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Vietnam’s visual effects team, Synapse Studio VN, showcases their skills with challenging effects in the 2022 Money Heist Korea series, which is currently streaming on Netflix! 

The heat of Korean movies has never stopped being hot. The Korean film scene continues to be incredibly popular, captivating audiences with its impressive storylines, outstanding cast, and distinct Korean aesthetic. However, behind the scenes of this success, few are aware that the post-production team also contributes significantly. A prime example is the blockbuster Money Heist Korea 2022, available on the Netflix platform. Even more special, the post-production and visual effects team comes from Vietnam – Synapse Studio VN!

Introducing the film Money Heist Korea 2022

Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area falls under the genres of crime and horror, consisting of 6 episodes adapted from the Spanish TV series. The drama gathered more than 10 hit stars from many generations of Korean television such as Jun Jung Seo, Joo Ji Tae, Lee Joo Bin, Lim Ji Yeon, Park Hae Soo,…

Despite maintaining the basic structure of the original, the Korean version of Money Heist is set in the future when North and South Korea are on the verge of reunification. The border between the two countries becomes a joint economic area, and the Unified Mint (JEA) becomes the target of a criminal gang.

The heist crew consists of 8 individuals, each with a unique personality and story, yet they share the same plan – to steal 4,000 billion won from the mint. They disguise themselves in red uniforms, wearing white masks, capturing both the factory workers and a group of visiting students as hostages. However, the process of robbing the mint is far from smooth. Numerous issues arise as the gang carries out this mission, including emotions, loyalty, and personal stances. As a result, the audience undergoes a rollercoaster of emotions, from breathlessness due to suspenseful moments to mind-bending surprises caused by unexpected twists.

The numbers talk about Money Heist Korea

Even though the Korean version only has 6 episodes compared to the original Spanish version’s 13, the impact is undeniable. 

  • Within one day of its release on June 24 (Korean time), the series claimed the third position on Netflix’s global rankings. 
  • It held the third spot for two consecutive days on Netflix’s global TV show rankings (according to Flix Patrol). 
  • The film quickly rose to number 1 in the top 10 most watched non-English films on the Netflix platform after 1 week of release with a total audience viewing hour of up to 33.7 million hours.
  • Furthermore, Money Heist Korea 2022 topped the charts in 11 countries, including South Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Taiwan, Singapore, the Philippines, Morocco, Malaysia, Japan, Indonesia, and Hong Kong. 
  • It also secured the seventh position in the home country of the original series, Money Heist Korea 2022 – Spain

SYNAPSE STUDIO & The Journey to making film Money Heist Korea 2022

It would be unfair to only mention the plot of the film without acknowledging the visually stunning effects in Money Heist Korea 2022. Snipers and truthful explosions came to every detail, making it impossible for viewers to stop rubbing. The VFX team at Synapse Studio Vietnam is honored to take some of those impressive shots in special important positions: VFX Producer, Rotoscope & Paint Lead, Composing Lead, Lighting Artist, Matte Painter,…

This isn’t the first time the Synapse team has been involved in the post-production of blockbuster works. Many graphic products and VFX effects in Netflix and Hollywood productions such as The Glory, Black Knight, Moving, Yumi’s Cells, were also crafted by the talented artists at Synapse. This somewhat proves that the Vietnamese post-production industry in general, and Synapse in particular, are not inferior to global film ‘processing factories’.

It’s not a coincidence that the Synapse Studio VN team is chosen for such renowned projects. The studio consistently enhances the skill level of its VFX artists, updates film-making technology, etc. Because, we want to provide customers with the most practical values!

Experienced VFX Artist Team

  • With over 100 artists and experts specializing in 3D modeling, animation, compositing, matchmove, matte painting,… 
  • The team is meticulously selected and continuously trained in advanced post-production techniques. 
  • Their expertise in VFX is demonstrated through key roles in post-production for famous film series.
  • Every step in handling effects and constructing scenes is executed with precision, attention to detail, and relevance to real-life settings.

Modern VFX Equipment

  • The studio uses a powerful and modern server system to ensure fast and efficient processing for large-scale VFX projects. 
  • Artists are equipped with leading VFX software such as Autodesk Maya, Adobe After Effects, and Houdini. 
  • The post-production process is carried out on large, high-resolution screens to maximize the viewing and editing of VFX details.
  • Synapse is equipped with a standard cinema room in the office, helping to check and evaluate each scene more accurately.

Quality Assurance for VFX Products

  • The filmmaking process is completely secure, committed to written security with the entire Synapse Studio Vietnam team.
  • We ensure that projects are completed on time and achieve the highest quality, according to each customer’s needs.
  • Special effects are creative, ranging from CGI to advanced Compositing techniques, providing the most authentic experience for the audience.

Competitive Service Costs

  • Synapse offers various customized service packages to meet the specific needs of each customer, from small to large projects. 
  • The studio is committed to providing the best value through competitive prices and top-notch services.
  • All customer questions and feedback about products/services are always listened to and quickly resolved by the studio.


Synapse Studio VN is one of the leading companies in the fields of visual effects and animation. We turn ideas into unique visual experiences for the film, television and advertising industries. With an experienced staff, equipped with modern technology and software, Synapse Studio Vietnam is confident to deliver impressive, charismatic and inspiring films to audiences around the world. For any product/service inquiries, please contact us at HOTLINE: +84 77 208 8180 for immediate assistance!


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