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Matt Sweeney

In 1984 Matt Sweeney and his collaborator, Lucinda Strub started Matt Sweeney SPFX Inc. to build bullet hit effect capsule guns. By 1987 they had won a Technical Achievement Award from the Academy of Arts & Sciences for the technology.

In 1996 he won a British Academy Award for "Best Achievement in Special Effects" for the movie Apollo 13. In 1996 he was also nominated for a U.S. Academy Award for "Best Effects, Visual Effects for Apollo 13. Matt Sweeney & Lucinda Strub
In 1998 he won his second "Technical Achievement Award" from the Academy of Arts & Sciences for the development and realization of the Liquid Synthetic Air system. Today his company manufactures special effects rigging equipment, stunt flying suits, capsule launchers, pyrotechnic devices and more!

Matt Sweeney's Special Effects Movie Credits include...

  • Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)
  • Batman & Robin (1997)
  • The Cable Guy (1996)
  • Apollo 13 (1995)
  • Maverick (1994)
  • Natural Born Kilers (1994)
  • Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)
  • Arachnophobia (1990)
  • Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
  • Lost Boys, The (1987)
  • The Color Purple (1985)
  • On Golden Pond (1981)
  • Nine to Five (1980)
  • 1941 (1979)
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