Bending Spoons lays off entire staff of Filmic

Milan-based creative app studio Bending Spoons has laid off the entire staff of Filmic, which made popular video and photo editing apps such as Filmic Pro, per a report by PetaPixel. Bending Spoons acquired Filmic last July and the move was announced in September.

In the past few days, several Filmic employees have posted about their departure on LinkedIn and X, including CTO Christopher Cohen and COO Kevin Buonagurio. While Filmic’s founder and former CEO Neill Barham hasn’t posted anything about the development, his LinkedIn page suggests he left the company in November 2023.

Bending Spoons spokesperson Christy Keenan confirmed to TechCrunch that all 22 members of the original Filmic team departed from the company in November.

“The Filmic product has now been fully integrated into the Bending Spoons platform — development of the product will continue with a dedicated team at Bending Spoons focusing on it. Having worked alongside the original team since the acquisition, the new team possesses the necessary knowledge to ensure a seamless user experience,” Keenan said.

Notably, the Italy-based company also has a video editor called Splice.

When Apple released the iPhone 11 series, Filmic was featured with its DoubleTake app that used multiple cameras on the device simultaneously to capture footage.

Bending Spoons has a record of overhauling its properties after its acquisition. When it acquired Filmic, the Italy-based company introduced subscriptions instead of a one-time purchase price.

Last month, Bending Spoons-owned Evernote overhauled its free tier by restricting it to just 50 notes at a time. In February, the company also laid off 129 of Evernote’s staff after the note app was acquired last year.

The story has been updated with a comment from Bending Spoons.


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