Emmy award-winning visual effects studio, Moonraker VFX, have been included by the Department of International Trade for an important trade mission.

The UK’s foremost media businesses have been shortlisted for this important trip at the recognised SXSW festival and business conference in Austin, Texas to foster business development and professional growth.

Moonraker VFX will be one of the business in attendance – one of only 19 other companies in attendance.

Based in Bristol, Moonraker’s selection is timely due to recently investing in the production and creation of its own licensable content for immersive, screen-based experiences.

Moonraker is an award-winning UK based creative team of designers, digital artists, programmers, producers and filmmakers creating award winning visual effects content for television, brands, museums, visitor attractions and immersive tech. Its clients include Apple, Netflix, National Geographic, BBC and Disney.

Simon Clarke

Simon Clarke

Simon Clarke, Co-Founder and Creative Director at Moonraker VFX, said: “Our invitation to attend SXSW is an incredibly exciting milestone for Moonraker. As we move into an ever-more virtual world with more choice, we believe that Moonraker has a vital role to play in the creation of exciting visual media that engages audiences worldwide. We’re proud to represent the diversity of creative talent at the cutting-edge of the UK creative industry.”

The UK government’s recognition demonstrates the promising future of the UK’s immersive media industry to the US market. Previous SXSW conferences earned £11m and £15m worth of business, demonstrating the value of the trip.