Pyro SFX.

Pyrotechnic Special Effects.

Welcome to pyrotechnic special effects, a microsite covering pyrotechnics, explosions, strafing sequences, body and blood hits, bullet and squib hits, fire and flame effects for film and tv. Mention special effects and everyone thinks of explosions, but this is a fraction of what is expected from a special effects department. Explosions often appear as one large bang! but running large pyrotechnic effects as smaller, controlled explosions milliseconds apart minimises shock waves and ground vibration. This prevents structural damage to surroundings, improves safety and allows for creativity within the explosions themselves.

We've invested £20k in computer controlled firing systems to get millisecond timing, and digital encoded remote firing boxes for pyrotechnic special effects that can't be wired. We can use this with high explosives, tiny squibs, or on air systems when safety concerns rule out pyrotechnics. We have self-contained personal hit boxes too, using compressed gas or air mortar systems. We've created 'silent' visual explosive effects for a chinese cracker sequence in Wild Target filmed outside the National Portrait Gallery, where loud noises where prohibited, let alone explosive bangs!

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  • 2000
    Sexy Beast
    Jonathan Glazer
  • 2004
    Seed of Chucky
    Don Mancini
  • 2005
    The Hitchhiker's guide to the Galaxy
    Garth Jennings
  • 2006
    Scott Z Burns
  • 2006
    BBC Krakatoa
    Sam Miller
  • 2007
    The Hills have Eyes
    Martin Weisz
  • 2007
    The Man from London
    Béla Tarr
  • 2007
    Arn - The Knight Templar
    Peter Flinth
  • 2008
    Alex Aja
  • 2009/10
    The Way Back
    Peter Weir
  • 2012
    Ralph Fiennes
  • 2012
    The Invisible Woman
    Ralph Fiennes
  • 2013
    The Imitation Game
    Morten Tyldum
  • 2014
    The November Man
    Roger Donaldson
  • 2015
    A Bigger Splash
    Luca Guadagnino
  • 2016
    Young Men
    Michael Nunn
  • 2017
    Michael Noer
  • 2019
    The Eight Hundred
    Hu Guan