"All projects are overseen by Danny Hargreaves whose fresh and exciting approach has earned him respect as one of the most enthusiastic, dynamic supervisors in the industry."

Danny's experience spans over 18 years and his reputation for consistently providing cutting edge special effects along with integrity and attention to detail has built him an impressive client portfolio. Danny began his career as a trainee working on London's Burning where he learnt his trade and grew through the ranks to become one of British television's most renowned supervisors. He continued working his way up the ladder and gaining lots of experience until he became a BECTU graded TV supervisor and formed Real SFX in 2008.


Real SFX Pyrotechnics
Real SFX Model Making
Real SFX Atmospherics
Real SFX Gimbal


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


Soft props and replica builds are a major part of the special effects industry.


From foggy mist to heavy rain, Real Sfx can re-create any atmospheric effect on cue to suit the nature of any scene.


Whether you want to rock a boat or fly a plane Our 4 axis gimbal can give that precise movement.



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
(e) info@realsfx.com
Pinewood Studios Wales
Room W001
Wentloog Avenue
Cardiff CF3 2GH
(t) 02921 304100
(e) info@realsfx.com
REAL SFX (Manchester)
(t) 0161 359 3775