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Feature film CHICKEN directed by Joe Stephenson & shot by Eben Bolter is NOW IN Cinemas – TRAILER.

Starring Scott Chambers, Yasmin Paige & Morgan Watkins, this is the feature debut for director Joe Stephenson.

Sir Ian McKellen leads the way in praising the film… “an astonishing debut; intriguing, enchanting, moving’.

Little White Lies: “a raw hard hitting and beautiful depiction of a troubled relationship. A grand mixture of dark and light, that’s not afraid to discuss dark topics in a refreshing way.”

Stephen Frears: “a striking young director”.

Empire Magazine: “absorbing drama from debut director Joe Stephenson” – 4 STAR Review

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In celebration of William Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary of his death, the British Council & the BBC have created modernised versions of JULIUS CAESAR, MACBETH and A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM with talent from the Wizzo & Co. roster.

Game of Thrones’ Mark Stanley features in Pedro Martin Calero’s adaptation of ACT I SC II of JULIUS CAESAR (Colonel Blimp) with Costumes designed and custom made by GRACE SNELL and hair and make up by DORITA NISSEN. The British Council asked GRACE to talk through her inspirations and design process for the costumes of JULIUS CAESAR which can be viewed here.

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Director David Wilson brought MACBETH ACT I SC V to life with Vicky McClure (This is England & Line of Duty) alongside a dark and powerful manga animation. GRACE SNELL was brought in to source costumes for McClure’s modern Lady Macbeth.

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For the BBC’s Shakespearean offering, BAFTA winning Russell T Davies has shaken up A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM for the modern age with director David Kerr and Cinematographer DALE MCREADY NZCS at the helm. The 90-minute screen adaptation of the classic Shakespeare farce stars John Hannah as the authoritarian Theseus, Maxine Peake as the punky Titania and Matt Lucas as the infamous Bottom.

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Watch MACBETH.

Watch JULIUS CAESAR.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM will air on BBC1 on Bank Holiday Monday (30 May) at 20:30.

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Cinematographer CHARLIE GOODGER joins the Wizzo & Co. Roster.

Since graduating from the NFTS Charlie shot his first feature IO, ARELECCHINO, with director Matteo Bino on location in Italy – he is currently collaborating with director Lucy Cohen on some long form drama projects.

Familiar with all formats this promo for Jono McCleery directed by Geej Ower (Greatcoat Films) was shot on 35mm and chosen as a Vimeo Staff Pick.

Other promos include JP Cooper’s track ‘Closer’ directed by Drew Cox, which features Nicholas Pinnock (pictured below) and Honne: All In The Value, directed by Geej Ower which premiered on NOWNESS.

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Charlie is a graduate of the NFTS – his graduation film Z1 directed by Gabriel Gauchet won the 2013 BIFA award for Best Short Film.

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FLOWERS staring Olivia Colman and Anna Chancellor starts tonight on C4 with a double bill from 10pm and then every night until Friday’s finale!

Written by BAFTA nominated Will Sharpe, FLOWERS tells the story of an eccentric family (the ‘Flowers’), struggling to hold themselves together. Maurice (author of twisted children’s books ‘The Grubbs’) and Deborah are a husband and wife who are barely together but yet to divorce. As Maurice fights inner demons and dark secrets, Deborah tries to keep the family together at all costs and becomes increasingly suspicious that Maurice is in a secret homosexual relationship with his Japanese illustrator, Shun.

FLOWERS | JAMIE CAIRNEY | CV

 

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Opening the Festival
SET THE THAMES ON FIRE
Directed by Ben Charles Edwards
21 April 2016 at 20:45 at NFT1 BFI Southbank
Cinematographer SERGIO DELGADO
Production Designer JAMES HATT
Costume Designer JEFFREY MICHAEL

 

The feature is nominated for the Loco Discovery Award and features an ensemble cast including Noel Fielding, David Hoyle, Sally Phillips, Morgana Robinson and Sadie Frost, with the two leads played by Max Bennett & Michael Winder.

This is the UK premiere and the feature debut of visionary director Ben Charles Edwards. With echoes of Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Terry Gilliam, and “brimming with visual invention… [and] terrific fantasy conceits” (The Hollywood Reporter), SET THE THAMES ON FIRE received its world premiere at Palm Springs Int’l Film Festival 2016.

SERGIO DELGADO has recently wrapped on POLDARK II & has shot a number of Spanish features previously… he lives in the UK.

This is JAMES HATT‘s debut feature film, having previously designed many shorts including, most recently, DREAMLANDS directed by Sara Dunlop.

Costume Designer JEFFREY MICHAEL has recently joined the roster, and this is also his feature debut having worked on a number of short film and commercial projects with director Ben Charles Edwards, including WILL NATURE MAKE A MAN OF ME YET (also designed by JAMES HATT) for Sadie Frost’s brand Frost French.

 

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Closing the Festival
HOT PROPERTY
Directed by Max McGill
1 May 2016  at 18:30 at Picturehouse Central
Cinematographer MATTIAS NYBERG
Production Designer SARAH JENNESON

 

Myanna Buring plays Melody Munroe, an intelligent corporate spy on a mission to save her home from rapacious developers. The script explores the London housing market, ‘clickbait culture’ & celebrity chefs and is the feature debut from director Max McGill.

This is MATTIAS NYBERG‘s fifth feature, & follows on from the critical success of SUPERBOB directed by Jon Drever which won the Loco Discovery Award in 2015.

It is the feature debut for Production Designer SARAH JENNESON, who has designed TV drama as well as short films.

 

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Wizzo & Co are delighted to announce the addition of Costume Designer JEFFREY MICHAEL to the roster.

JEFFREY designed the dystopian fantasy feature film SET THE THAMES ON FIRE directed by visionary filmmaker Ben Charles Edwards which premiered at Palm Spring International Film Festival. Set in the distant future, SET THE THAMES ON FIRE features lurid East London characters played by NOEL FIELDING, SALLY PHILIPS and co producer SADIE FROST.

JEFFREY regularly works with Ben Charles Edwards, most recently on his fashion led commercial for FROST FRENCH (Blonde to Black Pictures).

He has also designed 1970s period short TO THE GRAVE (Esther Hegarty) and PRESENT (Joe Ballarini) featuring Sophie Kennedy Clark.

JEFFREY is a new member of BAFTA CREW.

For enquiries please contact Lucy or Lee at Wizzo.