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Original Air Date:
13 February 2008 (Season 1, Episode 2)
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A rare breed; works on both a VFX level and a story level. See more (6 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Kevin Eldon ... Romulus
Michael Walter ... Zercon (as Big Mick)

Rory McCann ... Attila the Hun

Nicholas Boulton ... Bleda

Allen Leech ... Edeco

Michael Maloney ... Vigilas

Jonny Phillips ... Theodosius (as Jonathan Phillips)
Ian Barritt ... Chrysaphius
Ian Lindsay ... Maximinus

Oliver Cotton ... Actius
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Nikolay Mutafchiev

Shero Rauf ... Warrior #1 - One Man Army
Ivan Sashov ... Messenger

Episode Crew
Directed by
Gareth Edwards 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tony Etchells  writer

Produced by
Matthew Barrett .... executive producer
Mark Hedgecoe .... series producer
Jim Spencer .... line producer
Cinematography by
Rob Goldie 
Film Editing by
Colin Goudie 
Casting by
Hamid Ait Timaghrit 
Kate Rhodes James 
Production Design by
Alan Spalding 
Art Direction by
Eddie Andres 
Costume Design by
Ros Little 
Makeup Department
Miglena Bogdanova .... makeup artist: Bulgaria
Sophie Brice .... makeup artist
Kirstie Stanway .... makeup designer
Greta Velikova .... makeup artist
Production Management
Bryan Phillips .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Victor Bojinov .... first assistant director
Hristo Dimitrov .... second assistant director
Nick Justin .... first assistant director
Art Department
Gregory Fangeaux .... storyboard artist
Sophie Hervieu .... stand-by art director
Jasen Kovachev .... stand-by props
Oli Novadnieks .... prop buyer (as Ollie Novadnieks)
Peter Rakovski .... set dresser
Bjarne Tungland .... art direction trainee
Sound Department
Pietro Dalmasso .... dialogue & sound effects editor (2008)
Simon Farmer .... sound
Danny Finn .... dubbing mixer
George Hapig .... foley artist (2008)
Valery Metodiev .... boom operator
Visual Effects by
Tony Gilbert .... visual effects supervisor
Luke Wilmot .... visual effects supervisor
Radoslav Ignatov .... stunt rider
Danko Jordanov .... stunts
Trayan Milenov-Troy .... stunt actor
Velizar Peev .... stunts
Shero Rauf .... utility stunts
Kaloian Vodenicharov .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Perry Barwick .... camera operator
Todor Kostov .... gaffer
Driss Marzak .... gaffer
Casting Department
Hamid Ait Timaghrit .... casting producer
Jane Anderson .... casting assistant (2008)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joanna Beatty .... location costume designer
Ray Greenhill .... principals dresser
Tom Reeve .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Lisa Clifford-Owen .... assistant editor
Vincent Narduzzo .... colorist
Music Department
Mikael Carlsson .... soundtrack producer
James Fitzpatrick .... music contractor
Jan Holzner .... orchestra recording engineer
Other crew
Geraldine Ditano .... production accountant
Krasimira Karachorova .... script supervisor
Claire Roberts .... production secretary
Valery Ryan .... script editor

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A rare breed; works on both a VFX level and a story level., 22 August 2009
Author: Bill McGuire from Sydney, Australia

Many of my fellow VFX nerds would appraise "Heroes and Villains: Attila the Hun" on the basis of its success in terms of bedroom-level special effects. But "Attila" goes one better -- its story is truly engrossing and well-directed, and the quick-turnaround visual effects (about 1.6 shots per day, if the statistics are to be believed) are more than adequate to serve the narrative.

This, then, is the triumph of its director, Gareth Edwards. Here is a man who knows not only how visual effects work, but who also knows how to direct a compelling narrative. In both realms, there are shortcuts to be taken, but there are also ground rules to be observed; Edwards observes the latter element of both.

In doing so he succeeds in making a quality piece of narrative/documentary television which leaves the rest of us nerds in his dust.

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