -  J U N I O R  M A T T E   P A I N T E R

RSP's Junior Matte Painter Josh Ellem developed an early passion for arts and movies, inspired by seeing behind-the-scenes footage from the Lord of the Rings trilogy. But one does not simply walk into Mordor, as they say, or into a career in visual effects.  Josh grew up in suburban Sydney, but began his career journey by enrolling in an arts course at a university in Melbourne, with the aim of developing his creative

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staff profile: Christina Rzewucki

BY: Crystel Newman |

CATEGORIES: rising sun pictures, interview, jobs, rspvfx

M E E T   C H R I S T I N A  R Z E W U C K I  

Christina Rzewucki is a Texture and Look Development Artist at Rising Sun Pictures. A 2016 graduate of the Academy of Interactive Entertainment in Adelaide, she began her career with the game company Monkeystack. Since joining RSP in 2017, she has applied her diverse technical and creative skills to projects including the blockbusters Thor: Ragnarok and Tomb Raider. Next month, she will be teaching the texturing component of ‘Look Development

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Rising Sun Pictures expands studio and staff

Studio expects to hire scores of artists as it ramps up for major film projects.

Spurred by growth in international film production, improved local incentives and a strong pool of talent, Rising Sun Pictures has launched a major, new expansion effort. The visual effects studio is adding significant space and technical resources to its Adelaide production studio and expects to grow its staff by nearly one-third over the next few months.

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Animal World Screening

BY: Crystel Newman |

RSP produced a host of creative and technically complex shots running the gamut from creature effects to fantasy environments for new international fantasy adventure. To celebrate RSP's involvement on the film the crew, along with friends and family, attended an advanced screening of Animal World. 

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