Stan Lee’s Lucky Man

10 x 60-minute drama for Carnival Films, Sky and NBC Universal

Client:Carnival Films, Sky and NBC Universal

Date:February 2016

Services:Provided all of the visual effects for the 10 x 60-minute Sky One drama.


James Nesbitt stars as down on his luck cop DI Harry Clayton whose chance encounter with a mysterious woman and an ancient bracelet changes everything. Based on an original idea by Stan Lee.


Using Autodesk Flame and Smoke, TFCC completed a variety of shots including a body landing on a black cab, shots in a morgue, various computer and security camera screen shots as well as a speedboat chase and crash shot and a number of clean-ups. The producers wanted the show to have a distinctive “punchy contrasty” look. This was an important consideration throughout the work. In total more than 270 shots were completed. TFCC also provided on-set VFX supervision during the shoot through creative director Dominic Thomson.

TFCC managing director Simon Wilkinson says: “From early pre-production meetings, production had a pretty clear vision for how the drama should look and feel, with this and the fact that a lot of Lucky Man was filmed in and around Soho/central London helped make it an incredible show to work on and be proud of. It has been a really exciting production to work on. The producers, directors and editorial teams were brilliant and encouraged us to push creativity throughout.”