Artem Case Studies

Castles in the Sky Castles Films Ltd, BBC

“It’s an important story about a bunch of men who realised that their seemingly crackpot ideas and incredibly hard work could save the nation — and its poignancy and meaning still resonate today.”

Simon Wheeler, Producer

Castles in the Sky is a BBC Two drama directed by Gillies MacKinnon, starring Eddie Izzard and written by Ian Kershaw, that shows the struggle of Robert Watson-Watt and other British scientists to invent radar in the years leading to World War II. Filming took place in various locations on Scotland’s east coast — on Dunbar Beach, Hedderwick Sands in East Lothian, Arniston House in Midlothian, Gosford House in Longniddry, and in Edinburgh.

Artem Scotland provided 100 litres of liquid mud, a fire in Gosford House and a lot of rain! Our technicians were on set to deliver significant amounts of rain from our stands whilst the cast had to push a van through a muddy field.

You can watch the trailer here.

  • Film
  • TV
  • Atmospherics
  • Pyrotechnics & Fire
  • Wind, Water and Steam
  • Floor Effects
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