Vigil is described as a “deep sea thriller” starting with a mysterious disappearance of a fishing trawler and a death-on-board a Trident nuclear submarine HMS Vigil, which brings the police into conflict with the Navy and British Security services.

Goodbye Kansas Studios was the main vendor for all VFX throughout the series, delivering 180 shots. The work included the creation of the actual submarine and digital water effects. The reel above includes some of the effects we produced.

The first episode of Vigil premiered on BBC One and BBC iPlayer August 29 and attracted an audience of 10.2 million across its first seven days, making it the BBC’s most watched new drama of the year so far.

Learns more about the VFX Goodbye Kansas created for Vigil in episode #54 of our podcast Yellow Brick Road.



Production Company: World Productions
Distributor: BBC
VFX Supervisor, Goodbye Kansas: Jim Parsons
VFX Producer, Goodbye Kansas: Desiree Ryden
Release Date: September 26, 2021

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