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Cinematographer Ben Magahy shoots Sam Smith’s Promo Too Good At Goodbyes directed by Luke Monaghan (Riff Raff). Shot over 3 days the promo features a series of couples on the verge of ‘goodbye’… plus Sam Smith.

 

 

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Hair and Make Up Designer Natasha Lawes worked across this recently released commercial for Specsavers.

Produced through their in-house team and directed by Chris Denton, the spot takes a humorous approach to highlight the importance of hearing testing.

 

 

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Costume Designer Emma Lamp worked with director Guy Shelmerdine of Smuggler in styling this hero spot for First Direct.

The commercial marks the brand’s first major campaign in two years, created through London agency Karmarama.

 

 

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As cinematographer Tim Sidell continues shooting a feature directed by Tom Beard on location in Dorset & Newport… his previously shot short form work continues to drop…

Jessie Ware: Selfish Love also directed by Beard was shot on location in Mallorca and is the prequel to her previous track/promo, Midnight.

Commercially Tim shot the recently aired spot for Corona directed by Camille Heron on location in the Caribbean. Beach & jungle life combined with a beer…

Unrelated to Tim’s new work but a joy to revisit regardless… congratulations to Sampha who picked up the Mercury Prize last night. Here is a link to one of Sampha’s hits from the award winning album, shot by Tim & directed by Jamie James-Medina (Forever) – No one knows me (Like My Piano).

 

 

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Released in USA cinemas tomorrow 15.10.2017 with cinematography by Nicola Daley, feature documentary Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards directed by Michael Roberts.

Filmed over 11 months and featuring interviews with Rihanna, Anna Wintour, Iman, Rupert Everett and Manolo Blahnik himself, the documentary explores his youth, friendships and life of design.

Nicola’s most recent narrative feature recently opened and received its World Premiere at Venice Critics’ Week. Check the REVIEWS.

Her short film Smear directed by Kate Herron plays at the BFI LFF 2017 in the Gits & Shiggles programme LINK.

 

 

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Currently airing on the BBC with cinematography by Gary Shaw, Strike: The Silkworm directed by Kieron Hawkes.

This is the second mystery to air and follows on from The Cuckoo’s Calling (shot by Hubert Taczanowski). Tom Burke stars as Cormoran Strike with Holliday Grainger as Robin Ellacott.

The crime drama concludes this Sunday on BBC1 at 9pm.

 

 

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Hair and Make Up Designer Emma Croft joins the Wizzo & Co roster. 

Emma recently wrapped shooting on the highly anticipated Ed Lilly feature film VS., along with Costume Designer Grace Snell with whom she works regularly – VS. centres on the competitive world of the British rap scene, with principal photography in London and Essex.

Emma worked as Hair and Make Up Designer on the vampire thriller Fanged Up, featuring heavy make up and intricate prosthetics – directed by Christian James, the feature is currently on the festival circuit.

She has worked extensively with director Fred Rowson, in addition to Emile Rafael, Truman & Cooper and Joao Retorta amongst others, enlisted for both commercials and music promos alike.

Recently Emma commenced shooting on new Channel 4 comedy series Stath, directed by Tom Kingsley and produced through RoughCut TV.

 

 

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Congratulations to all involved in the below productions.

Feature Disobedience with Production Design by Sarah Finlay receives its World Premiere at TIFF 10.09.2017 as a Special Presentation. Starring Rachel Weisz & Rachel McAdams and directed by Sebastian Leila (Gloria, A Fantastic Woman), Weisz also produces.

 

 

God’s Own Country directed by Francis Lee extends to more cinema screens due to overwhelming demand. With Production Design by Stephane Collonge and Hair & Make Up Design by Bean Ellis, life on the farm for Johnny & Gheorghe continues…

 

 

 

Safe House Season 2 aired in ITV 07.09.2017 with 3 more episodes to go… shot by Baz Irvine and directed by Marc Evans on location in Anglesey, Wales, Stephen Moyer (True Blood) stars alongside Ashley Walters in the abduction thriller.

Tin Star aired on Sky Atlantic in the same time-slot as Safe House. This international revenge drama & modern western with Cinematographer Dale McCready behind the camera was created, scripted & directed by Rowan Joffe (28 Weeks Later, Before I Go To Sleep). It stars Tim Roth as the Sheriff of a small Canadian town, and Christina Hendricks in femme fatale oil baron mode.

 

 

Nicola Daley ACS’ feature Pin Cushion, directed by Deborah Haywood, received its World Premiere at Venice Critic’s Week. Starring Joanna Scanlon & Lily Newmark, Cineuropa describes the feature as ‘An adolescence from hell… [that is] Dark and rich in deep colours…’.

 

 

First images are appearing of feature VS., the feature film debut of director Ed Lilley with Costume Design by Grace Snell – also working on the film was new signing Hair and Make Up Designer Emma Croft.

 

 

Baz Irvine receives a BAFTA Cymru nomination for his work on ITV documentary The Aberfan Young Wives Club directed by Marc Evans. The ceremony will be held on 10.10.2017.

Also nominated for a BAFTA Cymru Cinematographer Richard Stoddard for his work on feature The Passing directed by Gareth Bryn – Stoddard previously received a BIFA 2016 LongList nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Craft.

 

 

Short film We Are Moses shot by Ruben Woodin Dechamps continues its festival run playing at TIFF 10.09.2017., directed by Dionne Edwards the short has previously played at Encounters, American Black Film Festival, BFI Flare, London Short Film Festival.

Strike: The Cuckoo’s Calling aired on BBC1 with Cinematographer Hubert Taczanowski behind the lens. Directed by Michael Keillor and introducing Tom Burke as Cormoran Strike and Holliday Grainger as his Assistant, Robin Ellacott the series ousted ITV’s same time-slot drama in the ratings.

 

 

The next crime mystery in the Strike series is solved by Gary Shaw and director Kieron Hawkes – The Silkworm airs this Sunday at 9pm.

Patrick Meller’s work on Sky Short Dream Land, scripted by Sharon Horgan & directed by MJ Delaney is now available to view OnDemand. The short features a wealth of on-screen talent in Morgana Robinson, Sheridan Smith & Frances Barber.

 

 

Production Designer Lucie Red’s short The Full Story directed by Daisy Jacobs plays at the BFI LFF 2017 in the Love section > Like A Heartbeat Drives You Mad – this is director Jacobs’ follow up to BAFTA winning and Oscar nominated short The Bigger Picture.

 

 

As part of the BFI London Film Festival’s London Calling short films programme, the Harry Lighton directed short Wren Boys has been selected, featuring Costume Design by Jeffrey Michael. Also selected is Fighter, with Costumes Designed by Jonni Fitzgerald and directed by Bugsy Riverbank Steel. London Calling profiles new shorts from some of the capital’s most exciting upcoming filmmakers, supported by Film London.

The short film Joy In People directed by Oscar Hudson and shot by Ruben Woodin Dechamps also plays the BFI LFF as part of the My Loneliness is Killing Me programme.

The Eva Riley directed short film Diagnosis will appear in the Raindance Film Festival’s short films programme, featuring Production Design by Anna Rhodes, Costume Design by Grace Snell, and Hair and Make Up by Bethany SwanDiagnosis has also been nominated for the Best Short category.

 

 

Contractor 01425 has been selected to premiere at the Palm Springs International Film Festival – directed by Simon Ryninks, the short features Costume Design by Jeffrey Michael.

The Bruno Centofanti directed short How To Be Human has been selected as part of the Encounters Short Film and Animation festival’s Sci-Fi programme, featuring Costumes by Designer Jeffrey Michael.

Costume Designer Grace Snell recently wrapped shooting on VS. – the feature film debut of director Ed Lilly. Starring rising British actor Connor Swindells (Harlots) and Manchester-based hip hop artist Adam Rooney (aka Shotty Horroh), VS. focuses on rigorous urban rites of passage, set in the hostile and exciting UK rap battle scene.

VS. also features the work of Hair and Make Up Designer Emma Croft, who is a recent addition to the Wizzo & Co roster – more to follow soon.

 

 

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