Milk VFX to work on Sherlock and Beowulf from new Cardiff studio
Boutique visual effects company Milk is set to open a new studio in Cardiff and will start work on the upcoming Christmas special of Sherlock and ITV’s Dark Ages fantasy Beowulf. The company will also work on the new series of Doctor Who, which is based in Cardiff.
“A Cardiff hub for Milk is perfect to support our growing roster of work, build on our long-term relationship with BBC Wales and allow new clients to collaborate with Milk,” said Will Cohen, CEO of Milk.
“The timing is right with connectivity now provided by Sohonet, the opening of Pinewood and the new opportunities presented by the Welsh Government. We’re excited to be able to join in with the emerging infrastructure for creative business in Wales.”
Milk will also be working on the pilot for new US drama The Bastard Executioner, which comes from the creator of long-running biker series Sons of Anarchy, and is filming on location in Wales.
Filming for The Bastard Executioner pilot will take place partly at Pinewood Studio Wales in Cardiff and the new facility is also set to host a remake of supernatural drama The Crow, which will be the studio’s first major feature film.
“Pinewood Studio Wales is off to an encouraging start, garnering considerable interest from tenants and productions in the UK film and television sector,” said Ivan Dunleavy, head of Pinewood Group, when The Crow was announced for Wales: “I’m delighted that our dedicated team in Wales have ensured the Studio is fully operational.”
The BBC filmed its 2015 Sherlock Christmas special in Bristol, while ITV is filming Beowulf on a Dark Ages set in the Durham Dales in the north of England.
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