EMMY NOMINATED ARTIST NAMED HEAD OF CREATIVE
February 2023 – Emmy nominated, renowned artist Matt Schofield has joined Toronto based Rocket Science VFX as Head of Creative.
With a 2023 VES nomination for his work on VIKINGS: VALHALLA (Netflix), Matt’s recent credits also include MS. MARVEL (Disney+).
“Matt is an unparalleled creative talent. His background in painting and fine arts have created a firm foundation from which he has built his long standing film and television career with particular achievements in visual effects. We are excited to be working with Matt closely in this leadership role, as we continue to build our world class creative team for our clients.”, says Anthony Paterson, CEO / Executive VFX Supervisor.”
Coming to Rocket Science from MPC (Mr.X) Toronto, Schofield spent 16 years helping to lead creative at the studio beginning with building the matte painting department before moving on to creative management within the company and Digital FX Supervision for MPC clients. His illustrious filmography includes tiles from distinguished filmmakers, including, Tim Burton’s WEDNESDAY (Netflix), James Gray’s AD ASTRA (Fox) Guillermo del Toro’s NIGHTMARE ALLEY and CRIMSON PEAK (Fox), Alfonso Cuaron’s ROMA (Netflix), and Olivia Newman’s WHERE THE CRAWDAD’S SING (Columbia Pictures).
“My favorite days in this industry are when artists surprise themselves with something they thought they could not achieve. It’s a beautiful thing, witnessing the elevation of talent, skill and quality in an individual and in turn a company. I’m looking forward to building on the solid creative foundation Tom and Anthony have been known for with Rocket Science, and helping to support our artists as they flourish.” said Schofield.
His work was recognized early in his career with a Primetime Emmy nomination for HAVEN in 2001. In 2006 his digital matte painting work was part of a VFX Oscar nomination for Bryan Singer’s SUPERMAN RETURNS (Warner Bros.).
Matt Schofield full filmography: IMDB
Matt’s traditional art focuses on his interest in observing the idiosyncratic nature of the photographer and their subjects.
He has been exhibiting his artwork in commercial galleries, museums and artist run centres nationally and internationally since 1996. He has exhibited in Paris, Brussels, Florence, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Brooklyn, Chicago, Orlando, Miami and Toronto. He has exhibited with Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Mulherin and Pollard, Kabat-Wrobel Gallery, MEG Gallery, DU art Gallery, Zia Gallery and Projects Gallery. He has participated in group and curated exhibitions At The Red Head Gallery, Loop Gallery; Propeller Gallery and AWOL Gallery.
Matthew’s work has been highlighted in Toronto Life Magazine, The Globe and Mail, and NOW Magazine. He is featured in the book Carte Blanche Volume 2: Painting, which is an overview of the state of Canadian painting in 2008.
In 2011 he was a finalist in the BP Portrait award in London, UK and in the same year he was a finalist in the Kingston Prize for Portraiture. In 2009 he was a finalist in the Kingston Prize for Portraiture. Matthew started his education in Architecture and completed an Honours Degree in Fine Arts from both McMaster University and the Ontario College of Art and Design.
Rocket Science is an Emmy nominated boutique visual effects studio collaborating with filmmakers to create stunning visual imagery utilizing artistry, science and technology. Located in Toronto, Canada, notable credits include Eric Kripke’s Emmy nominated superhero series THE BOYS (Amazon),Tim Burton’s streaming hit sensation WEDNESDAY (Netflix), the epic video game adaptation HALO (Paramount +), Steve Blackman’s THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY (Netflix) and the recently released POKER FACE (Peacock) from Rian Johnson. The multifaceted VFX studio also boasts features such as David Cronenberg’s CRIMES OF THE FUTURE, Noah Baumbach’s WHITE NOISE (Netflix) and Rachel Morrison’s soon to be released FLINT STRONG (MGM).
RSVFX is currently in production on Mike Flanagan’s Edgar Allan Poe adaptation THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER (Netflix), the fourth season of THE BOYS and its upcoming spinoff GEN V for Amazon, Jeremy Garelick’s MURDER MYSTERY 2 (Netflix) and FREAKY TALES (eOne), written and directed by CAPTAIN MARVEL duo, Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck.