Flat Earth Productions

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Flat Earth Productions is a special effects company created in 1995 to provide the effects for the television series Xena: Warrior Princess and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys.


Flat Earth Productions went on to provide the effects for Blade, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation and Dungeons and Dragons. The services that Flat Earth Productions include:

  • 3D Animation
  • Stop Motion Animation
  • Compositing
  • Stereoscopic (3D) Post-production
  • On-set Supervision
  • VFX Photography
  • Complete VFX Consultation[1]

Kevin O'Neil[edit]

Kevin O'Neil is a co-founder of the Flat Earth Productions company.


Kevin O'Neil has experience in the following areas:

  • visual effects
  • supervision
  • production
  • established/maintained facilitates
  • feature films
  • television
  • commercials
  • large format projects
  • special venue projects[2]


Kevin O'Neil's works include the following:

  • Piranha 3D
  • Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
  • Zathura
  • Pulse
  • Blade
  • Cliffhanger
  • Bram Stoker’s Dracula[2]

Doug Beswick[edit]

Doug Beswick is the other co-founder of the Flat Earth Productions company.


Doug Beswick has had over 40 years of visual effects. He has been able to produce and supervise stop-motion and mechanical effects for Doug Beswick Productions from the time of November 1984 into the 1990s.[2]


Doug Beswick's work can be seen in the following hits:

  • Star Wars
  • Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
  • Xena: Warrior Princess
  • Ghostbusters
  • Terminator
  • Aliens
  • Evil Dead II
  • Total Recall
  • Nightmare on Elm Street III and V
  • Beetlejuice
  • Darkman
  • The Addams Family
  • Waterworld
  • Gumby
  • Davey and Goliath[2]
  • Three Amigos


  1. ^ "Our Services". Flat Earth Productions. Retrieved 16 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d "About Us". Flat Earth Production. Retrieved 16 January 2013. 

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