Milk Spills Forth VFX for Major TV Series

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LONDON  –  Independent London VFX house Milk is creating the visual effects for Fox’s TV action-thriller “24: Live Another Day , part of its expanding roster of TV and feature projects, as it celebrates its debut year in business.

Milk is working with Fox as the lead VFX studio on “24: Live Another Day” – currently airing on Sky 1 in the UK and around the world – to create a mix of CG and effects work for the heart-stopping series. In addition to the typical action-packed “24” repertoire of explosions, Milk has so far created the CG drones that chase Jack Bauer through London; blood enhancement; effects work including CG water, fire and smoke; explosions and a range of effects to be revealed in upcoming episodes.

Set and shot in London, the 12 episode one-hour event series “24: Live another Day” follows the dramatic exploits of heroic agent Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland). It isthe first US drama to shoot in the UK following the implementation of the high-end TV tax incentive in April 2013.

Will Cohen, CEO and founder of Milk VFX, said, “We were extremely excited to be asked to be part of a UK “24.” Working on a high-profile television show that is chasing transmission is always a challenge but Milk is well set up in terms of technical pipeline and experienced key crew to be able to turn around VFX shots very quickly, at a high standard.”

Milk is currently in production on the forthcoming eighth series ofDoctor Who” featuring Peter Capaldi for the BBC and the new TV drama “Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell“ a seven part mini-series due to be broadcast on BBC One in the UK in 2015.

On the feature film side, Milk is completing work on Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ “Hercules” for director Brett Ratner. Milk is also creating a mix of CG and effects work for Alex Garland and DNA Films forthcoming sci-fi thriller “Ex-Machina”which was shot in Norway and in the UK and is currently in post production. 

Milk recently won a British Academy Television Craft Awardfor its visual effects work on the BBC’s “Doctor Who” 50 th anniversary special , “The Day of the Doctor .

During its debut year Milk has completed work on the BBC’s two most recent landmark “Doctor Who” TV specials: the 50th anniversary special “The Day of the Doctor” and the Christmas special “The Time of the Doctor;” the third series of Hartswood Films’ “Sherlock;” Sky’s TV special – “David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive 3D” (Sky/Atlantic);  and feature film “47 Ronin.”



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