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What is The Cirqus?

The Cirqus is a creative studio that is fueled by its passion to create stunning visuals, no matter the medium

Be it Visual Effects, Games, Animation, Special Venue Attractions or Virtual Reality Experiences – We are visual storytellers – developing and co-creating original content with collaborators and partners from all over the globe to conceptualize, design and produce a truly immersive and spectacular visual experience.

At The Cirqus, we know every project is a tightrope-walk : A balancing act of artistic ingenuity, proficient execution and efficient delivery. Our teams are flexible enough to contort their way around different platforms and robust enough to take on any problems – creative or technical. Conjuring fascinating concepts and content out of thin air, augmenting existing ideas to perfection, and taking a project to that final act are all part of a typical day at The Cirqus.

Dileep Varma
Director, Co-founder

Dileep, a veteran with over 20 years of experience in the Visual Effects Industry, co-founded The Cirqus in 2014. Today, The Cirqus is a burgeoning creative space resting on the foundation of  teamwork, that creates quality visuals and pushes the boundaries of technology in the Entertainment industry.

A graduate of Fine Arts, Dileep started his career in the Visual Effects industry as a 3D generalist. He moved on to be one of the first few members of the 3D team at Rhythm and Hues Studios, India. As a Modeller and Department Lead, he worked on shows like The Golden Compass, Superman Returns, The Fast and The Furious:Tokyo Drift and many more. His ability to lead, understand and nurture artists led him to pursue management and subsequently oversee the operations for the entire Hyderabad division of the company.

As the Director, Dileep plays a pivotal role in leading new business opportunities, creating and developing original content, and honing the talent at The Cirqus. He is passionate about education and frequently collaborates with teachers and trainers from various schools and training institutions.

Varun Malhotra
Director, Co-founder

Varun Malhotra is the Co-Founder and Creative Director at The Cirqus. He supervises all parts of the creative process in the studio from ideation to execution. After a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, he started out as a Lighting Technical Director and has been a part of the Visual Effects industry for the past 11 years having worked across various departments such as Lighting, Matte-Painting and Compositing as an artist and team lead on highly acclaimed Visual Effects feature films, including the Academy Award winning Life of Pi.

He has been involved with films, commercials, virtual reality, print media, gaming and apps, software, and pipeline design and development. A technology enthusiast and self taught in programming, art, and design, he believes in continuous education – always learning, growing and giving it your 100%.

Our Reel

Tiyaan (Malayalam)

The Cirqus delivers VFX for the Malayalam political thriller written by Murali Gopy and directed by Jiyen Krishnakumar, starring Prithviraj Sukumaran and Indrajith Sukumaran.

Bot Rods (Game)

A collaborative project with Hobo Interactive and
Holy Cow Productions. Join us as we dive into the dynamic world of Gaming!

Bot Rods Teaser
Previewed at
NGDC 2016

Bot Rods is a high adrenaline racing game set in a futuristic world.
The Bot Rods world is inhabited by adorable characters from many species and their equally lovable B​ots(robot vehicles).

Leela (Malayalam)

The Cirqus is proud to have successfully delivered the VFX for Leela.

Leela
Malayalam Feature
VFX Breakdowns

The team at The Cirqus created a photoreal elephant and delivered over 20 CGI shots for the climax sequence of the film which was an essential tool in the screen adaptation of this modern malayalam literature.

From Within The Brink

Its out! Our first book featuring illustrations by The Cirqus and friends to complement the beautiful poetry of Sangita Nambiar

From Within The Brink
A collection of poems by Sangita Nambiar
Artwork by The Cirqus

This collection of poems is Sangita Nambiar’s first focused published work. The illustrations feaured in the book were created from countless cups of coffee and the collective imagination from within The Cirqus.

Lord Livingstone 7000 Kandi

The Cirqus is proud to have successfully delivered the VFX for Lord Livingstone 7000 Kandi for Global United Media. 

Lord Livingstone 7000 Kandi
Malayalam Feature
VFX Breakdowns

The team at The Cirqus worked on over 120 shots involving an indian black bear, a bison, butterflies, frogs, peacocks, and a lot of pyro fx and flora – all in CGI in this new age jungle adventure film shot in the deep forests all across Kerala.

UAE EXCHANGE

The Cirqus worked on three TV commercials for UAE Exchange and Tonnit Design.

UAE EXCHANGE
Full CGI TV Commercials

The Cirqus worked on three full CGI commercials in association with Tonnit Design to bring their 2D character illustrations to life for UAE Exchange – taking the characters and re-imagining them in 3D, pushing them through storyboarding, animation and sound design.

Join The Cirqus!

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We believe The Cirqus is its people.

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The Cirqus is home to talented, diverse individuals coming together to create magic with our skills, our passion, and most importantly, our love for the art. Every effort at the Cirqus is coincident towards enabling our teams to efficiently deliver quality, innovative and breathtaking work.

Every employee, whether senior or new, is held to the same standards of efficiency, responsibility, pro-activeness and ability and willingness to learn and contribute to the team.

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If you have the willingness for perseverance, the hunger to constantly learn and the pro-activeness to help your team, The Cirqus would love to hear from you.

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Send us your resume and demoreel at  jobs@thecirqus.com

Get in touch!

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