Lipsync Post recently provided over 145 shots of visual effects for Peter and Wendy, a TV film based on J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, directed by Diarmuid Lawrence and written by Adrian Hodges. Made in connection with Great Ormond Street Hospital, the TV movie is scheduled for broadcast on ITV over Christmas.
The story of Peter Pan is retold through the imagination of a young girl about to receive hospital treatment for a heart condition at Great Ormond Street. Reading the novel the night before her operation, the film follows her fantasy as she fears her illness may mean that she, like Peter Pan, will never grow up.
Requiring an extensive use of greenscreen, the VFX shots were composed in Nuke and include Peter’s shadow, the crocodile, the Jolly Roger and a CGI-winged Tinkerbell portrayed by Paloma Faith. Wire-work flights over London also took place, as well as VFX work on the London streets and Neverland itself.
“It’s been a real pleasure creating Neverland and the iconic characters from Peter Pan with Lipsync’s army of skilled artists and all the technical wizardry that’s now available,” said Stewart Mackinnon, producer at Headline Pictures which co-produced the film.
Peter & Wendy is being distributed worldwide by Red Arrow International.