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.
- Pyrotechnics & Fire
- Wind, Water and Steam
- Floor Effects