Who We Are
Fika Entertainment is an end-to-end virtual production company which marries high standards of creativity with a deep understanding of new and emerging technology to create broadcast quality realtime animation content.
We revolutionise storytelling using our proprietary pioneering technology and pipeline to find bespoke solutions for our clients’ creative needs. Working in collaboration with our partners, we strive to create ‘a cartoon in a day’ – creating fast turn-around, high quality animation using our advanced motion capture, realtime animation and virtual production.
With deep roots in research and development, innovation, courage and technological advancement are at the heart of everything we do.
Fika started in 2006 as a high-end research facility specialising in motion-capture technology at world-renowned Australian university, Deakin University. Since then, we have become a privately held company with a head office in Brisbane and a purpose-built virtual production studio on the Gold Coast, Queensland, and we produce high-quality content for some of the world’s leading entertainment and brand companies.
We understand the unique and individual needs of our broad spectrum of international clients, offering a caring, collaborative and creative partnership that brings to life a shared vision. We have a long track record in ethically pushing the boundaries of technology to innovate and create the highest quality multi-platform animation.
Fika is a proud member of Global City Group, a diverse and daring international network of high-performing businesses, talent and ideas.
What is the Fika difference?
When it comes to the production process, our focus is based on care, collaboration and creativity.
Our in-house innovative virtual production pipeline allows us to maintain high creative and technical standards. Fika clients can have peace of mind knowing our content is not only top notch, but ethically and effectively delivered.
On the global stage, Fika is the only virtual production company delivering premium creative content for a digital-first budget. Our quality is not only a mark of our skill, but also presents a lucrative opportunity for clients to on-sell digital-first content for a range of subsequent broadcast and streaming markets.
Our Gold Coast Studio is fitted out for all of your virtual productions and motion capture needs.
Dimension of Stage: 12M x 8M
Vicon Cameras: 20 x V8s
OptiTrack Cameras: 32 x Prime v1s
Stage Software: Unreal, Shogun, Motive, MotionBuilder
Number of Faceware Headcams: 4
Number of Black Magic Studio Reference Cameras: 3
Number of Reference Screens: 4
Meet Our Team
Dr Jordan Beth Vincent
Meet Dr. Jordan Vincent, the visionary Managing Director of Fika, a leading virtual production company. With over 10+ years of experience working with cutting edge industry technology, Jordan is a true expert in the field. Her deep knowledge of virtual production has made her a sought-after guide for anyone looking to transform their animation experience.
Under Jordan's leadership, Fika is revolutionising virtual production with a focus on creating immersive, engaging content that captivates audiences. Whether you're a filmmaker, game developer, or content creator, Jordan's expertise is the key to unlocking the full potential of virtual production.
Head of Business Development
Lucy Markovich is a producer of award-winning content, a business leader and strategist with a passion for bringing people together and creating opportunities. Having held leadership roles across a variety of industries internationally, including film, finance, arts, entertainment, media, hospitality, and events combining creative and business acumen to drive growth and innovation.
As Head of Business Development at Eternus, Lucy brings her skills to play in driving the growth of a diverse, and inclusive group of business within the media and entertainment industry. Lucy currently sits on the Advisory Board of the Bond University Film School.
Head of Innovation | VFX Supervisor
Peter is a co-founder and visual effects supervisor of Fika, beginning his career in vfx and virtual production research and prototypes. Peter then transitioned to the film and television industry, developing class-leading Academy Award winning film and Emmy nominated television content for companies including Weta Digital, Framestore, Method Studios and The Third Floor.
With over 15 years of film and television VFX experience Peter is shaping the technical and creative direction of Fika Entertainment.
Production Technology Manager
Dr Greg Bowtell
Greg is the Production Technology Manager at Fika Entertainment. He joined Fika as Senior Interaction & Education Designer in 2021 following a distinguished academic career in Australia’s university sector and roles in commercial design, game development and production in the creative industries.
Greg manages Fika’s technology infrastructure strategy, primarily supporting and enabling the advancement of Fika’s proprietary virtual production pipeline.
Head of Studio Operations
Deanne is a co-founder of Fika having started at Deakin Motion Lab in 2016 after a successful career as a Production Coordinator and 1st Assistant Director for companies including the ABC and the Victorian Opera. She has worked closely with emerging technology including animation and VFX, Virtual Reality and LED Wall Production and has been involved in all Fika’s productions to date.
Deanne has qualifications in publishing, film and photography makeup and event management.
Chloe has a focus on the logistics of supporting its staff and business operations. She started her career as a Production Assistant on live action sets in Canada and worked her way through various roles there and in Europe including locations, logistics and health and safety.
Chloe has worked on several major productions including The Twilight Zone TV series and Ghostbusters Afterlife for production companies such as Lionsgate, Netflix, Sony and CBS Television. She is also an Associate Member of the Directors Guild of Canada.
Steve is an award-winning director with a pedigree in classic animation through Hanna Barbera (Snorks, Top Cat and Scooby Doo), Magpie Productions (Footrot Flats), and Walt Disney Animation Australia (Emmy Award winning television series Winnie the Pooh’s New Adventures). He became Unit/Animation Director on Disney’s series Timon and Pumbaa, Gargoyles, Jungle Cubs, Goof Troop and Bonkers, and later on video feature films Lady and The Tramp II, Aladdin and The King of Thieves and the Aladdin sequel The Return of Jafar.
Steve won a coveted industry Annie Award for his outstanding work on the sequel to The Lion King and directed his first Walt Disney theatrical feature and award-winning film The Jungle Book II in 1999, relocating to the US for development, pre-production and post. He now focuses on the creative direction of Fika.
Drew Grove is a screen industry innovator, lending his expertise to a range of successful productions. Among these are the global hit Miss Fisher & the Crypt of Tears and its spin-off drama, Ms Fisher's Modern Murder Mysteries. and most recently the Stan Original feature Windcatcher.
His diverse skill set and keen understanding of audience preferences have consistently translated into successful productions that resonate with viewers worldwide. As a leader in his field, Drew's ability to identify and champion compelling stories ensures his continued success and underscores his status as an influential figure within the screen industry.
Natasha specialises in casting and captivating story telling. She is a highly regarded television producer who has worked across a range of genres including, Lifestyle, Children's, Documentary and Reality Television. She produced the food/travel series Sourced for online platform Tastemade, and eight series of the Logie Award-winning series Gogglebox.
Most recently Natasha was the Supervising Casting Producer on Limitless with Chris Hemsworth for National Geographic and Disney+ and Series Producer for children’s series Play School.