When We Rise

Zoic Studios teams up with ABC Studios and Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black to visually replicate the historical authenticity of the real-life struggles of a woman and two men at the center of the LGBT rights movement in San Francisco in the new ABC mini-series “When We Rise.” The mini-series, written and created by Dustin Lance Black, chronicles the real-life personal and political struggles, setbacks and triumphs of a diverse family of LGBTQ people who helped pioneer the U.S. equality movement from its turbulent infancy in the 20th century to today.

Zoic’s Vancouver studio, led by Academy Award-winning VFX Supervisor Mark Stetson, collaborated closely with the creative team to ensure the film’s historical locations were accurately represented. The scope of VFX work on the series included adding period details, set extensions and complete environments to transform the shooting location of modern Vancouver into San Francisco, Arizona, Washington, DC from the 1970’s through 2010.