news • 28 January 2019

Bringing inner superheroes to life


Escapee Roy Pecker brings to life the GOSHxSuperhero project in partnership with charity Superhope, Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), Escape Studios and a number of partners from across the UK’s creative industries. 

The Superhope journey at GOSH started in May 2018, with one central question: ‘if you were a superhero, how would you imagine yourself?’. 

Best-selling London comic book artist, Amrit Birdi, then visited GOSH to capture these answers and sketch out each child’s imagination onto a page. These sketches, unbeknown to the children, were transformed into real-life costumes by children’s costume studio, Atelier Spatz. As soon as the costumes were ready, Superhope and GOSH surprised the children with their bespoke costumes, as well as a professional photo and video shoot.  

Escape Studios is proud to have been involved with the GOSHxSuperhero project, in partnership with charity Superhope, Great Ormond Street Hospital and a number of industry partners including Cinesite, Nvisible, The Foundry, Otoy, Creation Effects, Panalux and Pendulum Pictures. Escape Studios staff and students provided support and worked on the VFX shots for the short film, showcasing the superheroes and their powers. 

Once the video shoot was complete, Escape Studios staff and students set to work creating the world and effects. A number of other Escapees were involved in the project too, including: 

  • Jonas Grebler 

  • Roberto Valent 

  • Virag Pazmany 

  • Matthew Wight 

  • Hywin Frances 

  • Klaudija Cermak 

  • Demetris Aparicio 

  • Danial Thompson 

  • Zsofia Lele 

Escape Studios staff who also helped out on the project included: 

  • Allar Kaasik – Tutor 

  • Sofia Caldeira - Aftercare Coordinator 

  • Russell Honeywell - Videographer 

The film was launched at GOSH on 1st October 2018