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Top 100 Visual Effect Companies in the United Kingdom

February 2023

Looking for a top visual effect studio in the United Kingdom?

If you've ever watched a Jurassic Park movie and wondered at how real the dinosaurs appeared or cringed as a dragon flew and breathed fire in Game of Thrones, then you've experience stellar visual effects (VFX). This computer-generated imagery (CGI) takes a scene in a video and adjusts the image to create an alternate reality. 

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List of the Best United Kingdom Visual Effect Studios

  • 1
    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      4.9
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $1,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • London, United Kingdom

    Blue Carrot is an animation production studio based in Lviv, Ukraine, founded in 2014. Its 6 employees provide video production for small business clients in the advertising & marketing and A&E industries. 

    Clients

    • Takeda
    • United Nations
    • Kampgrounds of America
    • DNB

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Blue Carrot produced a 2D animated video for a video production agency. After a kick-off meeting, they helped the client design the storyboard and animate the video.

    "There was always room for our feedback. Overall, everything went very smoothly and as expected!"

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  • 2
    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Plymouth, United Kingdom

    Stormy Studio is an animation studio based in Plymouth, United Kingdom. This company was founded in 2013 and has three employees. Services offered by Stormy Studio include video production, broadcast video, and social media marketing for businesses of all sizes.

    Clients

    • Moodys
    • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
    • Western Power Distribution
    • Thermo Fisher

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    Notable Project

    Stormy Studio made an explainer video. They mixed animated sequences with real footage to explain why women avoid preventive malaria treatment during pregnancy. The video needed to speak to diverse audiences.

    "We developed a one-to-one relationship, as their response time was excellent and they were very supportive."

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  • 3
    • $10,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • London, United Kingdom

    Quite Frankly Productions is a small video production company. Founded in 2007, the team provides video production, broadcast video, and corporate photography. The company is in London, United Kingdom; New York, New York and Bengaluru, India.

    Clients

    • Omega
    • Tabasco
    • Unilever
    • Diageo

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    Notable Project

    Quite Frankly Productions has helped a film production company with their newsgathering production projects for 15 years. They mainly film celebrity videos, focusing on the correct execution of the projects.

    “Quite Frankly Productions’ work is good, and they’re a consistent and responsive business."

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  • 4
    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • London, United Kingdom

    Theory Films is a video production company based in London, United Kingdom. Founded in 2009, this company has two employees. Services offered by Theory Films include video production and broadcast video.

    Clients

    • Heineken
    • Jeep
    • Google
    • Maisto Toys

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Theory Films produced an animated explainer film to promote an online jewelry company. The client provided the storyboard, and Theory Films expanded on the idea.

    "They gave us some really good ideas that we wouldn’t have come up with ourselves. Their creativity is second to none!"

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  • 5
    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Warrington, United Kingdom

    IAM Productions is a small video production company. Founded in 2019, the firm is located in Warrington, United Kingdom. Their services include video production.

    Clients

    • ScoreApp
    • Payaca
    • NHS
    • Stage Smarts

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    Notable Project

    IAM Productions produced an animated explainer video for a SaaS firm. The team was also responsible for creating the storyboard, scriptwriting, implementing revisions, and conceptualizing images.

    "The quality of the video means we will benefit from this for several years."

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  • 6
    • $1,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Canterbury, United Kingdom

    Cartoon Media is a digital production company that has been offering video production, advertising, and broadcast production to their enterprise, mid-market, and small business clients in the marketing and advertising, education and financial services industries since 2012. Their 10 employees are based out of Canterbury, UK.

     

    Clients

    • Siemens
    • Allianz
    • Hilton
    • Harvard Medical School

    Notable Project

    Cartoon Media provides video production services for a global sustainable packaging producer for the medical sector. This project entails animation, music scoring, storyboard creation, and revisions.  

    "Our contact was helpful in offering insight into what would be suitable for our client and target audience."

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  • 7
    • Scheduling

      4.8
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.7
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • London, United Kingdom

    TopLine Film is London-based video company of 33 employees. Founded in 2008, they deliver diverse types of videos including corporate, branding, training, and explainer. The company has an animation focus in 2D animation, motion graphics, 3D animation, and green screen animation segments.

    Clients

    • Admiral Insurance
    • American Express
    • AutoTrader
    • Trustpilot

    Industries

    Notable Project

    TopLine Film provides ongoing video production services for a fintech company. Using rough scripts and mockups, the team led the process end to end, from refining the script to filming to edits.

    "The team is reliable, always on schedule, fairly priced and most importantly always delivering to the brief."

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  • 8
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $10,000+
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • London, United Kingdom

    RD Content, a video production agency, is headquartered in London, United Kingdom; Downtown Core, Singapore and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. They provide video production, digital strategy, and marketing strategy and were launched in 2009.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    To improve fan interest and bolster their partnership with an airline, a football club engaged with RD Content to produce a campaign video.

    "We were impressed with their creative vision and ability to pull off unthinkably difficult shoots."

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  • 9
    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      5.0
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $1,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • London, United Kingdom

    Pixated is a marketing agency in London, England. Founded in 2018, they have about 2 employees that serve small-business and midmarket clients in the gaming, e-commerce, and advertising industries. Services include social media marketing, mobile app marketing, and PPC.

    Clients

    • Tesco
    • Wicked Gummy Co
    • Millionaire Beauty
    • Vitamasques

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Pixated handles digital marketing services for a cosmetics company. In efforts to increase the brand's online presence, their team provides advertising and SEO efforts as well as makes website tweaks as needed.

    “They deliver on their promises.”

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  • 10
    • $1,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Ash, United Kingdom

    Video production company Avo Pictures is in Sofia, Bulgaria; Amsterdam, Netherlands and Berlin, Germany. They offer video production and were founded in 2016.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    A digital marketing agency partnered with Avo Pictures to develop videos for a sushi instruction project. The team helps write scripts, films, edits, and guides post-production activities. 

    "I like that they are paying to all the small details."

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  • 11
    • Scheduling

      4.8
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      4.6
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Luton, United Kingdom

    mhf creative is a video production company founded in 2013. Based in Luton, England, their team of fewer than 10 offer solutions in video production and corporate photography for small and medium-sized businesses in the fields of advertising, financial services, and business services.

    Clients

    • Egencia
    • Expedia
    • Hyve Group
    • Nubreed Events

    Industries

    Notable Project

    mhf creative provides ongoing video production services for multiple projects relating to tradeshows and fashion. They helped with both concept and execution. 

    "They’re good at communication and hitting deadlines."

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  • 12
    • $1,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • London, United Kingdom

    Complex Creative (Formerly London Creative Designs) is a digital agency that was founded in 2013. Headquartered in London, their small team of 8 specializes in web development, branding, graphic design, and more. 

    Clients

    • Pirelli
    • Ministry of Defence
    • UNICEF
    • Britain's Next Top Model

    Industries

    Notable Project

    London Creative Designs created a press kit for a new TV show. Designed in line with brand guidelines, it showcases promotional photography and the show’s 'key art.’ Multiple translated versions were also created for global markets.

    “I’ve been consistently impressed with London Creative Design’s creative approach to all our briefs.”

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  • 13
    • $1,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • London, United Kingdom

    Tailwind Group is a media group in London. Founded in 2008, they have about 12 employees that provide video production, graphic design, broadcast video services for enterprise and mid-market clients.  

    Clients

    • Tesco
    • British Gas / Centrica
    • Philips UK & Ireland
    • Kelloggs

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Tailwind Group creates advanced employee training videos. They film expert-level skill seminars and edit the footage into digestible online content. They continually attend presentations to produce material.

    “They’re a genuinely nice group of people, and it’s a joy to work with them.”

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  • 14
    • Scheduling

      4.6
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.9
    • NPS

      4.9
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    • $50,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Birmingham, United Kingdom

    Founded in 2008, COAL is headquartered in London with another office in Birmingham, UK. Their team of 20 offers web development, social media marketing, email marketing, lead generation, and SEO strategy.

    Clients

    • Porsche
    • Subaru
    • World Wildlife Foundation
    • Nielsen

    Industries

    Notable Project

    COAL provides consulting services in several business areas including PR and finance. They've also assisted with SEO and PPC, as well as social media marketing on Instagram and Facebook. 

    "I value them because they produce high-quality work in a timely manner."

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  • 15
    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Newton Abbot, United Kingdom

    Prospekt Agency is a digital marketing agency founded in 2012 in Newton Abbot, U.K. With secondary locations in Bristol, U.K. and Los Angeles, their team of nearly 10 members provides video production, advertising, and graphic design solutions to enterprise and mid-sized clients in consumer products and automotive industries, among others.

    Clients

    • Schwarzkopf Professional
    • Tangle Teezer
    • Chambord
    • Fords Gin

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Prospekt Agency spearheaded content creation efforts for a gourmet olive oil company, tasked with effectively branding the company through visuals on social media. They suggested best ways to use the content.

    "Prospekt is good at not only understanding what we need but also finding a way to get there."

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  • 16
    • Scheduling

      4.7
    • Quality

      4.8
    • Cost

      4.9
    • NPS

      4.9
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    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Birmingham, United Kingdom

    Vivid Colour Studios is a video production company based in Birmingham, England that's run by a team of two experts. Founded in 2015, they provide video production services to both small and mid-market firms from various industries, such as advertising & marketing, business services, and consumer products & services.

    Clients

    • Ewemove
    • YuMOVE
    • Limegreen Communications
    • Brewhouse & Kitchen

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Cineworkz (formerly Vivid Colour Studios) produced a series of videos for a graphic design agency. The team is responsible for both pre- and post-production of the short promotional videos.

    "Everything ran smoothly and what could have been stressful was made really enjoyable."

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  • 17
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.9
    • NPS

      4.9
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    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • London, United Kingdom

    JAM is a content production studio based in London. Founded in 2010, their team of approximately 6–7 teammates provides video production for clients of all sizes. Their specialties include branded videos, commercials, and documentaries. They also have a robust proficiency in animation.

    Clients

    • Links of London
    • Nike
    • Beats by Dre

    Industries

    Notable Project

    JAM provided video production services for an international jewelry brand. Their team handled all pre- to post-production stages as well as filmed lifestyle content of the partner's photoshoots.

    “They always went over and above what was asked.”

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  • 18
    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Leeds, United Kingdom

    Tungsten Media is a media agency based in Leeds, England, and founded in 2019. With no more than 10 professionals, they offer video production, corporate photography, and web design solutions to small and medium-sized companies.

    Clients

    • Pilgrims Choice
    • Kerrygold
    • Amazon UK
    • Morrisons

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Tungsten Media produced multiple videos featuring the food and beverage company's product launching. Each production was used on different social platforms with the aim of increasing the client's online sales.

    "We've never had branding work quite like it before!"

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  • 19
    • $1,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • London , United Kingdom

    London Video Stories is a video production studio based in London with a team of fewer than 10 professionals. Founded in 2012, the studio lends their expertise in video production and broadcast video services for midmarket firms in various industries, such as advertising, business services, and education.

    Clients

    • Centaur Media
    • Econsultancy
    • Barclays
    • The European Commission

    Industries

    Notable Project

    London Video Stories has been an ongoing partner in this video production engagement. They’ve created videos for e-learning courses using both animation and green-screens. 

    "Not only are they always available, but they also provide a very personalized service."

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  • 20
    • $5,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • London, United Kingdom

    Kartoffel Films is a video and animation agency run by a team of less than 50 founded in 2012. Based in London, the company provides video production services for clients that work in the fields of education, health care, and non-profit, creating videos such as interviews, training videos, commercials, and more.

    Clients

    • Kings College London
    • Macmillan Cancer Support
    • GSK
    • Bayer

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Kartoffel Films produced a short film introducing incoming freshman to campus life at their university. They handled storyboarding, set a project timeline, supplied a film crew, and performed all editing.

    “For a relatively small agency with a relatively small budget, they’re able to produce very high-quality films.”

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  • 21
    • Scheduling

      4.8
    • Quality

      4.8
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      4.8
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    • $10,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • London, United Kingdom

    Noise Media, a social media marketing company, was established in 2018. The small London, United Kingdom-based team offers social media marketing, pay per click, content marketing, and video production.

    Clients

    • TaskRabbit
    • Just Eat
    • Koru Kids
    • Public Health England

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Noise Media has provided social media marketing services for a task service platform. The team is tasked with creating ad campaigns and content. 

    "I have been impressed by the level of energy and excitement they have given to our company."

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  • 22
    • $1,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • London, United Kingdom

    2020 Media International is an integrated project production and consultancy agency based in Leicester, U.K., with offices in London and Venice, Calif. The agency, founded in 1991, has a team of more than ten that provides video production services to midmarket and small companies in various industries, including advertising & marketing, arts & entertainment, and consumer products & services.

    Clients

    • Callaway
    • CGI
    • DHL
    • Lenovo

    Industries

    Notable Project

    2020 Media International created a video that depicted a design firm's recent high-profile museum client. The film captured the essence of the visitor experience as well as the firm's creative process.

    "Their flexibility and the quality of the final product were impressive."

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  • 23
    • $1,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • London , United Kingdom

    Founded in 2015, Collby Graphics is a video production agency. Their team of around 10 employees is based in Izhevsk, Russia. The team focuses on video production, product design, and graphic design.

    Clients

    • Stanford University
    • Churchill Cost Consultants
    • Immerss
    • Just AI

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Collby Graphics filmed, edited, and produced an explainer video involving high-quality animation and live footage. The video was designed to appeal to luxury brands. 

    "The video asset Collby produced for us has become our primary selling tool to both customers and investors."

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  • 24
    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Beeston, United Kingdom

    Tale Production is a Beeston, United Kingdom-based video production company. The small team focuses on video production, marketing strategy, pay per click, market research, and more. The company was founded in 2015.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Tale Production was hired to produce a video for a higher education institute. They conducted interviewers with the founders and integrated vital software to ensure the quality of the output.

    "The video they created was everything we wanted and more."

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  • 25
    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • London, United Kingdom

    Geronimo Boy Film is a London-based studio founded in 2017 with fewer than 10 members. They specialize in video production solutions for small businesses in the fields of advertising, arts, and health care.

    Clients

    • Toyota
    • Shiseido
    • Johnson's
    • Cath Kidson

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Geronimo Boy Film supports film production for third-party music and commercial clients. This has involved talent networking and crew building in projects ranging from a music video to an orchestra commercial.

    "I'm impressed by their original and bold approach to creative work and their cost-saving ability."

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  • 26
    • Scheduling

      4.8
    • Quality

      4.8
    • Cost

      4.6
    • NPS

      4.8
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    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • London, United Kingdom

     Toast is a TV advertising and visual production agency based in London. Founded in 2002, the team of 11 specializes in advertising, video production, and media planning & buying.

    Clients

    • Morgan Stanley
    • Sanofi
    • Wayfair Furniture
    • Busuu Language Learning App

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Toast created brand videos for conference presentations. They collaborated on narrative and completed multiple rounds of edits to turn raw footage into the final product.

    "…I will always recommend them as my go-to company."

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  • 27
    • Scheduling

      4.7
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.7
    • NPS

      4.9
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    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • London, United Kingdom

    Branding company Make Us Care was established in 2020. Their small team is located in London, United Kingdom; Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom and Glasgow, United Kingdom and provides branding, advertising, social media marketing, and video production.

    Clients

    • Seraphim
    • Paint My Home
    • Buyagift
    • Red Letter Days

    Industries

    Notable Project

    An online streaming club hired Make Us Care to provide landing page optimization services. Their work included ad targeting setup, paid ad strategies, and advice to improve the client's conversion rates.

     

    ''They were very approachable, listened to what we needed.''

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  • 28
    • $1,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • London, United Kingdom

    Stoke & Dagger is a video production company launched in 2011. Their small team is based in London, United Kingdom. Their services include video production, advertising, and content marketing.

    Clients

    • Betfair
    • Sky

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Stoke & Dagger helped out a graphic design company with a campaign for a train franchise. They produced an animation video on a tight deadline, working with the static layout that was already started.

    "What I found most impressive about them was that they could take a tough brief and make it happen."

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  • 29
    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Manchester, United Kingdom

    Groundbreak Productions is a video production company. They are headquartered in Manchester, United Kingdom and have a small team that provides video production, broadcast video, and advertising. The company was founded in 2012.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    A building and maintenance services provider wanted to produce a video to show on their homepage and as part of their marketing collateral. They hired Groundbreak Productions to provide the necessary expertise.

    "The final video was the most impressive thing."

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  • 30
    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Chester, United Kingdom

    Video production company Tricks Studio was established in 2018. Their small team is in Chester, United Kingdom. Tricks Studio offers video production, advertising, and graphic design.

    Clients

    • AstraZeneca
    • Searchability
    • solidcore

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Tricks Studio produced an explainer video animation for a recruitment solution company. They managed voice-overs, scripts, mood boards, and storyboards, highlighting the company’s new product functionalities. 

    "We were struggling to communicate the key messages, and Tricks Studio helped us with this journey enormously."

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