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Due to popular demand we have now opened Real SFX North, based in Media City Salford, Manchester. We will be covering Ireland, Scotland and the North England areas.

We have a highly experienced team of technicians that will offer a professional service with maximum input and knowledge. 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

We are experienced experts in atmospheric, fire effects, explosives, mechanical rigs, model making and soft props. We will offer competitive quotes for all types of productions.

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.
To add to Danny’s list of successes, two new workshops have been opened in Manchester and Glasgow to quicken the process of delivering his trademark effects to wider audiences across Britain.

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Production Type Year Role
Hollyoaks TV 2013 Special Effects Supervisor
Coronation Street: Rovers Fire TV 2013 Special Effects Supervisor
Moonfleet Film 2013 Special Effects Supervisor
Jimmy Hall's Film 2013 Special Effects Supervisor
Doctor Who 50th TV 2013 Special Effects Supervisor
Coronation Street 50th Anniversary Tram Crash TV 2011 Special Effects Supervisor


Name Role Telephone / Mobile
Danny Hargreaves Special Effects Supervisor T: 029 2034 2690