Multi-Award Winning Effects Company

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

Headquartered in the heart of Cardiff, Real SFX stands as a pillar of excellence in the special effects industry, not just locally but across the UK and overseas. With Technicians based in London, Bristol, Manchester, and Scotland, our workforce and capabilities extend nationwide, ensuring that no matter where production takes place, our team of expert technicians is readily available.

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We specialise in a broad selection of effects including atmospheric conditions, fire simulations, winter scenes, explosives, mechanical rigs, model making, prosthetics, and soft props. Our commitment to innovation and excellence has been recognised repeatedly, evidenced by a Creative Arts Emmy Award, multiple BAFTA Craft & BAFTA Cymru awards, and three Royal Television Society Awards.

Our operations are governed by stringent codes of practice and safety, ensuring that every project we undertake is executed with utmost professionalism and adherences to the highest industry standards. Our Founder, Danny, is a graded SFX Supervisor with 30+ years of experience. This has resulted in us garnering long-standing relationships with clients centred on trust and reliability.

Our Portfolio

Our extensive portfolio showcases our diverse capabilities and illustrious track record.

It includes high-profile projects such as “Peaky Blinders”, “Doctor Who”, “Good Omens”, “His Dark Materials”, “You’ and “Fool Me Once,” as well as acclaimed films like “Expendables 4 .” This impressive list highlights not just the breadth of our expertise but also our ability to consistently deliver outstanding results that resonate with audiences and critics globally. 



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The Real SFX Team

Our team is composed of uniquely qualified technicians who bring personal dedication and a wealth of expertise to each project. This allows us to create effects that are not only safe and cost-effective but also exceptionally realistic and visually striking. Learn more about the Real SFX team over on the “Our Team” page.

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Get in Touch with Real SFX

We take great pride in our ability to deliver competitive and adaptable pricing structures that cater to a wide range of production needs. Whether you are at the ideas stage of a new project or in the midst of production, we offer the expertise, resources, and passion necessary to elevate your creative vision. We also fabricate on site too, helping with every need from script to screen.

Get in touch with our team to discuss your special effects requirements.