Worzel Gummidge Series 2 – Episode 1 Guy Forks
Mackenzie Crook reunites with Detectorists’ star Toby Jones in a new episode of his critically acclaimed adaptation of Worzel Gummidge.
After a successful series 1, JAM VFX was approached by Leopard Pictures to work on 3 new episodes for Series 2. Mackenzie has created three new one-hour films: Guy Forks, Twitchers, and Calliope Jane – inspired by the classic books by Barbara Euphan Todd, in which he once again directs and stars.
The JAM team was tasked with creating crows, choughs, and a robin, Worzel’s very close companion Winter George. It would have been lovely to use the real-life Robin that Mackenzie tamed in his garden a few years ago, and it was a topic of discussion at pre-production but for various reasons, this was not feasible. He did however serve as the perfect reference and our cgi version was created in his image.
Written and Directed by Mackenzie crook
Executive Producer – Kristian Smith
Producer by Matt Carver
Production Company – Leopard Pictures
VFX Executive Producer: Jordan Andreopoulos
VFX Producer: Layla Testi
VFX Line producer: Angus Berryman
VFX Supervisors: Mark Robinson, Pete Young, Matt Clarke
Compositors: Dan Andrew, Giles Hicks, Rich Barns, Matt Wilmshurst, Chris Jones, Lem Lawrence, Jon Berridge, Paul Gill
CG Supervisor: Jaime Fernandez Muro
3D Artists: Zoubein Rana, Alessandro Mariotti
3D Animators: Nick Smith, Thomas Buiron