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S.A.M. is a trading name of Special Action Manikins (S.A.M.) Limited 
Registered in England and Wales No.11526344 
Registered office: c/o Freestone & Co., 1 The Centre, High Street, Gillingham, Dorset, SP8 4AB.

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Special Action Manikins specialise in providing life like
manikins to the Film and TV industry that are fully articulated,
reactional and can replace your lead artist or stunt double for any dangerous shot.

Our Hero Manikins are 100% bespoke and the quality of these manikins are so high they can be performers in their own right.They can even have an animatronic head. This allows you to create dramatic and dangerous scenes without putting any of your cast or stunt performers at risk.

Used recently on Hobbs & Shaw - successfully replacing lead artists and changing the concept of traditional foam and wire 'stunt dummies' –S.A.Ms are definitely not your average prop. 


Hero Manikins are highly effective in the Previsulisation arena, providing a perfect solution to visualise complete scenes before the shooting starts.  Hero Manikins can also realistically link frame capture from live action to visual effects providing a connection for a sequence. 


We provide a full Manikin service, this means that we are with the manikin from the very beginning right to the very last shot.


From our workshop we will tailor the Mankin to your requirements. We travel with the Manikin, dress the Manikin and operate the Manikin. This means that you get to shoot your scenes in the shortest time as we are on location to facilitate any repairs if they arise.