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Shot by DOP MATTHIAS PILZ, psychological thriller A PATCH OF FOG has been selected as part of the Discovery Programme at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). The feature directorial debut of Michael Lennox, A PATCH OF FOG stars Conleth Hill (Game of Thrones; Salmon Fishing in the Yemen) and Stephen Graham (Boardwalk Empire; This is England), and “follows a celebrated novelist and TV personality who finds his reputation on the line and his life invaded by a lonely security guard when caught shoplifting…” (Northern Ireland Screen)

MATTHIAS previously shot award-winning short THE CHICKEN.

More info on MATTHIAS here.

 

 

 

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ROSS McLENNAN has recently wrapped the new promo for The Chemical Brothers ‘Sometimes I Feel So Deserted’.  Directed by Ninian Doff this is a post-apocalyptic thriller, where the hunted humanoid woman becomes the hunter. The promo was shot in a stunningly eerie flat desert in southern Spain, on the Red Dragon with Panavision Primo Anamorphic Lenses. Thrilling, cinematic and full of beautiful suspense. 

View the haunting promo HERE.

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DOP ANGUS HUDSON BSC and Production Designer STÉPHANE COLLONGE have begun principal photography on THE HIPPOPOTAMUS, a feature film based on the novel by Stephen Fry. Directed by John Jencks through Electric Shadow Co., it stars Roger Allam as “disgraced poet Ted Wallace who is summoned to his friend’s country manor, Swafford Hall, to investigate a series of unexplained miracle healings…” (Screen Daily)

Amongst others, ANGUS’ previous features were CASHBACK and THE LAST PASSENGER, and STÉPHANE previously designed the features BYPASS, MY BROTHER THE DEVIL, and ARCHIPELIGO.

More info on ANGUS here | More info on STÉPHANE here.

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BAZ IRVINE has wrapped on Episode IV Series III of Mammoth Screen / ITV’s ENDEAVOUR. Directed by Olly Blackburn, the phenomenally successful crime drama and prequel to Inspector Morse has been written by Endeavour creator, and Inspector Morse writer, Russell Lewis. Shaun Evans once again returns as Endeavour Morse who “was last seen isolated and alone languishing in prison, framed for the murder of Chief Constable Rupert Standish” (ITV.com). ENDEAVOUR also stars Jack Laskey, Sean Rigby, Anton Lesser, James Bradshaw and Abigail Thaw.

BAZ continues to shoot the upcoming feature documentary about the life of the late, great footballer BOBBY MOORE directed by Ron Scalpello.

Check out BAZ’S CV here.

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DOP GARY SHAW has begun shooting TOMMY’S HONOUR on location in Scotland. Directed by Jason Connery and starring Peter Mullan and Jack Lowden, it is the dramatic father and son story about the pioneers of modern-day professional golf and its beginnings at St. Andrews.

Director Connery stated: “I am so incredibly passionate and excited to tell this story. It is a story that is truly close to my heart as I grew up with my father on a golf course, and I have a home an hour from St. Andrews. This is an extraordinary and intimate tale of love and family at the beginning of the great game of golf. This story has to be told!”

GARY’S previous feature, LIFE AT THESE SPEEDS, was directed by Leif Tilden with Executive Producer Sam Rockwell, and starred Tim Roth and Billy Crudup.

Check out his CV here.

 

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Wizzo FEATURES welcomes SVERRE SØRDAL DOP to the roster.

A graduate of the prestigious NFTS, Sverre’s graduation film, GROUP B, a high-octane adrenalin short about rally-driving starring Richard Madden (GAME OF THRONES) and directed by Nick Rowland, has been nominated for the Oscars Student Academy Awards 2015, and is currently on the festival circuit. SVERRE’S previous short, SLAP, a coming-of-age drama about the struggles of a young boxer who secretly likes to cross-dress, was directed by Nick Rowland, and starred Joe Cole (PEAKY BLINDERS, PRESSURE). Again shot while at the NFTS, SLAP was both BIFA and BAFTA nominated and won Best Short at the Edinburgh International Film Festival (2014), and was further selected for the Prague Short Film Festival, Palm Springs ShortsFest, London Short Film Festival, and AFI Festival (to name but a few). Recently SVERRE has shot main unit days on Tiger Aspect / BBC 1’s contemporary cop drama CUFFS, and director Matt Halsall’s music promo for DARKSTAR: PIN SECURE through Agile Films.

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ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING hits cinemas TODAY. Shot by PETER HANNAN ACS BSC and directed by Terry Jones, ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING stars Simon Pegg as a London schoolteacher who has been given magical powers by by a bunch of aliens (voiced by Monty Python team members). Kate Beckinsale, Joanna Lumley and Eddie Izzard also star.

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PETER HANNAN ACS BSC shot the upcoming British science fiction comedy ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING directed by Terry Jones and written by Jones and Gavin Scott. Starring Simon Pegg as a London schoolteacher who ends up with magical powers thanks to a bunch of extraterrestrials (voiced by John Cleese, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, and Terry Gilliam), it also features Robin Williams in his final role – as foul-mouthed talking dog Dennis. ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING marks the first time all surviving Monty Python members have appeared together since MONTY PYTHON’S THE MEANING OF LIFE, and is due for UK release 14 August.

peterhannan.com | official trailer here.

 

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The season finale aired last night of Channel 4’s dark comedy drama NOT SAFE FOR WORK.

Shot by GARY SHAW (eps 1,2,3) and MAJA ZAMOJDA (eps 4,5,6), and directed by Kieron Hawkes and Robert McKillop respectively through Clerkenwell Films, it stars Zawe Ashton, Sacha Dhawan and Tom Weston-Jones as a dysfunctional group of civil servants, struggling with the realities of work and life in the 21st Century.

“… deeply, slowly, funny” (The Guardian)

“… it’s funny and it’s sad and it’s all too true. Watch.” (Vice)

Catch the entire series online here.

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