The acquisition expands Impossible Pictures’ operations outside of London and the company says it will enable the company to explore new ways of approaching factual and drama, as well as tap into opportunities in the children’s market.
Co-founded by Steve Maher and Jonathan Doyle, Firestep is best known for its work on the animated serial Doctor Who: The Infinite Quest.
“This is an important stage in the development of our business, which is based firmly on creativity and the ability to bring innovation and ambition to everything we do,” says Jonathan Drake, the managing director of Impossible Pictures, who will also chair the Firestep board. “There’s already a real buzz around the new opportunities we can pursue together. At the same time we hope to contribute to the energy and creativity that’s there to be tapped in the Manchester production community.”