Asylum Models & Effects

London, United Kingdom


Winner of 16 BTAA Craft Awards for 'Best Model Making & Live Action Effects'.

High-end modelmakers and special effects for the Film and Television Industry, installations, prototyping and visual merchandising.

We are operating with a full time crew of 28, who are regularly supported by a pool of trusted freelance specialists when required. Asylum's ethos is to supply work of the highest quality and a back up service that sets a benchmark standard that others can only aspire to.

Our facilities have been renovated inside and out to suit our requirements of space and light, and more importantly, to provide a creative environment that is pleasurable to work in. With the blank canvas, we were able to create our new work areas; engineering, wood mill, main workshop, spray bay, CNC department, mould shop, sculpture studio, 'soft-tech' room and digital department. Always aware of embracing market demands, the digital department houses a 3D printer, 3D scanner and offers pre-vis, CAD and other 2D/3D applications. For our clients we offer conference and meeting rooms, kitchen with seating booths and off road parking.

Category Listings

  • Special FX Supervisors


  • 2013 - Under The Skin (feature)
  • - Doritos (commercial)
  • 2008 - Tales Of The Riverbank (feature)
  • - Shell (commercial)

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