It all started when we were approached by a production company who knew what they wanted to create with no idea how to achieve this.
We can turn your ideas into reality. Whether it be creating an environment, artificial blood, special effect fluids or smokes, simply describe the effect you are looking for and we will work with you to try and create it.
We are experts in creating and developing our own bespoke formulations for a number of different projects within the special effects industry.
Our major break into the film industry came when we were asked by Joss Williams and Mike Dawson to create the chocolate river in the 2005 Tim Burton re-make of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. This relationship has continued to develop over the years and we have worked together on Sleepy Hollow, Sweeney Todd, and other blockbuster movies.
Our products are versatile and highly adaptable. They have been used in a variety of circumstances and different projects. We have developed and adapted our fluids to be used in stage productions, high street stores, television adaptations and in nightclubs and event spaces. To view our work, view our Portfolio page.
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Real SFX has collaborated with Vickers on several productions over the past few years, one of which was Selfridges AW14 creative window display; “The World of Rick Owens”. Vickers were able to meet the brief fully for a precise request for black ‘vomit’ in a short period of time. Producing samples and working collectively, Vickers […]Read more...
Steve has always been my first point of contact, and has never been anything other than informative when I have asked for the nearly impossible. May I take a moment to talk about the input that Vickers Laboratories have had in my career as a Special Effects Supervisor within the movie industry. Starting many years […]Read more...
We have been dealing with Vickers Laboratories when occasion arises for many years. As a Special Effects company within the film and television industry, we’ll often approach them for custom mixes – most recently a quantity non-staining hypo-allergenic blood mix, although this particular batch had to be black! (There are a lot of trolls and […]Read more...