The Mission is pleased to announce the arrival of VFX Supervisor Patrick Ferguson.

Prior to joining The Mission, Patrick worked at top VFX houses including Digital Domain, Sony Imageworks and Asylum.   For the last 5 years, Patrick has been at Method Studios as Head of 2D, working on major commercial projects for Samsung, Kia, Sonos, and Verizon to name a few.

“We are delighted that Patrick has joined our team,” says Founder/Managing Director Michael Pardee, “Patrick is an immense creative talent.  We’ve wanted to work together again since our mutual days at Digital Domain.  We are all very excited to have him on board." 

Patrick started out as a still photographer in New York in 1991.   He won several national awards with his mixed media creations of Polaroid, watercolor, transfer separation, and computer enhancement.  In 1995, he crossed over to the moving image, becoming a visual effects artist working in After Affects, Flint, and Flame.

Patrick has collaborated on a range of high profile projects with some of the industry's best directors, including Noam Murro, Nicolai Fuglsig, David Fincher and Sam Bayer.  His experience also spans a number of top feature films such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Alice in Wonderland, and he was part of the Academy Award®-winning team on The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.  He brings with him more than 20 years expertise in visual effects and has won a number of awards including several BDA, AICP and Clio awards.

Patrick rounds out a talented team at the Mission that includes Animation Director Piotr Karwas and fellow VFX supervisor/lead Flame Artist Joey Brattesani.

Welcome Patrick!

About The Mission

The Mission is a visual effects studio specializing in commercials, film and digital content.  It is located in the middle of the pop-culture hub on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice, CA.

In 2013, The Mission received the Best Visual Effects AICP Award for Nike's “Vapor Trail,” a collaboration with the creatives at Wieden + Kennedy, and director Mark Zibert from Imperial Woodpecker. The following year, The Mission was honored to create the 2014 AICP Sponsor Reel, which was executed entirely in CG. Since its inception in 2011, The Mission has worked with top advertising agencies (including by not limited to 72andSunny, Wieden + Kennedy, Arnold NYC, Deutsch, JWT, Moroch, Droga5, Chiat Day, McGarry Bowen, Team One, Goodby Silverstein & Partners, DDB, and Saatchi & Saatchi) and production companies (Anonymous Content, Caviar Content, Reset, Imperial Woodpecker, Tool of North America, Uber Content, and Furlined) to put out work for high-profile clients like Samsung, Nike, Adidas, Puma, Hershey’s Kisses, McDonald’s, Haagen Daaz, American Express, Taco Bell, Verizon, Weight Watchers, AICP, and Toyota.

With the talents of some of the most creative and experienced artists in the industry, working with the latest tools in Flame, Maya, Nuke, and the Adobe Creative Suite, and a top-notch production staff, The Mission is a lean and dynamic powerhouse of a partner to deploy into your creative process.

From concepting, previs, and on-set-supervision, to 2D and 3D visual effects work & design, and on to final mastering, The Mission brings a smart, beautiful and efficient component to every visual dimension of your project.