Our SPFX History

Silmido movie special effects (Queenstown)
Firework Professionals Ltd has a long history in the special effects industry. Beginning in Anthony’s university days, we’ve been designing and creating effects since the 1970s.

At FPL we design, develop and produce custom effects in house at our Christchurch head office. These effects include bullet hits, shell bursts, fireballs, AA air bursts, rocket trails and much more. We can conjure and create SPFX to match your brief for any film, TV or live project.

In addition to manufacturing custom pyrotechnic solutions we stock quality special effects from major overseas suppliers for the film  industry. Furthermore, we offer comprehensive training in special effects and battle simulation effects. Our courses can be tailored specifically for your industry application, so you get the training especially relevant to your work.

SPFX Highlights

Feature Film

Last of the Living
•       “Last of the Living” Gorilla Pictures 2008
•       Sisterhood 2007
•       Taiwan Kung Fu Drama 2001

Short Film

•       Mother’s Day 2007
•       Rust ( Mother’s Day) 2004
•       Lure ( First Light) 2004
•       Hells Teeth ( Revenge ) 2004
•       Pilot TVP 2004


•       Jonny Love’s ‘My Sympathy’ by Gorilla Pictures 2008
•       Korean Music Video (Suicide) 2004


TV Series

•       “Kaitangata Twitch” 2009 (click for YouTube promo which includes our explosion – we also did the physical effect of sinking the boat)

TV Commercials

Deliver me to Hell
•       Hells Pizza 2010 (Deliver me to hell)
•       Canwest 2004
•       Nike 2000
•       Saatchi Lotto Superdraw 1999
•       Toyota (Searchlights) 1998


•       What Now (Whitebait Productions) 2004-2007

Online Advertisement

•       Pure Productions 2008

Experienced Technicians

SPFX smoke explosion

Our full time team of technicians are skilled in electronics, mechanics, general fabrication, and obviously, pyrotechnics. Whether it’s blowing up cars, recreating battle scenes and airshow special effects or exploding desks and copiers, Firework Professionals can provide the spectacular and safe special effect solution.

Our Special Effects on Video

Take a peek at some of our special effects work on our YouTube channel  or join us on Facebook and check out some our fun and explosive videos. Included is our wildly popular solution to clearing copier paper jams, which has now hit 7 million views.

Custom Special Effects for You

Talk to us today about how we can work with you to bring your creative vision to special effect reality.  Because anything is possible with pyro!

Hell Pizza Special Effects

In 2010 Hell Pizza made an interactive zombie adventure video series on Youtube. We produced some custom effects for them, including this explosion for one of the “bad” endings.

Contact Us Today to Make Your Show or Celebration Memorable