Nepali animator bags Hollywood contracts

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: Thanks to burgeoning demand in international market, Incessant Rain Animation Studio (IRAS) – Nepal´s only organized 3D animation and stereoscopic company – is in rapid expansion as never before and recruiting and training more persons.

IRAS, pioneered by a team of artistic and technical talents, has proved its professional expertise by bagging contracts from internationally acclaimed Walt Disney Animation Studios, Sony Pictures, Fox Network, CBS, Nickelodeon and XLT among many others. Just a few months back, IRAS entered into a deal with US entertainment company Columbia Pictures for blending high-tech visual effects.
When IRAS started in 2008, it had only 15 animation and graphic artists. At present, IRAS has 85 employees and it is showing no sign of stopping. “We are giving trainings and offering attractive incentives to recruit more, Kiran Joshi, CEO of IRAS, told
As an animation studio, the company regularly gets scripts for animation movies. Of late, it has also started getting handsome offers from persons who are interested to buy the company. “This shows that we are succeeding in what we are doing,” Joshi said.
Prior to opening Incessant Rain, Joshi used to work as Head of Digital Production/Visual Effects Supervisor at Disney. He had to oversee all technical and creative aspect of animated films produced by Disney.
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