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After barely escaping Mexico with their lives, the Fox family ventures deep into the Guatemalan jungle by river on a fishing trawler to rendezvous with an old friend and her community of refugees.

This unfamiliar refuge creates trouble for the Foxes when they become entangled in a conflict with the local drug lord. At odds about settling down or keeping moving, Allie and Margot pursue different paths to secure their family’s future. The outcome will either unite the family or tear it apart forever.

“The creative ideas brought to the table by the Cause and FX team contributed massively to our overall success. Mosquito Coast could not have gone any smoother. We found early on that there was reliability in the quality from Cause that gave us great confidence in working with them.”

Joshua Spivack, VFX Supervisor, Mosquito Coast S2.



Cause and FX executed around 80 shots of a crucial storm sequence featuring the hero family onboard their fishing boat. CG water sims, VFX environments, matte paintings and CG rain complemented with live action, shot on traditional greenscreen, made for a thrilling spectacle.

VFX Supervisor Joshua Spivak approached Cause and FX in the early stages of post-production planning. Episode two follows the family motoring up a murky river through the jungle. Cause and FX crafted invisible photo-real 2D and 3D solutions for the river environment, removing any trace of production artifacts and manipulating the river, geography and jungle to serve the story. CG trees, forest extensions and ancient stone totems received careful and detailed treatment to ensure seamless integration with the footage.

“With Cause and FX, all shots, be they a major water sim, complicated set extension, or simple comp, had extraordinary attention to detail both in the creative and technical aspects. This made our process through post easy and reliable and put our final product at the highest level.”

Joshua Spivack, VFX Supervisor, Mosquito Coast S2.


As well as splashing water, falling trees, explosions and environment extensions – and many more of the skills Cause is known for – the Cause team supplied a series of photo-real 3D assets and their animation. This included exotic beetles, butterflies, a mosquito and a tropical Toucan. These small creatures featured as key story points. They were treated with precise attention to detail and were delivered with an uncompromising photo-real finish.

“It was such an amazing experience working with Cause and FX on Mosquito Coast. They came in so clutch with that kissing bug shot. They are always on the top of my list for VFX work. I’d love to keep working with Cause as much as I can.”

Joe Price, Associate Producer, Mosquito Coast S2.

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