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Cinematographer Dan Stafford-Clark joined director Ben Taylor to shoot Series 3 of CATASTROPHE which airs tomorrow at 22:00 on Channel 4.

Scripted by & starring Sharon Horgan & Rob Delaney, the series also features iconic actress & writer Carrie Fisher in one of her final roles.

Dan is repped by Vision for commercials/music promos.

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BAFTA nominated (Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer) feature documentary THE HARD STOP shot by Matthias Pilz is NOW available on Netflix – HERE.

The feature explores the police killing of Mark Duggan in 2011, and the worldwide media furore that followed. It was directed by George Amponsah with additional cinematography by Colin Elves.

“A riot is the language of the unheard.” Dr Martin Luther King.

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Pilz’s previous feature, A PATCH OF FOG directed by Michael Lennox, received its world premiere at TIFF 2016 and also played at the BFI Film Festival the same year – available on Amazon Prime.

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Fede Alfonzo WINS Best Cinematography award at Film Festival Int’l 2017.

Feature film UNTITLED, a modern day film noir about an as yet ‘untitled’ feature film script was shot in black & white and written & directed by Chris Loizou. The film stars Mark Dymond as the producer… forced to unravel the detail of the script as the consequences play out before him – the film also won Best Original Screenplay.

UNTITLED was shot in Black & White last year and will continue to hit the festival circuit throughout 2017.

Fede’s latest features, MY NAME IS LENNY directed by Ron Scalpello, is currently in post.

 

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Production Designer Lucie Red collaborated with BAFTA winning and OSCAR nominated director Daisy Jacobs on BFI & Creative England short film THE FULL STORY.

This is Jacobs’ follow up to THE BIGGER PICTURE which won the BAFTA for Beat Short in 2015 (the short was also OSCAR nominated). Shot using stop frame animation over a number of months, Lucie designed and built multiple intricately detailed and multi-layered sets.

Lucie’s previous short, PAULINE directed by Fred Rowson is available to watch in full HERE and was nominated for Best Short at Raindance Film Festival 2016.

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Feature GOD’S OWN COUNTRY receives its European Premiere at the 67th Berlinale today 14 February 2017. Directed by Francis Lee who picked up Best Director in the World Dramatic category at Sundance last month, the feature was designed by Stephane Collonge with Hair & Make Up by Bean Ellis.

Also receiving its festival premiere on Sunday 12 February 2017 and shot by Cinematographer Rina Yang, THE WELFARE OF TOMAS O HALLISY directed by Turner Prize winning artist Duncan Campbell. The piece premiered at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) in Dublin.

Inspired by anthropological studies into the huge incidence of mental illness in rural Ireland in the 1960s and 1970s, THE WELFARE OF TOMAS O HALLISY revisits Paul Hocking and Mark McCarty’s 1968 production The Village. Seen through the eyes of two American anthropologists who arrive at Dún Chaoin, a small village in the west of Ireland, to study its dying culture, the film is a portrait of a society on the brink of irreversible change. It revolves around the protagonist, Tomás, a speechless 10-year-old boy, whose life spans the cusp of the old world and the new. Meanwhile the anthropologists question their own methodology as they struggle to get beyond the opaque and ritualistic social relations that define this place as the local community mistrusts and misconstrues their intentions.

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Cinematographer Fede Alfonzo shoots hard hitting spot for the British Heart Foundation directed by Ed Morris (Rattling Stick).

Shot on 35mm the commercial explores how heart disease and its effects can strike at anytime… anywhere.

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Fede’s feature UNTITLED, a modern day film noir about an as yet untitled feature film script and its development shOt in black & white and directed by Chris Loziou, receives its world premiere at Film Festival Int’l (15 February) – Fede has been nominated for Best Cinematography. 

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Fresh from the ongoing success and notoriety of music promo Bonobo: No Reason (Vimeo Staff Pick & directed by Oscar Hudson), Cinematographer Ruben Woodin Dechamps joins the Roster.

This is what Hudson said on shooting Bonobo (Promo News) – “There are no VFX whatsoever… The set is made up of 18 rooms and was just under 100ft long. We basically rigged our little camera to a flat base plate of wood, covered the under side of this in downward-facing carpet and laid a very smooth lino to drag it across.”

 

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Ruben has shot a plethora of promos for Hudson, including…

Darwin Deez: The Mess She Made
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Their collaboration extends further to a number of personal projects, most recently the short documentary A SECOND WORLD which played in competition at CamerImage 2016, was a Vimeo Staff Pick and was also shown at Interfil Berlin and the London Short Film Festival 2016.

 

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The short doco was shot over 3 weeks on the road in Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia, Kosovo, Slovenia, and Montenegro with Ruben and Hudson scouting monuments commissioned in the 1960s/70s by former Yugoslavian president Josip Broz Tito to commemorate the atrocities of WWII. The narrative and consequent idea very much evolved throughout the trip, affected by the people they met on the road and the visionary monuments they were able to locate.

Other work includes promos for artist Cosima: Girls Who Get Ready directed by Cosima & Josh Loftin and Mura Masa: What If I Go directed by Yoni Lappin.

 

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Ruben joins with roots in short films, documentary work, music promos and content – driven and with a belief in creativity that extends to both personal and heavily collaborative projects as well as those with a clearly defined brief.

 

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We are delighted to announce Bethany Swan has joined Wizzo & Co.

Beth has a wealth of features, shorts, commercials and music promo experience.

Beth designed the feature BLUE IGUANA directed by Hadi Hajaig featuring Sam Rockwell and Ben Shwartz. Prior to that Beth designed the BFI Funded BBC Short film DIAGNOSIS directed by Eva Riley and featuring Charlotte Spencer. Beth has also worked with director Dominic Dromgoole on his debut feature MAKING NOISE QUIETLY shot in London and various locations in Germany. Beth has recently designed a BBC Three Comedy directed by Mustapha Ksiebati featuring Humza Arshad and Nina Wadia.

Beth has worked with Chris Balmond, Jamie & Jamie and Charles Mehling on commercial and music promo projects.

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