Bending Spoons laid off the entirety of Filmic


Bending Spoons has reportedly laid off all of the staffbehind popular iOS and Android mobile filmmaking app Filmic Pro. That’s according to PetaPixel, which reported on Friday that it learned Filmic now has no dedicated employees and that the layoffs included the company’s founder and CEO, Neill Barham.

Some former high-level employees posted about their departure. Christopher Cohen, who was Filmic’s technical chief officer, posted on November 3rd that he was no longer with the company. Kevin Buonagurio, the company’s now-former chief operating officer, replied to a LinkedIn user who’d shared the PetaPixel story yesterday, saying that “pushing the envelope” of mobile filmmaking was part of “what made the Filmic journey so fulfilling for us.”

Without its staff, Filmic Pro will probably move in-house at Bending Spoons, which is already involved in mobile video with its Splice video editing app, which it took over from GoPro in 2018. Maybe the company will even keep the Filmic Pro app around — but it probably won’t be the same app that made it so well-regarded in the first place.


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