Rocco Passionino
Visual Effects Supervisor
(310) 497-7091, rpassionino@gmail.com
Member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences since 2015
Member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences since 2003
Member of the Visual Effects Society since 2001

Zoic Studios, 3582 Eastham Drive, Culver City, CA 90232 - July 2002 to Present
Overseeing the design, look, development and execution of the visual effects for both production and post- production of feature films & television pilots and series.

Feature Film:
Keanu (WB/New Line) 4/23/16: Visual Effects Supervisor – Production on set & in house supervision
Avengers: Age Of Ultron (Marvel) 5/1/15: Visual Effects Supervisor – In house supervision
Mortdecai (Lionsgate) 1/23/15: Visual Effects Supervisor – In house supervision
Lockdown (WWE) 2015: Visual Effects Supervisor – In house supervision
Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (MGM) 2/20/15: Visual Effects Supervisor - Production on set & in house supervision
You’re Not You (Daryl Prince Productions) 11/26/14: Visual Effects Supervisor - Production on set supervision
Killing Kennedy (National Geographic) 11/10/13: Visual Effects Supervisor – In house supervision
Grown Ups 2 (Sony) 7/12/13: Senior Visual Effects Supervisor - Production on set supervision & in house supervision
Exiter (Voltage Pictures) 2105: Visual Effects Supervisor – In house supervision
Battle Of The Year (Screen Gems) 9/20/13: Senior Visual Effects Supervisor – In house supervision
Twilight: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (Summit) 11/16/2012: Visual Effects Supervisor – In house supervision
The Bling Ring (FilmNation) 6/21/13: Visual Effects Supervisor - Production on set supervision & in house supervision
The Gangster Squad (Warner Brothers) 1/11/13: Visual Effects Supervisor – In house supervision, uncredited
That’s My Boy (Columbia Pictures) 6/15/12: Senior VFX Supervisor – In house supervision
Think Like A Man (Screen Gems) 4/20/12: Senior Visual Effects Supervisor - Production on set & in house supervision
Premium Rush (Sony Pictures) 8/24/12: VFX Supervisor – In house supervision
Thirty Minutes Or Less (Sony Pictures) 8/12/11: VFX Supervisor – In house supervision
Friends With Benefits (Sony Pictures) 7/22/11: VFX Supervisor – In house supervision
Jumping The Broom (TriStar Pictures) 5/6/11: Visual Effects Supervisor – In house supervision
Just Go With It (Sony Pictures) 5/11/11: Visual Effects Supervisor – In house supervision
How Do You Know (Columbia Pictures) 12/17/10: VFX Supervisor - Production on set & in house supervision
Country Strong (Screen Gems) 1/7/11: Visual Effects Supervisor – In house supervision
Burlesque (Screen Gems) 11/24/10: Visual Effects Supervisor - Production on set supervision & in house supervision
Red (Summit/Universal) 10/15/10: Visual Effects Supervisor – In house supervision
Devil (Universal) 9/17/10: VFX Supervisor – In house supervision
Limitless (Relativity) 3/18/11: Visual Effects Supervisor - Production on set supervision & in house supervision
Priest (Screen Gems) 5/13/11: VFX Supervisor – In house supervision
Straw Dogs (Screen Gems) 9/16/11: Visual Effects Supervisor - Production on set supervision & in house supervision
The Roommate (Screen Gems) 2/4/11: Visual Effects Supervisor - Production on set supervision & in house supervision
The Karate Kid (Columbia Pictures) 6/11/10: VFX Supervisor – In house supervision
Easy A (Screen Gems) 9/17/10: Visual Effects Supervisor - Production on set supervision & in house supervision
Mardi Gras: Spring Break (Screen Gems) 9/23/11: VFX Supervisor - Production on set & in house supervision
Death At A Funeral (Screen Gems) 4/16/10: Visual Effects Supervisor - Production on set & in house supervision
Takers (Screen Gems) 8/27/10: Visual Effects Supervisor - Production on set supervision & in house supervision
The Stepfather (Screen Gems) 10/16/09: Visual Effects Supervisor - Production on set & in house supervision
Zombieland (Columbia Pictures) 10/2/09: VFX Supervisor – In house supervision
Armored (Screen Gems) 12/4/09: Visual Effects Supervisor - Production on set supervision & in house supervision
Obsessed (Screen Gems) 4/24/09: Visual Effects Supervisor - Production on set supervision & in house supervision
Fired Up! (Screen Gems) 2/20/09: Visual Effects Supervisor - Production on set supervision & in house supervision
Quarantine (Screen Gems) 10/10/08: Visual Effects Supervisor - Production on set supervision & in house supervision
Lakeview Terrace (Overbrook) 9/19/08: Visual Effects Supervisor - Production on set & in house supervision
First Sunday (Screen Gems) 1/11/08: Visual Effects Supervisor – In house supervision
Step Brothers (Sony) 7/25/08: Visual Effects Supervisor - Production on set supervision & in house supervision
This Christmas (Screen Gems) 11/21/07: Visual Effects Supervisor – In house supervision
Pineapple Express (Sony Pictures) 8/6/08: Visual Effects Supervisor – In house supervision, uncreditited
Prom Night (Screen Gems) 4/11/08: Visual Effects Supervisor - Production on set supervision & in house supervision
Stomp the Yard (Screen Gems) 1/12/07: Visual Effects Supervisor – In house supervision
Vacancy (Screen Gems) 4/20/07: Visual Effects Supervisor - Production on set supervision & in house supervision
Deuce Bigalow 2 (Sony) 8/12/05: Visual Effects Supervisor - Production on set supervision & in house supervision
The Day After Tomorrow (20th Century Fox) 5/28/04: Visual Effects Supervisor – In house supervision
Spider-man 2 (Sony) 6/30/04: VFX Supervisor – In house supervision

Episodic Television Series:
Taken (NBC): Season 1, Episode 13, Visual Effects Supervisor - In house supervision
Good Behavior (TNT): Season 1, Episode 13, Visual Effects Supervisor - In house supervision
Major Crimes (TNT): Season 4, Episode 18, Visual Effects Supervisor - In house supervision
Homeland (Showtime): Season 5-6, Visual Effects Supervisor - In house supervision
Cuckoo (NBC/Lionsgate): Pilot, Visual Effects Supervisor - Production on set supervision & in house supervision
Resurrection (ABC): Season 1, 2, Visual Effects Supervisor - Production on set supervision & in house supervision
Hemlock Grove (Netflix): Season 2, Visual Effects Supervisor - Production on set supervision & in house supervision
Caper (Hulu): Season 1, Visual Effects Supervisor - Production on set supervision & in house supervision
The Saint (Silver Screen Pictures): Pilot, Visual Effects Supervisor - Production on set & in house supervision
Graceland (Fox): Visual Effects Supervisor - In house supervision
Castle (ABC): Visual Effects Supervisor - Production on set supervision & in house supervision
Life Unexpected (CW): Visual Effects Supervisor - Production on set supervision & in house supervision
Rogue (Fox): Pilot, Visual Effects Superviso> (Fox): Pilot, Visual Effects Supervisor - In house supervision
Dollhouse (Fox): Visual Effects Supervisor - Production on set supervision & in house supervision
Prison Break (Fox): Visual Effects Supervisor - Production on set supervision & in house supervision
Criminal Minds (CBS/Paramount): Visual Effects Supervisor - Production on set supervision & in house supervision
Shark (CBS/Imagine): Visual Effects Supervisor - Production on set supervision & in house supervision
The Madness Of Jane (Fox): Pilot Visual Effects Supervisor - Production on set supervision & in house supervision
Viva Laughlin (CBS/BBC): Visual Effects Supervisor - Production on set supervision & in house supervision
Standoff (FOX): Season 1, Visual Effects Supervisor - Production on set supervision & in house supervision
Side Order Of Life (Lifetime Television): Visual Effects Supervisor - In house supervision
Me & Lee? (Lionsgate/Fox): Pilot, Visual Effects Supervisor - Production on set supervision & in house supervision
Wildlife (NBC): Pilot, Visual Effects Supervisor - Production on set supervision & in house supervision
Threshold (Paramount/CBS): Season 1, Visual Effects Supervisor - Production on set supervision & in house supervision
Point Pleasant (Fox): Season 1, Visual Effects Supervisor - Production on set supervision & in house supervision
Miracles (ABC/Touchstone): Season 1, Visual Effects Supervisor - Production on set supervision & in house supervision
Angel (WB/20th Century Fox): Visual Effects Supervisor - Production on set supervision & in house supervision
Firefly (20th Century Fox): Season1, Visual Effects Supervisor - Production on set supervision & in house supervision

Radium, Santa Monica, CA 90404 – December 2001 to June 2002
Supervisor work consisted of client interaction, art direction, animation direction, team assignments, creating schedules, and deadlines for both the 2D and 3D aspects of the pilot.

Firefly (20th Century Fox): “Serenity” Pilot, Digital Effects Supervisor – Awarded a 2003 Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Television Series and a 2003 VES Award

VisionArt, Santa Monica, CA 90404 - June 1999 to October 2001
Supervisor work consisted of client interaction, art direction, animation direction, team assignments, creating schedules, and deadlines. Artist work consisted of FX animation (particle work: debris, rain, mist, smoke, fire, explosions), TD, shader writing, color and lighting, procedural modeling and compositing of the shots

Point of Origin (HBO Films) 6/22/02: Digital Effects Supervisor – Nominated for a 2003 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Miniseries, Movie or Special
To End All Wars (Lions Gate Films) 9/2/01: Digital Effects Supervisor
Rollerball (MGM/UA) 2/8/02: Digital Effects Supervisor
Dr. Dolittle 2 (20th Century Fox) 6/22/01: Digital Effects Supervisor
Swordfish (Warner Bros.) 6/8/01: Digital Effects Supervisor
Spy Kids (Dimension Films) 3/30/01: Digital Effects Supervisor
The Painting (Santa Monica Pictures) 10/27/01: Visual Effects Supervisor - Production on set & in house supervision
Dungeons & Dragons (WB) 12/8/00: CG Supervisor
Little Nicky (New Line) 11/10/00: Digital Effects Supervisor
Anna & The King (20th Century Fox) 12/17/99: Digital Effects Supervisor
House On Haunted Hill (Warner Bros.): Senior Animator
The Omega Code (Gener8Xion Entertainment) 8/27/99: Digital Effects Supervisor

Centropolis Effects, Culver City, CA, 90232 - November 1997 to June 1999
Lead work consisted of managing priorities of effects work load for the entire team. Artist work consisted of FX animation (particle work-debris, rain, mist, smoke, fire, explosions), TD, shader writing, color and lighting, procedural modeling and compositing of the shots.

End of Days (Universal Pictures): Digital Artist
Thirteenth Floor (Columbia Pictures): Lead Effects Artist
Godzilla (Sony): Effects Animator
The Faculty (Dimension Films): Visual Effects Artist
Deterrence (Paramount): Digital Artist
Storm Of The Century (Walt Disney Television): Digital Artist

Digital Domain, Venice, CA 90291 - November 1994 to November 1997
Artist work consisted of FX animation (particle work-debris, rain, mist, smoke, fire, explosions), TD, shader writing, color and lighting, procedural modeling, and compositing of the shots.

Titanic (Paramount/20th Century Fox: Character Integration Artist
The Fifth Element (Columbia Pictures): Digital Artist
General Cinemas: Opening Titles (General Cinemas): Digital Artist
Terminator 2: 3D (Universal Studios): Digital Artist
Apollo 13 (Universal Studios): Technical Assistant