Axis Studios provided VFX for Aesop Entertainment and New Picture’s, Catherine The Great. Starring Dame Helen Mirren as Catherine, the four-part mini-series follows the reign of Catherine II of Russia during the 18th Century – Jason Clarke plays Catherine’s love interest, Grigory Potemkin.

Axis was tasked with the design and creation of an 18th-century fireworks sequence based on the concept art of an original painting. The artists took every step to ensure all the details were thoroughly applied, creating the lighting of the period fireworks in the skyline behind the protagonists.

Each firework was rendered separately, enabling the comp team to build layers of fireworks as per the client’s vision.