ZOIC Studios Scores Big with Seven Visual Effects Society Awards Nominations

 Award-Winning Visual Effects Company Competes for Honors in Both Television, Commercial Categories


LOS ANGELES (February 7, 2012) – Zoic Studios, an award-winning visual effects company headquartered in Culver City, CA, has received multiple nods for its exceptional visual effects work with seven nominations for the 10th Annual Visual Effects Society (VES) Awards.  Chosen January 7, 2012 by distinguished panels of VES members, the award nominations reflect outstanding visual effects artistry throughout multiple categories over the past year.  Zoic Studios’ celebrated work is reflected with nominations across both the television and commercial categories. 

From the paranormal happenings of fan favorite Fringe to the post-alien invasion landscape of Falling Skies to the fairytale world of the new hit series Once Upon a Time, Zoic Studios received an outstanding six nominations for its cutting edge work with virtual characters and sets on some of television’s most recognizable series.  These nods placed Zoic as the top company across the television categories.  In the commercial division, Zoic Studios gained notice for the action-packed Any World: Jeep Call of Duty MW3 spot that seamlessly melded reality with the world of the hugely popular video game. The full list of Zoic Studios’ nominations includes:


Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Series

Falling Skies

Rob Biagi, Curt Miller, Andrew Orloff, Sean Tompkins



Robert Habros, Andrew Orloff, Jay Worth, Chris Wright


Once Upon A Time

Douglas Charles Ludwig, Laura Jones, Andrew Orloff, Nate Overstrom


Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Broadcast Program or Commercial

Once Upon A Time - Cinderella's Courtyard

Stephen Jackson, Sallyanne Massimini, Nathan Matsuda, Kevin Struckman


Outstanding Models in a Broadcast Program or Commercial

Falling Skies – Airbase

Jon Chesson, Steve Graves, Michael Kirylo, Renaud Talon


Once Upon A Time - Snow's Castle

Michael Kirylo, Jeremy Melton, Jason O. Monroe, Chris Strauss


Outstanding Compositing in a Broadcast Program or Commercial

Any World: Jeep Call of Duty MW3

Jason Bergman, Rodrigo Dorsch, Steve Meyer, Peter Sidoriak 


“We’re honored to be recognized by the Visual Effects Society for our work in both television and commercials over the past year,” said Loni Peristere, co-founder and executive creative director of Zoic Studios. “Every one of these projects has been a unique and wonderful experience for us and we’re proud of the work the team has created.”

“To receive such high acknowledgement from a group of our peers is both flattering and inspiring,” said Andrew Orloff, co-founder and executive creative director of Zoic Studios.  “It’s an honor for Zoic to receive so many nominations and we look forward to continuing to create groundbreaking visual effects in the future.”

The 10th Annual VES Awards will take place on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and will air exclusively on ReelzChannel.


About Zoic Studios:

Zoic Studios is a multiple Emmy and VES award-winning visual effects (VFX) company headquartered in Culver City, CA that specializes in visual effects for feature films, episodic television, commercials, video games and advertising design. Founded in 2002, the company has expanded to a full-scale global VFX powerhouse with studios in both Los Angeles and Vancouver, BC that is redefining the industry, efficiently delivering over 500 visual effects shots per week on time and within budget.  Zoic has created effects for popular television shows such as Battlestar Galactica, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, CSI, Fringe, V, True Blood and its Emmy-winning work on Firefly.  Film credits include District 9, Zombieland, Get Smart, Spiderman 2, The Day After Tomorrow and many others.  Zoic has also delivered ground-breaking visual effects in commercial spots for high profile brands including Playstation, Craftsman, Gatorade, Jeep, ESPN and Walmart.


For more information on Zoic Studios, please visit: www.zoicstudios.com


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