"We pride ourselves on being able to offer competitive and flexible quotes for all types of productions"


Real SFX offer competitive and cost effective special effects for all types of productions. Operating under strict codes of practice and safety, we are totally committed to delivering a personal, professional service from our uniquely qualified technicians. Our experience ensures that your effects are delivered safely, on budget and as realistic as possible. Using state-of-the-art techniques and equipment, we specialise in atmospheric, fire, snow/winter effects, explosives, mechanical rigs, model making and soft props.

We are 2016 Creative Arts Emmy Award winners, double BAFTA Craft 2015/2014 and triple BAFTA Cymru Award 2016/2015/2014 winners for their work on Doctor Who, Sherlock and A Poet in New York and have also had nominations for the Royal Television Society Awards and Primetime Emmy Awards. We've also won an Apprenticeship Award for Small Employer of the Year for their bespoke apprenticeship scheme, and most recenfor the second year running, a Cardiff Life Award being recognised as the most creative company in Cardiff.

Our portfolio includes Peaky Blinders, Doctor Who, Good Omens, His Dark Materials, Dracula, Free Fire, Sherlock, Hana, The Capture, Class, Victoria, Lady Chattlerley's Lover, Coronation Street, Da Vinci’s Demons, Houdini & Doyle, Line of Duty, Mr Nice, Killer Elite and Happy Valley to name but a few. 2019 has been another successful year for us, having provided special effects on the latest series of Peaky Blinders, the fourth series of the incredible Sherlock, the gripping new BBC series Dracula. 






Ready to start a project or really curious about our effects? Let’s talk about your idea. We like to come prepared for our first conversation, so for starters, please fill out our enquiry form in as much detail as possible.



REAL SFX (Cardiff)
Rear of ATS
Ipswich Road
(t) 029 2034 2690
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Pinewood Studios Wales
Room W001
Wentloog Avenue
Cardiff CF3 2GH
(t) 02921 304100
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REAL SFX (Manchester)
(t) 0161 359 3775