MPC and 4Creative have collaborated on a collection of new promos for Charlie Brooker's satirical mini-series Black Mirror. The spots explores the dark side of modern society, and give a disturbing glimpse into the near future.
True to their long-standing creative relationship with Channel 4, MPC were involved right from the outset of this project. They worked closely with director Neil Gorringe and producer Shananne Lane from pre-production to help mould the overall feel of the films.
The shoot took place in South Africa, with the long and complex script executed in a short amount of time and only a week to carry out the VFX. The most challenging VFX scenes included the dream sequence, the repetitive factory setting and the huge dust cloud that sweeps through the street at the ad's climatic end.
This spot required a unique approach on the VFX team's part. The challenge was to work with the director to tie the stories together, whilst keeping a deliberate uncomfortable disconnect, reflecting the confrontational nature of the program. MPC VFX Supervisor Michael Gregory explained that this was a fun new challenge for the team, he went on to say "It's not everyday you get to mess things up!"