(December 10, 2007) Asylum announces the signing of Paul O'Shea as their newest VFX Supervisor. Paul spent seven years working for The Moving Picture Company where he had the opportunity to work some of the top spot directors.
Working a wide variety of projects, he has collaborated with directors such as Tim Burton, Michel Gondry, Fredrick Bond, Malcolm Venville, Jonathan Glazer, Jake Scott, Mark Mylod, Steve Barron, Mel Smith, Traktor, Nacho Gayan, and Steve Rogers to name a few. Before joining MPC, O'Shea worked for Discreet Logic, where he traveled the globe demonstrating and teaching Flame. Paul holds a degree in fine arts and also spent four years with the BBC. After having met Asylum Co-Founder/Creative Director Nathan McGuinness, Paul was persuaded to join the team. "Nathan's vision for the future of Asylum, the quality of visual effects, and the opportunity to work with the amazing talent here was a deciding factor for me. This, coupled with the chance to bring my daughter up by the beach, convinced me to swap Soho for Santa Monica," says O'Shea. Executive Producer Mike Pardee adds, "Paul is an incredibly talented artist in his own right. He has the experience, drive and skill-set that matches our goal of keeping the Asylum brand at the top of the VFX and design community."
Asylum is a premier visual effects and design company, handling high-profile features, commercials, music videos, and emerging media content for web and mobile platforms. Asylum created the visual effects for such films as (Academy Award and BAFTA nominated), , Mel Gibson’s Apocalypto, Tony Scott’s Déjà Vu, Man On Fire & Domino and Ridley Scott’s Black Hawk Down. Asylum has done spot work for brands such as Nike, Sony Playstation, Coke, BMW, Gatorade and Visa. In addition, Asylum Design has created award winning title and graphic design work for such films as Tim Burton’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, X-Men I & II , The Island, Bad Boys II and XXX.