Sticks and Stones

Psychological thriller for ITV

Client:Tall Story Pictures

Date:December, 2019

Services:Visual Effects - TFCC was asked to provide numerous visual effects for Sticks and Stone, most notably creating an ‘ant’ asset and compositing it into various shots.



Mike Bartlett, creator of Doctor Foster and Trauma, explores the corrosive effects of workplace bullying in a taut three-part psychological thriller starring Ken Nwosu. Set amid the competitive world of sales, the drama centres on the personal and professional life of Thomas Benson (Nwosu), a hard-working father and husband. Reliant on bonuses and winning pitches, Thomas often finds himself leading the team when trying to secure new business. However, when he freezes during a pitch, the fall out is monumental…


Our work primarily consisted of compositing GFX onto billboards for both day and night shots with moving foreground elements, crowd replication to office interiors, alterations to street signs. Augmenting suburban exterior environments and also building a 3D Ant and compositing it into a car. Office exteriors were also created and augmented through various compositing techniques.