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MTFX - Special Effects

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MTFX - Special Effects
01452 729903
Mark Turner
Velt House,
Velt House Lane,
Elmore, Gloucester,
GL2 3NY,

About MTFX - Special Effects

MTFX was founded in 1993 as a special effects company that was able to provide spectacular and artistic, yet cost effective solutions for the TV/Film industry. MTFX special effects was founded by Mark Turner, an experienced pyrotechnician and special effects designer, who has been providing special effects to the industry since 1985.

MTFX has obtained BBC approved contractor status for pyrotechnic and physical effects and is a member of the CBI Explosives Industry Group, Bristol Chamber of Commerce and the Institute of Explosives Engineers. Managing Director, Mark Turner, has also obtained a Diploma in Pyrotechnics and has successfully completed the Special Effects explosives safety course.

From snow in July to crashing waves on a windless day, MTFX has the experience and skill to guarantee the weather special effects. And from a car explosion to a train crash, we’ve provided audiences with numerous ‘how did they do that?’ experiences.

We have one of the largest ranges of special effects equipment in the country. This means we can respond to your needs quickly and efficiently.

We’re also experienced in building specialist equipment to create bespoke special effects. Our expertise in pyrotechnics, pneumatics, hydraulics, aquatics, electronics, lighting and sound makes us one of the industry’s leaders.

Our reputation is built on our attention to detail combined with our fresh and exciting approach. Our experience means we’re skilled at working to the industry’s tight budgets and short deadlines.

Hire Our Special Effects Equipment - Because we’re one of the biggest special effects companies around, we also have one of the biggest ranges of special effects equipment.

You can hire this special effects equipment from us. Air cannons, bubble machines, burning braziers, CO2 jets, dry ice machines, flame throwers, foam cannons, rain equipment, smoke machines, snow machines, steam machines, wind machines, you name it, we’ve got it.

We also provide all the expertise you need. From helping you choose the right piece of equipment for the job to providing full safety information and training, our experience helps you every step of the way.

When you’re looking for a special effects company for your production’s atmospheric, pyrotechnic or physical effects or showpiece scene, give us a call.

Recent credits include:
  • BBC Casualty
  • Poldark
  • Fortitude
  • Trollied
  • Stella
  • ITV ‘This Morning’
  • Agatha Raisin
  • League of Gentleman Live Tour
  • BBC Live At Edinburgh Castle
  • Breaking Magic
  • How Safe Is Your House?
  • Forbidden History
  • Mayhem & Mishaps Britain
  • Duck Quacks Don’t Echo
  • National Lottery TV ad
  • Honda TV ad
  • Britain’s Got Talent
  • 2014 Commonwealth Games Opening & Closing Ceremonies
  • 2014 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony
  • 2012 Olympic Games Opening & Closing Ceremonies
  • Royal Shakespeare Company
  • English National Opera
  • 2015 FA Cup Final
  • 2015 League Cup Final
  • 2015 Netball Superleague Final
  • Miranda Hart UK Tour

Products / Services / Credits

  • AQUAGRAPHICS - digital water display systems, water curtains, water screens, graphical water, water projection screens
  • CO2 JETS - stage mounted CO2 jet systems, handheld CO2 guns
  • CONFETTI - confetti and streamer cannons, blowers, launchers, spinner, handheld cannons, loose confetti
  • FIRE - stage flames, flame throwers, burning braziers, hand torches, liquid flame projectors
  • FIREDANCE - dancing flames, music fire display,musical flame system
  • FIREWORKS - outdoor fireworks displays, indoor pyrotechnic shows, professional pyro and firework effects
  • HIGH VOLTAGE - electricity based special effects, tesla coils, lightning man, cage of death, plasma balls, lightning panels, jacobs ladders,van de gra
  • PYROTECHNICS - indoor and outdoor pyro, explosions, stage pyrotechnic displays, explosives, gerbs, jets, mines, comets
  • RAIN - indoor rain rigs, outdoor rain kits, artificial rain, wet downs, water bowsers, pumps
  • SMOKE - atmospheric smoke, indoor smoke, outdoor smoke, fog, hazer machine, hazers, smoke machines, low smoke, LSG, dry ice, haze
  • SNOW - falling snow, laid and settled snow, ice, frost, snow scenes, blizzard, foam, plastic and paper artificial snows, blower, flock, flocking
  • WATER - rain, fountain, fire fountains, jumping jet, water jets, water screen, projection screens, water curtain, puddle, wet down puddles,
  • WIND - wind machines, blowers, handheld fans, outdoor fan, indoor, atmospherics


Name Role Email Telephone
Mark Turner Managing Director 01452 729903
Paula Turner Accounts Manager 01452 729903
Rob Hawkins Marketing 01452 729903
Stacy Stoyles Office Supervisor 01452 729903
Tom Freeman Lead Technician 01452 729903


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