Stan Lee’s Lucky Man


James Nesbitt stars as down on his luck cop DI Harry Clayton whose chance encounter with a mysterious woman and an ancient bracelet changes everything. Based on an original idea by Stan Lee.

What The Flying Colour Company was asked to do

Provide all of the visual effects for the 10 x 60-minute Sky One drama.

How we did it

Using Autodesk Flame and Smoke, TFCC completed a variety of shots including a body landing on a black cab, shots in a morgue, various computer and security camera screen shots as well as a speedboat chase and crash shot and a number of clean-ups. The producers wanted the show to have a distinctive “punchy contrasty” look. This was an important consideration throughout the work. In total more than 270 shots were completed. TFCC also provided on-set VFX supervision during the shoot through creative director Dominic Thomson.

TFCC managing director Simon Wilkinson says: “From early pre-production meetings, production had a pretty clear vision for how the drama should look and feel, with this and the fact that a lot of Lucky Man was filmed in and around Soho/central London helped make it an incredible show to work on and be proud of. It has been a really exciting production to work on. The producers, directors and editorial teams were brilliant and encouraged us to push creativity throughout.”