Real SFX

Cardiff, United Kingdom


Using state-of-the-art techniques and equipment, Real SFX specialise in atmospherics, fire, explosives, mechanical rigs, model making and soft props for all types of film and TV productions.

From a small robotic spark to a full-on house explosion, every project is fully risk assessed and planned to suit our clients individual specification. Our technicians are experienced and trained in using explosive and flammable materials, while our supervisors are fully graded in the pyrotechnics field.

As 2016 Creative Arts Emmy Award winners, double BAFTA Craft and triple BAFTA Cymru award winners (2014-16), we can ensure that your effects are delivered safely, on budget and as realistic as possible. Using our extensive range of equipment built specifically for the productions needs, we are able to accommodate any request adding the texture to your on-screen experience.

Category Listings

  • Special FX Supervisors


  • 2018 - Tolkien (feature)
  • 2018 - Good Omens (tv drama)
  • 2017 - The State (tv drama)
  • 2016 - Line Of Duty (tv drama)
  • 2016 - Peaky Blinders (tv drama)
  • 2016 - Doctor Who (tv drama)
  • 2016 - Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (tv drama)
  • 2015 - Outlander (tv drama)
  • 2015 - Cucumber (tv drama)
  • 2014 - Happy Valley (tv drama)
  • 2014 - A Poet In New York (tv film)
  • 2014 - Jimmy's Hall (feature)
  • 2014 - The Mimic (tv comedy drama)
  • 2014 - Da Vinci's Demons (tv drama)

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