Fine Arts alumnus receives Emmy Award nomination

Robert CrowtherYork alumnus Robert Crowther (BFA ’01), who studied film & video production in York’s Faculty of Fine Arts, has more than just a professional interest in watching this year’s Emmy Awards in September. Crowther was visual effects producer for the TV film The Path to 9/11, which has been nominated for seven prime-time Emmies, including Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special.

Right: Robert Crowther at work

As a member of the team from Rocket Science VFX, an award-winning Toronto visual effects studio, Crowther worked on the ABC/Marc Platt Productions miniseries, which is based on the 9/11 Report and traces the events from the 1993 World Trade Center Bombings to Sept. 11, 2001.

“The team at Rocket Science are delighted to be recognized for their work in recreating the events of a turning point in modern history,” the company said in a media release. “This delicate work, which included placing CG versions of the World Trade Center Towers into the New York skyline, required a level of photo-realism and sensitivity to the subject matter that is seldom seen on television.”

Crowther was among the team members from Rocket Science VFX who were honoured in October 2006 with a Gemini Award for Best Visual Effects on Terry the CTV/Shaftsbury Films movie about Terry Fox.

The 59th Creative Emmy awards ceremony will take place Sept. 8, 2007, in Los Angeles, Calif.