Kingdoms of Fire

Client: Netflix
Director: Peter Webber
DOP: Nicola Pecorini
VFX Supervisor RISE: Oliver Hohn


A dynamic war of two worlds as the Ottoman's strive to Occupy Cairo. Sultan Selim I is faced with the opposition of the people of Cairo led by the knight turned Mamluk leader Tuman.

RISE project reel

VFX work description

RISE VFX supervisor Oliver Hohn was given the chance to develop photorealistic CG armies and CG horses with his team for the TV drama "Kingdoms of Fire" in 2019. To spice things up, explosions and fire were added to the epic battle scenes, sometimes as FX simulations and sometimes as elements shot on location. As an additional challenge several camera teams were at work in parallel during the battles and needed to be covered up with more CG soldiers and CG horses. Battlefields were dressed with corpses and armies equipped with CG flags.