Rob Harvey – Creative Director of Lola & VFX Supervisor

Oscar winning founder and creative director Rob Harvey has been at the helm of Lola studio’s creative output since its formation in 2000. As a highly experienced VFX Supervisor with over 35 years of experience in the industry he has worked on a number of high profile feature films and episodics.

Rob’s supervising credits include Dinosaurs – The Final Day with David Attenborough (BBC Studios), Universe (BBC Studios), The Watch (BBC Studios), The Planets (BBC), The Midnight Gang (BBC Studios), One Strange Rock (Protozoa Pictures), Little Women (BBC Studios) and Gladiator (Universal Pictures). With further credits in Clash of the Titans (Warner Bros.), Troy (Warner Bros.) and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (Lionsgate).

At the 73rd Academy Awards, in 2001, Rob won the Oscar for Best Effects, Visual Effects for his work on Gladiator (Universal Pictures) alongside John Nelson, Neil Corbould and Tim Burke. In addition to this Rob was a part of the team who won a British Academy Television Craft Award for Best Special, Visual & Graphic Effects in 2019 for Troy: Rise and Fall of a City (BBC). 

He has been nominated for a further 8 BAFTAS including; Universe episode Black Holes: Heart of Darkness (BBC Studios) in 2022 for Special, Visual & Graphic Effects; Ancient Egyptians (Wall to Wall Television) in 2004 for Best Visual Effects; and Gladiator (Universal Pictures) in 2001 for Best Achievement in Special Visual Effects. Furthermore he was a nominee for a Primetime Emmy in Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special in 2005 for Supervolcano (BBC Studios), and RTS nominations for A Midsummer Night’s Dream (BBC) And The Planets (BBC).

Rob has a Bachelor of Arts from Norwich School of Art and Design.