Eden FX "Howls" With New MTV Series "Teen Wolf"
Santa Monica, CA, June 15, 2011 - Eden FX is creating all of the visual effects for the new MTV dramatic series "Teen Wolf," announced John Gross, Creative Director, Eden FX.
Filled with suspense, horror and the struggle to discover one's true identity, the new MTV series puts a modern spin on one of the most popular classic films of the eighties, MGM's "Teen Wolf." The re-invention comes alive as a sexy thriller set against the drama of high school life with a forbidden, romantic love story at its core.
For "Teen Wolf," Visual Effects Supervisor John Gross and his talented team at Eden FX will be creating a variety of visual effects, from simple wire removals and eye glows, to full blown matte paintings, transformations and full CGI character creation.
Says Gross, "'Teen Wolf' is a really exciting project for us. We get to flex a lot of our creative muscles, and working with the production is a real pleasure. We're all in sync regarding the look of the visuals for the show, and that's a big plus."
"Teen Wolf" Executive Producer Jeff Davis, said, "John Gross and his team at Eden FX are without a doubt some of the top pros in the business of film and television visual effects. Not only have they gathered together an extraordinarily talented group of artists, but they are also some of the most consistently professional and pleasurable people with whom I've had the pleasure of working. From the creation of stampeding deer to rampaging werewolves, they've exceeded our expectations at every turn, and have more than proven themselves as superior creative partners."
Adds Russell Mulcahy, Director/Co-Executive Producer of "Teen Wolf" said, "We couldn't have asked for more creativity from an F/X house. John Gross and his team of talented artists at Eden FX have really put their 'A' game on. When Jeff Davis and I went to Eden FX for the pilot, I remember one particular scene. I had provided some rough plates of the Scott McCall character stumbling back in the forest. Eden's artists produced this great scene of the deer stampede. When I saw it, I asked, 'Can one of the deer crash to the ground near Scott?' Within 2 days there it was! The deer hitting the ground, dust flying, its mouth opened in pain and anger from the fall…it was perfect! Eden continues to amaze us with their creative talents and visual contributions throughout the series. To put it another way…'GREAT EFFING STUFF.'"
About "TEEN WOLF"
"Teen Wolf," stars Tyler Posey ("Maid in Manhattan," "Brothers and Sisters"), as the newly bitten werewolf, 'Scott McCall,' Dylan O'Brien as his best friend 'Stiles,' Crystal Reed as the mysterious new girl in town, 'Allison,' and Tyler Hoechlin ("Road to Perdition," "7th Heaven") as the older and possibly quite dangerous werewolf, 'Derek Hale.' Always an outsider and often unnoticed, Scott McCall yearns to be recognized in some small way that takes him out of his typical state of high school anonymity. When his best friend, Stiles, convinces him to go into the woods one night to join a police search for a dead body, Scott encounters a creature in the darkness. Narrowly escaping an attack with a vicious bite in his side, the next day brings strange surprises for Scott at school and his life will never be the same.
"Teen Wolf" is a co-production with MGM. The pilot was directed by Russell Mulcahy ("Highlander," "Resident Evil: Extinction") and written by Jeff Davis (creator of "Criminal Minds"). Executive Producers include Davis, Marty Adelstein ("Prison Break") and Michael Thorn of Lost Marbles TV and Rene Echevarria ("Medium," "Castle"). Make up effects for the first season will be supplemented by the Oscar- Winning team K.N.B Effects Group ("Predators," "The Chronicles of Narnia") and state-of-the-art computer graphics by EdenFX ("Lost," "24," "Spider-Man 3″). Liz Gateley, David Janollari and Justin Levy will serve as MTV executives in charge of production.
About EDEN FX:
Formed in 2000, Eden FX is an award winning studio specializing in 3D animation, virtual environments, compositing, matte painting, character animation, and on-set supervision for film and television. "Teen Wolf" joins a number of other TV series on which Eden currently provides visual effects, including: "Community," "NCIS," "Chuck" and "Pair of Kings.
Eden FX, a Point .360 company, is located at 12421 West Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90064. The phone is 310/481-7002. Please visit: www.edenfx.com for more information.