July 14, 2021 – Rocket Science VFX has been nominated for an Emmy in Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Season or a Movie category for their work on THE BOYS S2 at the 73rd Emmy Awards. All nominations were announced yesterday by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
“It has been an absolute pleasure working with Eric, Stephan and Shalena; as well as collaborating with the whole production team on The Boys. Our team has produced some stellar work. Its an honor to be recognized by our peers. Congratulations to all of the other incredible nominees”, says Anthony Paterson, VFX Supervisor/Managing Partner.
As one of the major vfx partners on the hit Amazon series, Rocket Science has contributed over 500 shots, consisting of large scale CG crowds, CG exploding heads, CG gore/blood and specialty effects work, including Homelander’s laser eye effect as its seen slicing and dicing cast members.
Showrunner for THE BOYS is Eric Kripke, with the VFX team helmed by VFX Supervisor Stephan Fleet, VFX Producer Shalena Oxley-Butler, Kat Greene, VFX Coordinator and On Set VFX Supervisor, Rian McNamara. Anthony Paterson, VFX Supervisor and Chris Ross, VFX Producer, head the visual effects team for Rocket Science.
The Boys is a fun and irreverent take on what happens when superheroes – who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians and as revered as Gods – abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It’s the powerless against the super powerful as The Boys embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about The Seven, and Vought – the multi-billion dollar conglomerate that manages these superheroes and covers up all of their dirty secrets.
The eight-episode Amazon original series is co-produced by Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television Studios with Point Grey Pictures, Kripke Enterprises and Original Film.
Production and post on THE BOYS Season 3 is underway.
Rocket Science is a boutique visual effects studio collaborating with filmmakers to create stunning visual imagery utilizing artistry, science and technology. Located in Toronto, Canada, notable credits include the BAFTA winning mini-series TITANIC (iTV), Neil Jordan’s GRETA (Sidney Kimmel), John Leonetti’s WISH UPON (Broad Green Pictures), streaming series THE EXPANSE (AMAZON), LOCKE and KEY (Netflix), and the much anticipated series HALO (Paramount +).