MPC announced the appointment of senior VFX supervisor Paul O’Shea to creative director of its LA office. O’Shea, who joins MPC from The Mill Los Angeles, brings a wealth of experience with credits for brands such as Old Spice, Nissan, Canon, HP, Stella Artois, Audi, Chevrolet, Coca-Cola, Nike and Toyota.
In his new role, O’Shea will develop new talent, coordinate with production crews, help guide MPC’s technological evolution, and oversee quality control in key areas.
The expanse of creative outlets for Paul to excel in was the determining factor for his move, with MPC’s Santa Monica office about to open the second floor.
This will be O’Shea’s second run with MPC, as he spent several years in the studio’s London office. “We’ve been working for some time to get Paul back into the MPC family, and we welcome him back enthusiastically,” said MPC LA MD Andrew Bell. “With his base skills as a master Flame artist and VFX supervisor for both commercials and features, he is the perfect appointment as creative director.”
Outside of the commercial space, O’Shea’s feature film credits include Disney‘s The Odd Life of Timothy Green and Tony Scott‘s Unstoppable. His music video work includes the Tim Burton-directed Bones, Paul McCartney‘s Dance Tonight by Michel Gondry, and Vanessa Paradis‘s Incendie with Johnny Depp.
O’Shea’s background also includes a run as head of 2D at Asylum and work as a demo artist for Discreet Logic. Over the course of his career, he has worked with top directors – including Christian Loubek, Fredrik Bond, Malcolm Venville, Tom Kuntz, Jake Scott, Andrew Douglas and Gerard De Thame – and agencies, including Goodby Silverstein & Partners, Wieden+Kennedy, TBWA/Chiat/Day, David & Goliath, Fallon and Saatch.