LipSync Post Provides Post Magic For Peter & Wendy


Christmas TV Movie benefits from extensive VFX work

Last Updated: December 3, 2015 3:58 pm GMT
(London, UK--December 3, 2015) LIPSYNCPost has provided over 145 shots of visual effects for Peter and Wendy, a TV film based on J.M Barrie’s Peter Pan directed by Diarmuid Lawrence and written by Adrian Hodges. Made in connection with Great Ormond Street Hospital, the TV movie is scheduled for broadcast on ITV over Christmas.

Produced by Headline Pictures with Juliette Films in association with Catalyst Global Media, Lip Sync Productions, and Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity, the story of Peter Pan is retold through the imagination of a young girl about to receive hospital treatment for a heart condition at Great Ormond Street. Reading the novel the night before her operation, the film follows her fantasy as she fears her illness may mean that she, like Peter Pan, will never grow up.

Requiring an extensive use of green-screen, the VFX shots were composed in Nuke and include Peter’s shadow, the crocodile, the Jolly Roger and a CGI-winged Tinkerbell portrayed by Paloma Faith. Wire-work flights over London also took place, as well as VFX work on the London streets and Neverland itself.

Stewart Mackinnon, Producer, Headline Pictures, said, "It's been a real pleasure creating Neverland and the iconic characters from Peter Pan with LIPSYNC's army of skilled artists and all the technical wizardry that's now available. There is a wealth of talent in the UK and we feel privileged to have had the support of so many talented colleagues who helped bring this magical children's story to life."

“The sheer number of distinct, complex VFX shots to create within our budget and time constraints was a challenge both on set and in post production,” commented Tim Barter, LIPSYNC’s VFX Supervisor. “There were many challenges but that's what makes a job enjoyable. The compositing and 3D team pulled out all the stops to deliver some amazing work.”

Peter & Wendyis being distributed worldwide by Red Arrow International.


Since 2006 LipSync Productions has provided investment and equity services for over 40 independent feature films, offering financial, creative and technical support to filmmakers and producers. In its capacity as Executive Producer/Co-producer on numerous productions, LipSync’s experienced staff are able to advise on all aspects of production, from concept to completion, ensuring the client can be completely confident that every possible penny makes it into the image onscreen. LipSync has invested in titles including The Nice Guys, The Sense of an Ending, The Beautiful Fantastic, 6 Days, Mr Turner, and A Little Chaos, while TV investments include Wolf Hall, Dancing on the Edge, Falcón, Birdsong and The Crimson Petal And The White.

LipSync Post is a complete post-production facility, providing every aspect of the post production process for film and television. Located in two sites on London’s Wardour Street, the company combines talented people with the highest quality equipment to offer the best for every project. Recent credits include film projects including Mr Turner, A Little Chaos, The Dead Lands, X + Y, Face Of An Angel, What We Did On Our Holidays, Starred Up andCalvary,while television projects include Olympus, The Great Fire, The Villageseries 2 and Dancing on the Edge, for which LipSync’s audio team won a BAFTA Craft award.

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