Artem Case Studies

Sunset Song Sunset Song Ltd / Holdings Eccosse

Sunset Song, written by Lewis Grassic Gibbon in 1932, is widely regarded as one of the most important Scottish novels of the 20th Century.  After it’s adaptation for television in the 1970s and a theatre production of it which toured in 2008, this feature film version of the book shot in Scotland and abroad in 2014. 

It was great news, therefore, for Artem’s Scottish branch to be asked to provide the SFX for this period film.

We helped to set the scene of a traditional farming community pitting its wits against weather, old-fashioned farming methods and major shifts in the social and political landscape of the time.

The SFX included atmospherics and smoke FX, as well as weather FX including violent rain storms and snow scenes.  We also carried out a controlled burn of a section of a field to mimic the ancient farming practice of “burning the whins”.

You can watch the trailer of the film here.

And you can read more about Sunset Song in this blog.

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