Black Mirror

Charlie Brooker’s critically acclaimed anthology series returns

Project Category

TV

Client

Netflix

Director

Anne Sewitsky

Outpost VFX Producer

Josh Sykes

Outpost VFX Supervisor

Andy Morley

Overview


We were proud to have delivered over 100 shots for Black Mirror Season Five. Our work for the episode ’Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too’ was a bit different to the usual more bleak, dystopian themes of the series.

Starring Miley Cyrus, the episode follows the music industry, the life of international popstar Ashley O and her relationship with her fans – but not everything is as it seems.

“When a show like Black Mirror comes along, the opportunity to work on a series that's held in such high regard is always one that gets the whole crew enthused from the get-go!” said Outpost VFX Producer Josh Sykes.

“With an award that included CG characters, 3D car replacements, and complex green screen car interiors, collaborating with Charlie Brooker and the team was a real pleasure and one that resulted in some outstanding visuals the Outpost team can be very proud of.”

”It was great because I knew both [overall] VFX Supervisor Neil Riley and VFX producer Melody Woodford, so there was a lot of trust there in place already,” said Outpost Head of VFX Andy Morley. ”[Executive Producer] Annabel Jones and Charlie were the creative powerhouses too. Charlie was a really lovely guy, just an energy source of creative fun. It was a really good enjoyable process creatively.”

Speaking about his favourite parts of working on the project, Andy says he particularly loved our animation work, ”I particularly enjoyed the animation stage where Miley Cyrus and the CG doll were having a more direct back-and-forth conversation while the car was hurtling through the city! They kind of switched off from the reality of the chase to their own independent moment. Certainly from an animation point of view, I loved getting into the mind of this animated character.”

Black Mirror is available to stream on Netflix now.

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