Our History

Mill Film Announces New Studios
The Mill announces the 'rebirth' of Mill Film, with new studios in Adelaide and Montréal and Lauren McCallum as Global Managing Director.
Clio Awards Production Company of the Year
The Mill is named Production Company of the Year at the Clio Awards, having worked on 125 winning projects.
Cannes Lions Innovation
The Mill Blackbird wins the Cannes Lions Gold Innovation Award.
Blackbird Launch
The Mill transforms automotive advertising with The Blackbird, the first fully-adjustable car rig that creates photoreal CG cars.
Super Bowl 2015
The Clios launch a new Super Bowl award, naming Snickers 'Brady Bunch' as the 2015 winner. One of The Mill's 20 Super Bowl spots collaborated on in 2015.
4K Suite Launch
The Mill continues its investment in its world-class colour offering, launching a 4K suite in its New York studio.
Mill London Moves
The Mill’s London studio moves to a state-of-the-art built, bespoke designed new home on Windmill Street, in Fitzrovia W1.
Cannes Lions Gold Win
PETA '98% Human' wins Cannes Lions Gold Film Craft Lion in 'Visual Effects' category and becomes the most awarded Mill project of all time, picking up 17 wins.
Mill+ Launches
A design and animation studio focused on originating and developing great work tailored to any brief and media.
Mill Chicago opens
The third U.S. studio opens at 54 W Hubbard Street, in the North of Chicago IL
D&AD 50th Victory
D&AD’s 50th Anniversary Awards marks the most iconic companies the world’s creative community. The Mill is the only VFX studio named as the ‘Most Awarded Production Company’.
Televisual Facilities 50
Televisual magazine's Facilities 50 industry survey names The Mill Number One VFX studio for an unprecedented fourth consecutive year.
Most Awarded Spot
Nike's Write The Future commercial is named 'Most Awarded spot in the World' in the Gunn Report.
Cannes Lion Gold Win
The Mill's New York Design team collects a Gold Cannes win in 'Graphic Design & Design Crafts' category for work on the 'OFFF Festival title sequence'.
Mill TV wins a BAFTA
Mill TV collects its second BAFTA Craft Award for Visual Effects, this time for their work on BBC drama series, Merlin series 3, EP 2: The Tears of Uther Pendragon part 2.
Televisual Commercial 30
Survey names The Mill 'Most Rated VFX studio' and 'Most Used VFX studio' for the second year in a row.
Mill LA Relocates
The Mill's Los Angeles studio relocates to a state-of-the-art designed studio in Culver City's Blackwelder Arts District.
Televisual Facilities 50
Televisual magazine's Facilities 50 industry survey names The Mill Number One VFX studio for a record third consecutive year.
Mill LA wins an Emmy
The Mill LA team picks up a Primetime Creative Arts Emmy for Best Commercial for Old Spice's 'The Man You Could Smell Like'.
Mill TV win at RTS
Mill TV wins the Royal Television Society Craft and Design Awards in Digital Effects category for Doctor 'Who The Pandorica Opens'.
Mill TV win a BAFTA
Mill TV wins a BAFTA in Visual Effects category for the BBC's Doctor Who series 'Fire of Pompeii'.
Mill Colour App
Mill Colour app is released for primary grading of photos. 400k+ downloads in 8 months and voted 'Top Filters app' by Macworld and FWA names it one of the ‘Top 50 apps of all time’.
Mill TV VES Win
Mill TV picks up a VES for Outstanding Matte Paintings in a Broadcast Program or Commercial for Doctor Who- Series 4 'Silence in the Library'.
Adtext Launches
Adtext launches and becomes the market-leader in providing subtitling and captioning to the UK advertising community.
Mill LA Opens
The Mill Studio in Los Angeles opens making them the first VFX studio to have locations on the East and West Coast of the United States.
Mill TV & Doctor Who
Film TV partner with BBC to re-launch the new Doctor Who series.
Beam Launches
BEAM is launched. A digital delivery and asset management platform for agencies, brands and production partners globally.
The Mill Opens in New York
Making it the first UK VFX studio to launch in the United States.
Mill Film wins Academy Award
Mill Film wins the Academy Award for Best Achievement in Visual Effects for Ridleys Scott 'Gladiator'.
Mini-Mill's Launch
The Mill launches Mini-Mill, a small slice of Mill quality (talent, kit and workflow) inside advertising agencies.
The Mill & Harry Potter
We build all models for the first two films in the 'Harry Potter' series, including Hogwarts, and shoot all motion-control elements.
Mill Film is Launched
Mill Film is launched with Sir Ridley Scott and Tony Scott. Projects include, Gladiator, Black Hawk Down, Tomb Raider, Enemy of the State and the first two Harry Potter films.
The Mill At Shepperton
The Mill’s Motion Control division runs two mobile motion control rigs at the W Stage of Shepperton Studios. The first VFX studio to replicate MoCo camera moves directly into CG.
The Mill Opens
The Mill opens its doors for the first time in London's Soho and is the world's first fully digital end-to-end VFX studio.

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