This ground-breaking STARZ series, produced in New Zealand, required a team of vendors offering expertise in a range of disciplines. Spartacus producers entrusted Cause and FX with many of the show’s iconic VFX shots, including the dramatic death of Spartacus himself in the final episode. Cause ultimately delivered more than 1,000 shots over two graphic seasons.
Fire FX, smoke trails, mist and CG elements such as spears, arrows, and swords were delivered by multiple vendors for final compositing by Cause. In one dramatic scene, 2D practical flames had to be tracked precisely to an actor whose character had caught fire.
Cause and FX won a bronze AEAF award for their contribution to this visually stunning project.