filmography

episodic and telefilm

Trump Unauthorized

(2005)

A look at the life of real estate king/media mogul/reality TV star, Donald Trump.

Spirit Bear: The Simon Jackson Story

(2005)

Simon Jackson fights to save the endagered Spirit Bear from extinction by going up against the foresting industry.

Samantha: An American Girl Holiday

(2004)

Set in 1904, "American Girls" revolves around Samantha as she moves in with her grandmother and learns how to become a proper Victorian young lady.

Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion

(2003)

A true story about the tragic explosion at Halifax Harbour, Canada, in the early hours of December 6, 1917.

Hustle

(2004)

An addiction to gambling dims baseball legend Pete Rose's star.

Confessions of an American Bride

(2005)

Sam (Shannon Elizabeth), a soon-to-be bride, faces a dilemma when an old college crush comes back into her life... Who will she choose?

Terry

(2005)

The story of Terry Fox's unprecendented cross-Canada marathon on an artificial leg for cancer research that made him a national hero.

Four Minutes

(2005)

The story of the four minute mile-breaker Roger Bannister.

Felicity: An American Girl Adventure

(2005)

Ten-year-old Felicity Merriman is growing up in Williamsburg, Virginia, just before the American Revolution.  As the Revolutionary War threatens to tear friends and neighbours apart, Felicity’s family faces a crisis or two of its own.

The Lost Valentine

(2011)

Based on the novel, The Last Valentine, by James Michael Pratt. A young and cynical female journalist learns love may transcend trials and time as she discovers a story that will change her life forever. When war separates lovers on their wedding anniversary Feb. 14, 1944 at LA Union Train Station, Navy pilot Neil Thomas makes a promise he isn't sure he can keep - to return to the train station safe by their next anniversary. For sixty years Caroline Thomas keeps her promise by waiting at the train station until her missing in action husband can finally keep his with the "lost valentine." The message and meaning shows romance and love can be real; worth fighting, and maybe even dying for.

When Love is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story

(2010)

Based on the true story of the enduring but troubled love between the co-founders of Alcoholics Anonymous, Lois Wilson, and her alcoholic husband Bill Wilson.

The Listener

(2009)

A young paramedic discovers he has telepathic powers.

Frenemies

(2011)

Frenemies is the story of a group of classmates whose relationships endure ups and downs as outside factors cause best friends to turn against each other.  Jake's tomboyish classmate Savannah gets a dose of trouble when she switches places with her well-to-do look-alike, Emma, and the girls start shaking things up with each others' love interests.  Both parts are played by Mary Mouser, with twinning VFX by Rocket Science.

Titanic

(2012)

Titanic is a brand new four-part adaptation, written by Oscar-winning screenwriter Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park, Downton Abbey) to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the doomed voyage.

This unique take on the story cleverly weaves the action, mystery and romance of both fictional and historical characters. To coincide with the landmark centenary of the ship's sinking, join the lives and loves of all the passengers and crew, before the unforgettable finale.

The exciting series features Julian Fellowes' trademark ensemble cast, including; Linus Roache, Celia Imrie, Toby Jones, Geraldine Somerville and Timothy West.

Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town

(2012)

CBC Television is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the publication of Stephen Leacock's comedic classic Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town with a brand-new adaptation. Featuring an all-star cast that includes Gordon Pinsent, Caroline Rhea, Jill Hennessy and many more, this adaptation deftly weaves aspects of Leacock's own life into the fictional world his characters inhabit.

Two of the 12 sketches found in Leacock's book are the foundation for this adaptation: The Hostelry of Mr. Smith and The Marine Excursions of the Knights of Pythias. In CBC's adaptation, the elder Stephen Leacock is both the narrator of the film and a wry, ghost-like presence in it. His boyhood self and his real-life parents are the protagonists in this coming-of-age story, interacting with the wonderful fictional characters who inhabit Leacock's masterpiece.

November Christmas

(2010)

A young father asks for pumpkins at the local farm stand. "In August? No." the farmer replies. The farmer ruminates on the odd request and gets involved with strangers for the first time since his son's death long ago.

Flashpoint

(2008)

A television program about a special tactical team that rescues hostages, busts gangs, defuses bombs, and takes on other tough cases.

Keep Your Head Up Kid: The Don Cherry Story

(2010)

Chronicles the life of Don Cherry, from playing minor league hockey to coaching the NHL's Boston Bruins.

Hemlock Grove

(2013)

A teenage girl is brutally murdered, sparking a hunt for her killer. But in a town where everyone hides a secret, will they find the monster among them?

Revolution Season 2

(2013)

A group of revolutionaries confronts an authoritarian regime 15 years after an instantaneous global shutdown of all electrical devices known as the Blackout.

Hell on Wheels

(2015)

Cullen Bohannan, a former soldier and slaveholder, follows the track of a band of Union soldiers, the killers of his wife. This brings him to the middle of one of the biggest projects in US history, the building of the transcontinental railroad. After the war years in the 1860s, this undertaking connected the prospering east with the still wild west.

Hannibal

(2015)

On behalf of the artists and staff of Rocket Science, the VFX Supervisor/Producer team of Robert Crowther and Anthony Paterson would like to thank Executive Producer Bryan Fuller for encouraging us to help realize his unique vision for three seasons of the ground-breaking and critically-acclaimed network television series, "Hannibal".

From the Wendigo to Tarry Alanna, and from Palermo's Norman Chapel to The Great Red Dragon, no other series project has challenged our artists to produce such creative visuals that have resonated so greatly with the series many internet-savvy Fannibals.  Through all 39 episodes, Rocket Science VFX provided the primary vfx design and supervision for the series through hundreds of shots and many man hours both on set and in the studio.

Rocket Science would also like to thank Executive Producers Martha De Laurentiis and Steve Lightfoot, and Gaumont International Television executives Carol Trussel and Tim King, as well as the entire cast and crew of Hannibal.  We hope to dine together again soon.

For more information about this project or Rocket Science VFX, please contact candrews@rsvfx.com.

Fargo

(2014)

A drifter named Lorne Malvo arrives in small-town Minnesota and influences the population with his malice and violence, including put-upon insurance salesman Lester Nygaard.

Copper Season 2

(2013)

Set in the Five Points neighborhood of New York City in the 1860s, focusing on a rugged young Irish cop who is forced to navigate his unruly and dangerous immigrant neighborhood while interacting with the uptown Manhattan crowd and the black community.

The Firm

(2012)

Based on the best-selling novel by John Grisham, "The Firm" is a new drama series that continues the story of attorney Mitchell McDeere who, as a young associate 10 years earlier, had brought down the prestigious Memphis law firm of Bendini, Lambert & Locke, which had been operating as a front for the Chicago mob.  After a difficult decade, which included a stay in the Federal Witness Protection Program, McDeere and his family now emerge from isolation to reclaim their lives and their future -- only to find that past dangers are still lurking and new threats are everywhere.  

Fringe

(2008)

A television drama centered around a female FBI agent who is forced to work with an institutionalized scientist in order to rationalize a brewing storm of unexplained phenomena.

The Day of the Triffids

(2009)

It's an up-to-date setting of the 1951 sci-fi thriller. With the world blinded and the Triffids set loose, it falls upon a band of scattered, sighted survivors to fight this carnivorous plant invasion. With a brave new world of maniacs, warring factions and renegades, the battle on the streets is not only directed at the purple-headed organisms but a battle to survive the sinister street-army headed by megalomaniac Torrence.

Aftermath

(2010)

Aftermath is a four-part 2010 series created by History Television Canadian station. It also aired in the United States on the National Geographic Channel. It was produced by Cream Productions. It consists of a series of "experiments" looking at what would happen if planetary conditions changed drastically, within our lifetime. It is a follow-up to the TV special Aftermath: Population Zero.  The 2010 series was nominated for a 2010 Gemini award for best documentary.

The Nativity

(2010)

Explores the troubled times of turn of the millennium Judea, bringing legend to vibrant life, but rooting the action in a world we can all recognise & understand.

Nikita

(2010)

When she was a deeply troubled teenager, Nikita was rescued from death row by a secret U.S. agency known only as Division, who faked her execution and told her she was being given a second chance to start a new life and serve her country. What they didn't tell her was that she was being trained as a spy and assassin. Now, after three years in hiding, Nikita is seeking retribution and making it clear to her former bosses that she will stop at nothing to expose and destroy their covert operation.

Unnatural History

(2010)

This series is centered around Henry Griffin, a teenager with exceptional skills acquired through years of globe-trotting with his anthropologist parents. But Henry faces his biggest challenge of all when he moves back to America to attend Smithson High School in Washington D.C., a place stranger than any he's ever lived before. Together with his cousin Jasper and Jasper's friend Maggie, he uses the ancient skills he learned around the globe to solve the postmodern mysteries of high school.

Todd and the Book of Pure Evil

(2010)

Todd, Curtis, Jenny, and Hannah are students at Crowley High, the only high school in a small town secretly founded by Satanists. Supposedly friendly school guidance counsellor Atticus Murphy helps them in their quest to destroy the Book, though secretly he is a member of the cabal of Satanists who run the town from behind the scenes, and has been tasked with returning the Book of Pure Evil to the leader of the cultists, who happens to be his own father.

Fairly Legal

(2011)

Upon her father's death, a woman leaves her position at their law firm and becomes a mediator.

Death Comes to Town

(2010)

After Shuckton, Ontario's bid for the 2028 Summer Olympics is rejected, Mayor Larry Bowman is murdered in his home, and almost everybody in town becomes a suspect.

Aaron Stone

(2009)

A teenager named Charlie Landers (Kelly Blatz) is enlisted to become the real-life counterpart of his world-renowned avatar Aaron Stone from the fictional video game Hero Rising.

Murdoch Mysteries

(2008)

In the late 1890s, police Inspector William Murdoch takes a new, more scientific approach to solving crimes. Assisted by coroner Dr. Julia Ogden and Constable George Crabtree, Murdoch introduces such concepts as finger marks and lie detecting machines. He has the support of his somewhat doubtful superior, Inspector Brackenreid, though at times, even he finds Murdoch's methods - and claims - somewhat astounding.

Warehouse 13

(2009)

Pilot

After saving the life of an international diplomat in Washington D.C., a pair of U.S Secret Service agents are whisked away to a covert location in South Dakota that houses supernatural objects that the U.S. Government has collected over the centuries. Their new assignment: retrieve some of the missing objects and investigate reports of new ones.

M.V.P.

(2008)

In Canada, hockey is a religion. The arenas are its temples, and the star players its high priests. A hockey player's career is profoundly public. His stats are published, quoted, cited, summarized and evaluated. But when the uniforms are folded and the sticks put away, that's when the game really gets interesting

Air India 182

(2008)

A look at one of the worst plane bombings of the 20th century. In 1985, an Air India 747 flying from Montreal, Canada to Delhi was blown up in mid-flight by Khalistani extremists. All 331 passengers were killed, most were of Hindi origin.

Runaway

(2006)

The Raders look like a normal middle-class American family, with a dad, Paul Rader, his lovely wife Lily, teenagers Henry and Hannah and 8-year-old Tommy. Those are their real names, but as they struggle to blend into a new life in Bridgewater, Iowa, they are all using secret identities. This family is on the run, hiding from the legal system that unjustly convicted Paul Rader of a terrible and violent crime. Adding to the danger, the real killer is now threatening the lives of the Rader children. As Paul works to protect his loved ones and uncover the evidence that will clear him, he lives with the daily fear that someone will accidentally reveal the family's dark secret.

Shades of Black: The Conrad Black Story

(2006)

A story of ambition, love, betrayal and greed. The film chronicles the private and public struggles of Lord Conrad Black, one of the world's most controversial press barons.

The Path to 9/11

(2006)

A television mini-series on the events leading up to the US terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

Everest

(2007)

Based on the true story of the first Canadians to ever make it to the top of the world's tallest and most historic peak. A proud moment for Canadians and an adventure that is filled with bitterness, broken relationships and the bodies of four dead men.

Molly: An American Girl on the Home Front

(2006)

Molly is a girl living in the year 1944 and WWII has brought many changes to Molly's life. An English girl comes to live with Molly's family to escape the bombings. They slowly become good friends.