Dock10 sets landmark with work on Netflix series The Stranger

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The Stranger

MediaCityUK’s dock10 has completed post production on new Netflix thriller The Stranger.

The RED Production Company’s eight-part series is based on Harlan Coben’s novel and stars Richard Armitage, Siobhan Finneran and Jennifer Saunders.

Dock10 did post production from initial planning stages to ingest of dailies to delivery of the final episodes. This is the first Netflix Original project to be wholly post-produced in Manchester.

Dock10’s VFX team also created over 350 individual VFX shots spanning green screen, digital matte painting, CG set extensions, destruction effects, digital stunt work, digital art direction and digital make up.

Several key scenes for this series relied on our VFX team for the recreation and destruction of an existing Liverpool street location. To VFX team used extensive photographic references to accurately recreate the street, with principle photography taking place on the studio back lot using a section of replica housing against a green screen.

Director Hannah Quinn said: “It was a great pleasure collaborating with dock10, their VFX Supervisor Jim Solan and his brilliant and inventive team on The Stranger.

“Jim was involved from the very early stages of production as it became apparent that the scripts would call for a lot of large scale VFX shots to tell the stories. “The work from Jim and his team included bulldozing an entire housing estate and dropping one of our lead actors off a bridge! I am delighted with the finished episodes and the work that Jim and his amazing team have added to this series.”

VFX Supervisor Jim Solan added: "The Stranger is the most ambitious and challenging projects that the dock10 team have ever been involved in to date. The sheer scale of some of the VFX shots in this series meant that myself and the team worked in collaboration with the producer, and directors to ensure the VFX helped to tell the stories in the best way possible.

“Working within the 4K/HDR delivery parameters and utilising the ACES colour space we delivered over 350 individual VFX shots for this production, a huge achievement for my team and I.”