Peaky Blinders is a crime drama set in Birmingham, England during the aftermath of World War I. It follows the Shelby crime family, starring Cilian Murphy as the gang’s leader. Created by Steven Knight and produced by Caryn Mandabach Productions, Screen Yorkshire and Tiger Aspect Productions.
BlueBolt has completed the VFX for Seasons 1 to 5, recreating industrial Birmingham from the beginning of the 20th century. We created set extension of Watery Lane, where much of the show is filmed, adding ample smoke and fire to give an industrial feel. BlueBolt helped create and develop the set of Charlie’s Yard, the scrap metal yard of Charlie Strong, as it evolved throughout each season.
Digital matte painting techniques were employed in establishing wide shots to create the skyline of period Birmingham from various angles. As violence is an integral part of Peaky Blinders, VFX was used to enhance multiple shots with added blood and weapon hits.