Red Vision VFX, the Manchester-based producer and visual effects house, is looking to expand overseas on the back of international sales for Headcases, the ITV show for which it created the computer graphics.

An ITV source confirmed that it had received interest in licensing the satirical comedy format to international broadcasters and Red Vision VFX managing director Dave Mousley said: “We would partner with a local producer to keep the script topical, but we'd produce the core CG.”

Red Vision VFX already has links with Toronto-based vfx firm C4 Studios and Australian effects specialist Vue.

“Our plan is to have a wholly-owned Red Vision or associate company in a number of locations,” explained Mousley. “Instead of growing into a monolith housing 500 people in one place, we'd have 50 to 150 people in locations across the globe.”

Mousley is one of a group of Red Vision VFX Ltd directors who recently affected a management buyout from Inspired Gaming Group. The latter acquired Red Vision Ltd and its gaming technology subsidiary, Virtual Racing Systems, in 2006 for£20m.