Artem Case Studies

Hot Fuzz Big Talk Productions

'Artem are brilliant! Everything that Artem has delivered to us has been of the utmost first class and always perfectly timed.'

Ronaldo Vasconcellos, Line Producer, Hot Fuzz

Hot Fuzz is an action comedy from Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg, co-creators of the hugely successful romzomcom, Shaun of the Dead. Artem produced all floor effects, prosthetics, props, miniatures, pyrotechnics and animatronics on the production. The increasingly bizarre village deaths were especially appealing to our creative team.

Hot Fuzz is a comedy about a London cop who is seconded to deepest, darkest Somerset. The film is from an original screenplay by Wright and Pegg. Pegg leads a stellar British cast including Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead), Jim Broadbent (Moulin Rouge), Timothy Dalton (The Living Daylights), Steve Coogan (A Cock and Bull Story) and Martin Freeman (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy).

Police constable, Nicholas Angel, is good at his job - so good, in fact, he makes everyone else look bad. As a result, his superiors at the Met have decided to sweep him under the carpet. So it is that London's top cop finds himself in the sleepy West Country village of Sandford. With garden fetes and neighbourhood watch meetings replacing the action of the city, Angel struggles to adapt to his situation and finds himself partnered with Danny Butterman (Frost), an oafish but well meaning young Constable, who dreams of being Mel Gibson. Just as all seems lost, a series of grisly accidents motivates Angel into action. Convinced of foul play, Angel realises that Sandford may not be as idyllic as it seems.

Mike Kelt, MD and SFX Supervisor at Artem, comments:

'It has been a pleasure to work on the film. The cast and crew are a tremendously friendly, co-operative bunch, and it has all the makings of a landmark British film.'

Industry
  • Film
Discipline
  • Animatronics
  • Atmospherics
  • Mechanical Rigs
  • Models & Miniatures
  • Pyrotechnics & Fire
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