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 in 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.
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
Writer & Director: Mackenzie Crook
Executive Producer: Kristian Smith
Producer: Matt Carver
Production Company: Leopard Pictures