|Part of the Deluxe Entertainment Services Group|
|Industry||Post production and visual effects|
|Founded||United Kingdom (1977)|
|Headquarters||Soho, London, UK|
Number of employees
It has a worldwide reputation for producing commercial and pop-promo projects. The company was formed in 1977 and its staff have spawned many successful spin-offs, including The Foundry, Main Frame, Nice Biscuits and Smoke & Mirrors. Rushes was bought by Richard Branson in 1987 and sold to Liberty Livewire(rebranded Ascent Media Group) by the Virgin Group in 2000.
The company famously posted Dire Straits "Money for Nothing"; the first video ever to be played on MTV Europe and the launch advert for the Ford Puma featuring a composited late Steve McQueen. Rushes now post-produces commercials, pop-promos and feature film effects for worldwide audiences.
The company was the first in the UK to acquire a Rank-Cintel URSA (replaced with a Thomson Spirit) and a C-Reality Telecine as well as being the first to adopt a Discreet (now Autodesk subsidiary) Flame SGI based compositing suite.
Rushes has posted pop-promos for many well known bands including Arctic Monkeys, Dido, Faithless, Gorillaz, Ian Brown, Manic Street Preachers, New Order, Scissor Sisters, The Streets, Oasis, Placebo, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Snow Patrol.
Most recently, Rushes has been Emmy nominated for its Visual Effects work on Discovery's series, Human Body: Pushing The Limits.
Recent film/Long form projects
- 2008 - RocknRolla
- 2008 - Hellboy II: The Golden Army
- 2008 - Human Body: Pushing The Limits
- 2007 - Stardust
- 2007 - 28 Weeks Later
- 2006 - Mischief Night
- 2006 - Red Road - Winner of Cannes Film Festival Prix du Jury
- 2005 - Rome
- 2004 - King Arthur
- 2004 - Around the World in 80 Days
- 1998 - Lost in Space
- 1997 - Tomorrow Never Dies
Notable commercials/Pop promos
Commercials or pop-promos that Rushes worked on and were popular or groundbreaking for their time:
- 2006 - Gorillaz "El Manana"
- 2004 - The Streets "Fit But You Know It"
- 2003 - Land Rover "Gator"
- 2002 - Smirnofff "Trainer"
- 2001 - Charmin "Bear"
- 2000 - Schweppes "Fancy Dress"
- 2000 - Kylie "Spinning Around"
- 1999 - EastEnders opening title sequence
- 1999 - Moloko "Sing It Back"
- 1998 - Ford Cougar "Easy Driver"
- 1998 - Aphex Twin "Windowlicker"
- 1997 - Ford Puma "McQueen"
Soho Shorts Film Festival
Each summer, Rushes hosts the Rushes Soho Shorts Film Festival. The festival is a cool, creative and relaxed annual event where the work of both established filmmakers and newcomers is viewed and judged on a completely level platform.
- Deluxe Completes Acquisition of Ascent Businesses, TheWrap.com, 31 Dec 2010