Neil Gaiman’s Likely Stories


A TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s short stories, directed by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard. The 4×30-min series features a host of British acting talent led by Tom Hughes, Johnny Vegas, George MacKay, Rita Tushingham and Kenneth Cranham. Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker scored the four films.

What The Flying Colour Company was asked to do

Complete and deliver various visual effects shots.

How we did it

The TFCC team, including Andrew Maddison, Jaime Leonard and Simon Wilkinson, produced vfx shots across all four films:

‘Feeders and Eaters’ – embellished gore and added bone to a mauled hand. Composited and animated a breathing live cat with a part devoured model prosthetic cat. Also composited images into old-style tube TV monitors.

‘Looking for the Girl’ – completed transitions in and out of flashbacks and TV monitor inserts.

‘Closing Time’ – provided TV inserts of Neil Gaiman, adding old style transmission artefacts, and composited and enhanced a ghostly face within the woodland playhouse.

‘Foreign Parts’ – compeleted various paint outs and stabilisation work and blended the body transition scene.

TFCC managing director Simon Wilkinson said: “Having read the scripts we were delighted to be working for production. We met with the directors, DoP and production team ahead of the shoot to discuss key scenes for VFX and it was grear to see that the entire team was focussed on creative story telling.”

  • Client: Sid Gentle Films
  • Date: August, 2016
  • Services: Visual effects