From script to screen, Rocket Science VFX has been captivating international audiences with elegant, award winning visual effects since 2003.
Founded by Tom Turnbull and Anthony Paterson, Rocket Science has produced outstanding visual effects for ambitious studio films and television shows.
Celebrating our 15th year, Rocket Science VFX is proud to have independently grown to be among the largest VFX studios in Ontario. Leveraging our talented artists and a strong management team, Rocket Science promotes collaboration and communication across all departments. This ethos is paramount to conceptualizing and delivering outstanding visual effects. Leading the team are industry veterans who have honed their respective crafts for decades toward multiple award nominations and wins.
Tom is a versatile VFX Supervisor with extensive experience directing visual effects shot around the world on behalf of Production and/or RSVFX. His 30 years+ of experience spans the gamut of digital effects, from miniatures to bigatures and historical pieces to futuristic landscapes. Turnbull has specialized knowledge in Motion Control, Motion Capture, Miniatures, VFX Element Photography and 2nd Unit Directing. A two-time BAFTA recipient for Best Visual Effects - ITV’s mini-series TITANIC and BBC’s THE DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS, Tom is also a three-time Canadian Screen Award winner - TERRY (CTV), SHATTERED CITY: THE HALIFAX EXPLOSION (CBC), and THE ARROW (CBC). Additionally, he holds three Emmy nominations - Fox’s FRINGE, HAVEN and THE PATH to 9/11. Tom co-founded Rocket Science VFX in 2003. IMDB
Anthony sowed his roots in the early 90’s working on motion graphics and digital effects for Gene Roddenberry’s EARTH: FINAL CONFLICT (Universal), ROBOCOP: THE SERIES and TOTAL RECALL (Buena Vista) under his Nerve FX banner. The boutique would later be acquired by Canadian prodco/distributor Alliance Atlantis. In 2003, Anthony co-founded Rocket Science, working to blend science and artistry to create visually stunning imagery. He has been nominated for three Emmy Awards for THE BOYS (Amazon), HANNIBAL (NBC) and THE PATH TO 9/11 (ABC). Additionally, he has been continually recognized by his Canadian peers, with two Canadian Screen Awards (CSA) for KILLJOYS (SyFy), and four CSA nominations for his work in the field of visual effects. IMDB
Adam began carving his career path creating films as a teenager. A Vancouver Film School graduate, he jumped into commercials and short films before embarking on specializing in the world of visual effects. Honing his craft through experience in Assets, TD and Production Management, Jewett has become a visionary creative well versed in all aspects of visual effects. An Emmy nominee, THE BORGIAS (Showtime); Adam has also been recognized with Canadian Screen Awards for his work on THE TUDORS (Showtime) and Richard Bell’s feature film BROTHERHOOD. IMDB
Alonso is an award-winning visual effects artist with over 20 years’ experience contributing to groundbreaking Hollywood blockbusters. Alonso has been part of two key teams who have won Oscars for Best Visual Effects, as part of the EX MACHINA (A24) team and again in 2016 on Jon Favreau’s THE JUNGLE BOOK (Disney). Additional credits include, James Gunn’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Vol. 1 & 2 (Marvel), Dan Lemmon’s WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES (20th Century Fox) and Dean Devlin’s GEOSTORM (Warner Bros.) IMDB
Christa is a twenty year veteran of the film and television industry. With long standing roots in visual effects and postproduction, as a producer and business development executive, she has worked with filmmakers to deliver the best creative driven solutions for the screen. Tazzeo Morson is credited with work on the Academy Award winning feature SPOTLIGHT (Open Road Films) and the Emmy award winning television series’ GAME OF THRONES (HBO) and THE HANDMAID’S TALE (Hulu). Additional notable credits include READY OR NOT (Searchlight), LOCKE AND KEY, THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY (Netflix), and SUICIDE SQUAD (Warner Bros./DC). A founding board member and past Chair of the Visual Effects Society (VES) Toronto section, Christa is an active member of the Toronto production community. She holds a publicly appointed seat on the City of Toronto Film Board, the Ontario Creates Industry Advisory Council and is a Women in Film and Television (WIFT) Engagement Committee member. IMDB
As Senior Compositor, Ian brings many years of production experience to Rocket Science. A Gemini-award winner for Best Visual Effects for his work on Terry (2005), Ian also holds an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Special Effects for The Path to 9/11 (2006). Additional recognition includes a VES nomination for The Man Who Saved Christmas (2002), two Canadian Screen Award nominations for Titanic (TV miniseries 2012) and Wet Bum (2014), and a Gemini nomination for Best Visual Effects on Everest (2007). IMDB
John is passionately focused on how to best visually express a story. With over 35 years of experience as a Digital Artist - Animator, Compositor, and CG Supervisor, John has garnered an Emmy nomination for Best Visual Effects for HANNIBAL (NBC), a Canadian Screen Award (CSA/Gemini) for Best Visual Effects, THE ARROW (CBC) and a CSA nomination for his work on the TV series COPPER (BBC). Additional credits include six seasons of THE EXPANSE (Amazon), FARGO (FX), as well as features, DOLPHIN TALE 2 (Warner Bros.) and THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES (Sony). A film fan since childhood, John’s influences include Hitchcock, Kubrick, Coppola, Spielberg and Frankenheimer. IMDB
JP has delivered VFX on large scale features and streaming TV series. With over 17 years in the visual effects industry, JP recently held post at Mr. X as a VFX Producer and prior to that as Supervising VFX Producer at Deluxe, overseeing the Toronto VFX team. His credits include Scott Cooper’s ANTLERS (Searchlight), Gina Prynce-Bythewood’s THE OLD GUARD (Netflix), Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett’s READY OR NOT (Searchlight), ALTERED CARBON (Netflix), THE EXPANSE (Amazon), THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY (Netflix) and STAR TREK: DISCOVERY (CBS). IMDB
Tom's keen technical detail and creative eye helped to fast track his career from VFX Intern to VFX Supervisor. A graduate of Confederation College with a degree in Multimedia Production and Broadcasting, Tom joined RSVFX in 2013. His credits include his Emmy nomination for work on HANNIBAL (NBC), streaming titles, HALO (Paramount +), LOCKE AND KEY (Netflix), INTO THE BADLANDS (AMC) and films such as THE NEST (d. Sean Durkin) and BYE BYE MAN (d. Stacy Title). Tom is a passionate gamer and gains inspiration from the many storytelling techniques found therein. He revels in any new technology he can get his hands on. Tom avidly utilizes motion capture, lidar and photogrammetry gear to explore new avenues for production. IMDB