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As an Emmy and Visual Effects Society award winning Visual Effects Supervisor Rocco Passionino oversees the design and look for the visual effects production and post production work for feature film and television shows. From concept and look development to on-set and 2nd Unit shooting all the way through to execution of the 2D and 3D visual effects for the shows, Rocco’s experience has led tocreating some of the signature looks for the productions. In his time in the industry, Rocco has gained a broad experience on more than fifty feature film projects.

Utilizing his high profile film experience of over 20 years, Rocco has been focusing his attention on Zoic Studios feature film division. He just completed supervising the New Line comedy Keanu for Warner Brothers. Previous to that he supervised the opening sequence to Avengers: Age Of Ultron for Marvel as well as the MGM sequel Hot Tub Time Machine 2.

In conjunction with his feature film duties Rocco has recently supervised several episodic series such as Taken for NBC, Good Behavior for TNT, and Homeland for Showtime

He received two nominations for a 2002-2003 Primetime Emmy Award by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Series for 20th Century Fox presentation of the Firefly “Serenity” pilot and Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Miniseries, Movie or Special for the HBO Pictures original movie, Point of Origin. He received the Emmy for Firefly “Serenity” Pilot.

Internet Movie DataBase Filmography - Rocco Passionino

Cinefex 142: Avengers: Age of Ultron, Jurrasic World, Mad Max: Fury Road, San Andreas

2003 Award for the 55th Emmy Awards in VFX: Outstanding Special Visual Effects For A Series
- Firefly - Serenity - FOX - Mutant Enemy, Inc. in association with 20th Century Fox Television

2003 Nomination for the 55th Emmy Awards in VFX: Outstanding Special Visual Effects For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special
 - Point Of Origin - HBO - New Redemption Pictures in association with HBO Films

2003 Award for Visual Effects Society: Best Visual Effects in a Television Series - Firefly "Serenity" pilot

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