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Top 100 Visual Effect Companies in the United Kingdom

August 2022

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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
    • $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 has provided video production services for numerous projects, ranging from product help videos and marketing shorts to interviews with key internal stakeholders. They've also supported VR videos.

    "The Theory Films team really listens and seems to understand intuitively exactly what we are looking for each time."

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  • 2
    • $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

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Quite Frankly Productions delivered an animated video that introduced topics of discussion for a board of directors meeting. They handled storyboarding, scriptwriting, and all other aspects of production. 

    "They were also excellent at responding to our priorities in a genuine way."

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  • 3
    • $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

    Industries

    Notable Project

    IAM Productions helped a software development company produce a 60-second, animated explainer video. They also worked with the client on making the script.

    "Their communication was super clear, and they were super responsive to any questions we had."

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  • 4
    • $5,000+
    • 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

    Industries

    Notable Project

    A training company engaged with Stormy Studio for their video production services. The key deliverable is an animated video that explains the easy process of online learning among their potential clients.

    "The quality of work produced by Stormy Studio is exceptional, and working with them could not have been easier."

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  • 5
    • $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 recently worked on video production for an electrical company. They created a marketing video with cartoon animations and live video showing a product in use for that client.

    “[Cartoon Media’s] workflow was exceptional on their behalf. Their communication skills set them apart. ” - Employee, Electrical Company

     

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  • 6
    • 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

    A professional services firm partnered with RD Content in order to develop strategies and craft a compelling narrative about the value of their services to a global audience.

    "The culture is great."

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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

    A real estate company data company approached TopLine Film to create an explainer demo that showcased the features and benefits of using an existing app to support the internal team's lead generation efforts.

    "I felt well informed, confident about delivery and in good hands!"

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  • 8
    • Scheduling

      4.8
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      4.7
    • 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

    A construction materials merchant hired mhf creative to film and produce a corporate culture video. After the initial brief and creative call, they shot on four different locations and edited the final product.

    "They were unflappable and cheerful — it was an absolute delight to work with them."

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  • 9
    • $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 once worked with a leadership expert to help produce corporate educational videos. The target audience was deemed hard to engage, but with the help of London Video Stories' efforts, the client of the leadership expert considered the project as "the best video series we have ever seen".

    "They bring a fabulous can-do attitude and creativity to their editing. on time delivery, high quality of work, 100% reliability" - Marketing Leadership Expert

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  • 10
    • Scheduling

      4.6
    • Quality

      4.8
    • 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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  • 11
    • $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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  • 12
    • $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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  • 13
    • $1,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • London, 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

    Avo Pictures was tasked with producing a video for a beauty subscription service. They were hired for their extensive portfolio.

    "They constantly reached out to us to ask for our feedback and did everything we asked for in terms of corrections."

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  • 14
    • $1,000+
    • 2 - 9 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

    Notable Project

    A board game festival hired Complex Creative to develop a site with a booking system for the client's tournaments. The goal was to develop an attractive and engaging site for new customers.

    "Their creative approach and design sensibility were impressive."

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  • 15
    • $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 once worked with a business school to develop animations and videos for their alumni. The school had limited staff for projects of this nature, and thus had to outsource from Kartoffel Films for assistance. The videos made by Kartoffel Films are meant to showcase the winners of the annual alumni awards of the business school.

    "Even within the last 2–3 years, we can really see a difference in the quality of our videos and animations. We’re internally aware that they’ve set that bar for us. Our team has noticed a huge quality difference on our social channels, which have grown substantially. We can’t attribute all of that to their work, but they’re definitely a part of the recipe that’s helping to grow our success. " - Creative Director, University Business School

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  • 16
    • 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 handles digital marketing efforts for an online housing platform that caters to students. They currently conduct SMM efforts, with the goal of improving brand awareness and lead acquisition.

    "We're impressed with their ability to be creative, think outside the norm, and deliver."

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  • 17
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      4.8
    • 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 for a sports training event featuring sponsorship by major companies. Their team spearheaded all aspects of production and were particularly involved with onset shooting. Their work has been enthusiastically received and has led them to secure future engagements with their client.

    "The turnaround and quality of their work have both been excellent. They’re especially reliable when we’re on a tight timeline." — Director, Sports Training Company

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  • 18
    • $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

    An independent cinema and art centre hired 2020 Media International to produce a promotional video that could help raise funds for the expansion of the centre's facilities that include two new cinema screens and an art gallery. 2020 Media International was involved in all the details including creating the script and storyboard, managing six separate shoots, and working with the centre's team to recruit volunteers for scenes featuring customers. They produced the film and soundtrack, which, following a couple of minor reviews, was completed on time and budget.

    "The project exceeded expectations." - Marketing Manager, Independent Cinema and Art Centre

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  • 19
    • Scheduling

      4.7
    • Quality

      4.8
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      4.9
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    • $1,000+
    • 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

    • Visible PR
    • YuMOVE
    • Limegreen Communications
    • Brewhouse & Kitchen

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Cineworkz was hired by a wealth management company to produce a video for a financial workshop. The video explained the importance of a call to action and its possible impact on an employee's bank account.

    "I was happy with the final product."

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  • 20
    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      4.7
    • Cost

      4.9
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • Undisclosed
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • London, United Kingdom

    Favoured is a performance marketing agency founded in 2017 run by a team of fewer than 10. Headquartered in London with an office in the same city, they lend their services in mobile & app marketing, advertising, and digital strategy to small businesses from various industries, including healthcare, e-commerce, and advertising, among others.

    Clients

    • Durex
    • Kodak
    • Elvie
    • The Run To

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Favoured provides digital marketing campaigns for a fitness platform startup. The client had been looking for experts in content generation, market penetration, and user economic growth.

    "It is refreshing working with people with great attitudes, amazing skill sets and that feel like family to us."

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  • 21
    • $5,000+
    • 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

    • Nimble
    • Help Me Angela
    • Koru Kids
    • Airhead

    Industries

    Notable Project

    A childcare company partnered with Make Us Care in order to help in producing a shoot, design assets, and launch their new campaign with the goal of hiring more staff. 

    "Their commitment to getting things over the line in a short space of time was impressive."

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  • 22
    • $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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  • 23
    • Scheduling

      4.8
    • Quality

      4.7
    • 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 facilitated a webinar and provided promotional videos. They collaborated on all aspects of the project, managing attendees, working with internal and external speakers, and scripting video content. 

    "They went above and beyond to help us and to make the project work however they could." 

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  • 24
    • $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

    A design agency needed a partner to edit a three-minute film for an end client. Tricks Studio helped with production and worked on motion graphics overlays for the transitions and the music.

    “Their strongest points were their quality of work, flexibility, and ability to respond positively to client demands.”

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  • 25
    • $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 was hired by a nutrition company for their video production services. They helped produce an explainer video highlighting the benefits of the client's nutrition program.

    "Everything went perfectly in working with Collby Graphics."

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  • 26
    • $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

    • Samsung
    • Amazon UK
    • Morrisons
    • Adidas

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Tungsten Media provided videography and photography services for a plastic packaging supply company. They also helped manage logistics such as invoicing and created 3D models for the client’s website.

    “What’s most impressive to me is their ability to go the extra mile and deliver more than they promise.”

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  • 27
    • $5,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Solihull, United Kingdom

    Jask Creative is a full-service creative marketing agency based in Solihull, U.K. The agency, founded in 2002, has a team of more than 25 that provides, among others, branding, SEO, and web design services to various companies and institutions.  

    Clients

    • Professional Services Clients include Quilter
    • Bibby Financial Services
    • Unity Trust Bank
    • Barker Brettell and The Chartered Insurance Institute. Sports Clients include Umbro

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Jask Creative is developing digital marketing strategies for a ceramic manufacturer. The external team provides services on brochures, web developments, product labels, ads, PPC and SEO, and more. 

    "They give me the confidence to be able to treat them as an extension of the Marketing Department."

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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 provides design services for a sports betting firm. The vendor is in charge of designing content for the client's social media platforms. They also create motion graphic videos when needed.

    "I'm always blown away by the quality of their output and turnaround time."

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  • 29
    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • London, United Kingdom

    Video production agency Right Things Films was founded in 2016. The firm provides video production and broadcast video and has a small team. The firm is headquartered in London, United Kingdom.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    An online travel company was looking to creatively present their business and increase their online visibility, so they hired Right Thing Films for their video production and digital marketing services.

    "They communicated well, responded quickly, and were consistently professional."

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  • 30
    • $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

    An educational Institution hired Tale Production to provide graphic design. They created a logo, an animated video, and infographics, among other deliverables, to help the client communicate an internal project.

    "They understood my purpose since day one."

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