Press release from JMB FX Studio
JMB FX Studio took out the Emmy Award for ‘Most Outstanding Prosthetics for a Series, Mini-Series or Movie’ at this years Creative Arts Emmy Awards held in Los Angeles on August 21st.
The award was in recognition of their work on the HBO mini-series ‘The Pacific’ produced jointly by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg, and filmed in North Queensland and Melbourne in 2007/2008.
At the awards ceremony was Designer and Department Head JASON BAIRD, On-Set Supervisor SEAN GENDERS and Special Make-Up Effects Artists JAC and ROBERT CHARLTON. 4 members of Los Angeles based KNB FX were also awarded for their part in sharing the responsibilities of creating the hundreds of prosthetic effects for the 10 part series which aired in Australia on the 7 Network in 2010.
“This was the largest production we have worked on in relation to the scope of the design, the fabrication and the shoot, spanning over 13 months. I am very proud of my entire team and the recognition we have received with this Emmy Award win.”
JMB FX Studio were responsible for creating hundreds of prosthetic make up effects and dozens of dead and decaying bodies that littered the killing fields throughout the production, which became the most expensive mini-series ever created.
“This award showcases the high quality of Australian Film Technicians and Australia as a location for filming. We are all very proud of the quality of work we created for The Pacific and this recognition highlights our ability to stand amongst the very best in the world.”