Vine FX helps to create the world of Patrick Melrose from their new home in Cambridge


Bafta-nominated visual effects company Vine FX has more reason than most to celebrate Patrick Melrose, the Sky Atlantic mini-series. Based on the novels by Edward St Aubyn, Benedict Cumberbatch takes the leading role in this skillfully adapted show, which has triumphed with 5-star reviews. Some of the shows most iconic scenes including the creation of New York famous skyline and a CG gecko feature amongst the work of Vine FX.


Vine FX features in The Evening Times

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Vine FX, who is based in Cambridge, created New York’s famous skyline in scenes featuring iconic Glasgow locations to add to the authenticity of the new series, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch.

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Vine FX continues its journey in Cambridge


“If we did our job well, no one knows anything about us,” explains Vine FX’s founder and visual effects supervisor Michael Illingworth, who’s offering a peek behind the veil, not just to the work he’s done on films but also on TV adaptations including Atlantis, Troy and – starting on May 12 – the Sky Atlantic mini-series Patrick Melrose, starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

Read more in Cambridge Independent

Experienced Compositor needed


We are looking for an experienced compositor to join our Cambridge team. Please send your applications to A minimum of 5 years experience is needed and you will be required to work in Cambridge.

Crazyhead – VFX Before & Afters reel

Crazyhead is a brand new comedy horror series created and written by Howard Overman airing on E4 and Netflix. Vine FX delivered over 750 VFX over six episodes including demons & CG Environments.

Check out some of our great work…

Vine FX Nominated for a BAFTA



We are delighted to announce that our work has been nominated for a British Academy Television Craft Awards in the Special, Visual & Graphic Effects category.


Before and after VFX breakdown reel

Atlantis Series 2 – Episodes 1 & 2 VFX from Vine FX on Vimeo.

Cyclops VFX breakdown

Atlantis Series 2 – The Cyclops from Vine FX on Vimeo.

Cyclops Close-up

The Grey Sisters


Atlantis series 2, Ep6/13: Vine FX delivered 111 vfx shots for this episode including CG Stymphalian birds and movement to the Grey Sisters eye.


Merry Christmas

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Best wishes, Vine FX xx

Christmas Party 2014

This years Christmas party was held at The Carpenters Arms, Fitzrovia. The food was superb and there were plenty of Drinks.

The Day of the Dead


Atlantis series 2, Ep5/13: Vine FX delivered 106 vfx shots for this episode including a CG Necropolis, arrows, black “dead eyes” and magical healing effect.


Marriage of True Minds


Atlantis series 2, Ep4/13: Vine FX delivered 172 vfx shots for this episode including a CG Necropolis, palace courtyard, arrows and 3D flying sword.


RTS Craft & Design Awards 2014


The RTS Craft Awards 2014, spread over 25 categories, recognise the huge variety of skills and processes involved in programme production, from editing to lighting, and costume design to digital effects.

Vine FX’s work from Atlantis series 1 episode 1, was nominated for the Digital Effects award.



Atlantis series 2, Ep3/13: Vine FX delivered 94 vfx shots for this episode including a cg amphitheatre and crowd.


A New Dawn: Part Two


Atlantis series 2, Episode 2/13: Vine FX delivered 190 VFX shots for this episode featuring entirely CG battle scenes and a CG modelled and animated Cyclops.


A New Dawn: Part One


Atlantis series 2, Ep1/13: Vine FX delivered 158 VFX shots for this episode, featuring an entirely CG battle scene, a flying dragon-like Harpie, and a Cyclops. The first of a two-part episode sees Ariadne as queen at war with her old adversary, Pasiphae.


Vine FX’s work behind the scenes on Atlantis series 2

Breaking down the shot: digital matte painting for the background, moving water below, matchmoving the bridge, building a 3D rope bridge, and a dynamic simulation on the slats as they hit the opposite cliff and tumble down.

Atlantis series 2 Trailer

As Atlantis stands on the brink of collapse, the struggle for power is bloody and brutal. There is only one person Ariadne can turn to for help; Jason.

Vine FX is Finalist for Achievement in VFX for TVB Awards 2014


Vine FX was nominated for VFX award for the inaugural 2014 TVBAwards, which celebrates the excellence in Capture, Workflow and Delivery of live or recorded broadcast TV content.

Vine FX awarded all the VFX work on the second series of Atlantis


Vine FX has won the contract to provide exclusive VFX for the second series of BBC drama Atlantis.

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