Owner & Creative Director
Steve Boyle was bitten by the bug early on and grew up with a love for all things creative. Ever since a young child he was drawn to the strong visuals and story telling of the world of film and special FX.
After leaving school, he studied film more seriously by enrolling in the Queensland college of Art where he later met good friends and filmmakers, Peter and Michael Spierig. This friendship and mutual interest in filmmaking and special effects led him to do the effects in their short films and later their debut feature film Undead.
As Steve’s experience expanded he was offered work at various FX houses within Australia before co creating the multi media company ARC FX which specialised in both digital and practical effects.
In 2004, Steve had the pleasure of meeting Academy award winner Richard Taylor and was promptly offered work based on the work produced for Undead. Steve relocated to New Zealand to start work on Peter Jackson’s King Kong. From there, Steve continued to work at Weta Workshop on various projects such as Black Sheep, 30 Days of Night and Under the Mountain to name a few.
Upon returning to Australia, Steve completed work on Daybreakers, BAIT 3D, Mental, Charlies Farm, What we Do in the Shadows, The Pack and Predestination.
Steve Boyle Studios has allowed Steve to evolve into other areas of production such as writing and directing. In 2015 Steve signed onto direct 2 features in collaboration with Vizpoets. ‘The Oppression’ and ‘Capture’ are both in development and slated to shoot in late 2015.
Steve’s passion for film-making and the visual aspects of story telling has been evident to those he’s worked with. He has worked with directors on various projects as a special effects designer and supervisor to help them bring their story to the screen.
Co-Owner & General Manager
Samantha Lyttle brings her passion for creative problem solving, business strategies and special make-up effects as co-founder and COO of Steve Boyle Studios.
After falling in love with the magic of special effects, she was soon working on various feature film projects as key artist and supervisor and is responsible for the hero special effects make-ups in many of the films she’s worked on.
She met Steve while working on a docudrama for SBS and the two became a firm FX duo and went on to supervise and create FX both at Weta Workshop and back home in Australia for films such as Daybreakers, Under The Mountain, BAIT 3D, and more recently Predestination to name a few.
Samantha’s specialty is fabrication of creature suits and complex character make-ups and brings a high level of detail and realism to her work such as what was seen in the transgender transformation on actor Sarah Snook for Predestination.
Samantha’s focus is now on training the next generation of talent at Steve Boyle Studios and ensuring the highest quality of work that her and Steve have become known for.