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An innovative, progressive BAFTA award winning company providing a full range of high quality special effects for the TV & Film industry.

We pride ourselves on being able to offer competitive and flexible quotes for all types of productions. We operate under strict codes of practice where safety is paramount and are totally committed to delivering a personal, professional service with the maximum input from our team of qualified technicians. We can design and build effects to your specific requirements to create the perfect result. Our experience in the industry will ensure that it is delivered safely, on budget and as realistic as possible using all of the latest techniques and equipment available. We are experienced experts in atmospheric, fire effects, explosives, mechanical rigs, model making and soft props.

Real SFX was established in 2008 by Danny Hargreaves. Danny has a fresh and exciting approach which has earned him respect as one of the most enthusiastic, dynamic supervisors in the industry. His experience spans over 19 years and his reputation for consistently providing cutting edge special effects along with his integrity and attention to detail has built him an impressive client portfolio.

Our television and film highlights include Doctor Who, Sherlock, Coronation Street, Casualty, Da Vinci’s Demons, Outlander, Galavant, A Poet in New York, Wizards Vs Aliens, Being Human, Silent Witness, Line Of Duty, Moonfleet, Mr Nice and Killer Elite.

We completed work on the 50th Anniversary Special of Doctor Who for which we won a BAFTA Craft Award and a BAFTA Cymru in 2014. We were also nominated for a Royal Television award for our work on the Coronation Street Tram Crash and a Primetime Emmy Award for the BBC series Sherlock. More recently, Real SFX has won both an Apprenticeship Award and a Cardiff Life Award.

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Production Type Year Role
Lady Chatterley's Lover TV 2014 Special Effects Supervisor
Generation Z Film 2014 Special Effects Supervisor
Under Milk Wood Film 2014 Special Effects Supervisor
Cucumber TV 2014 Special Effects Supervisor
Galavant TV 2014 Special Effects Supervisor
Happy Vally TV 2014 Special Effects Supervisor


Name Role Contact
Danny Hargreaves SFX Supervisor Send a message
Carmela Carrubba Director