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Congratulations to Billie Piper whose directorial feature debut, Rare Beasts, will premiere at the Venice Film Festival.

Rare Beasts was shot by Patrick Meller, with Costume Designs by Grace Snell and Hair & Make Up by Bethany Swan. Lily James, David Thewlis and Piper star in what has been described as an ‘anti rom-com’.

The Venice Film Festival runs from 28 August to 7 September 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PATRICK MELLER || CV || WEBSITE // GRACE SNELL || CV || WEBSITE // BETHANY SWAN || CV || WEBSITE

Diana joins the ranks of those chosen by the BSC as The New Wave Of Cinematographers.

Working across commercials, music promos, short films, TV drama and features, Diana covers the entire creative spectrum.

A firm eye on the collaboration process, and an ability to push boundaries cement her stance as a cinematographer of depth and process.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The nominees for the 71st Emmy Awards have recently been released, with Killing Eve Season 2 among those taking centre stage.

Cinematographer Damian Bromley shot Block 2 (Eps 3 and 4) of the acclaimed drama, with his episode ‘Desperate Times’ earning director Lisa Bruhlmann a nod in the category of Directing for a Drama series.

Commissioned by BBC America, the series is a contender for a score of other awards including Best Drama series, as well as Lead Actress for both Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer – winners will be announced at the awards ceremony set to take place Sunday 22nd September.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This week marks 50 years since Apollo 11 landed on the moon, when a rocket called Saturn 5 took three astronauts into space and changed NASA’s history forever.

 

In celebration of the monumental day, Moon directed by Duncan Jones is being shown at the Barbican cinema on the 19th August, with cinematography by Gary Shaw.

 

Watch the trailer for Moon HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Directed by Elfar Adalsteins, feature End of Sentence is a drama starring Oscar nominee, John Hawkes (Winter’s Bone, Contagion) and Logan Lerman (Perks of Being a Wallflower, Fury). Shot by cinematographer Karl Oskarsson IKS, the feature is based on a trying relationship between a father and son as they travel from Alabama to Ireland to spread their wife & mother’s ashes in her hometown.

 

End of Sentence received its World Premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival and has been described by The Hollywood Reporter as an “emotionally raw road movie” with the “ample potential for turning festival buzz into box office returns”. The Hollywood Reporter also gave it a very positive review: “End of Sentence is a familiar story at heart, but beautifully observed, sensitively played and smart enough to wrong-foot audience expectations whenever the plot gets too comfortable.”

 

The Hollywood Reporter admires the beauty in Director of Photography Karl Oskarsson IKS’ work, stating: “Adalsteins maintains an impressively steady hand for a first-time director, while he and cinematographer Karl Oskarsson shoot the lush Irish countryside with majestic aerial shots that manage to look ravishing without resorting to twinkle-eyed Emerald Isle cliché.” While Variety said: “the rolling, tousled Emerald Isle scenery flashing by the car window shot lucidly but not over-prettily by Karl Oskarsson, doesn’t hurt either.”

 

Watch the trailer for End of Sentence HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KARL OSKARSSON IKS / CV / WEBSITE

Pride: Jubilee celebrates the LGBTQ+ community and features Production Design by Anna Rhodes and Costume Design by Grace Snell.

 

Pride: Jubilee is directed by Fred Rowson (Blink) and explores the history of liberation. Pride in London put out an open call to the community to select moments in history that they believed define what ‘Pride’ is.

 

The campaign celebrates 50 years of Queer Revolt; “I’m here, I’m queer, yes sometimes I am afraid , but I am never ashamed because I am proud of who I am.”

 

Watch Pride: Jubilee HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Production Designer Anna Rhodes designed this year’s Pride spot – Jubilee.

Amongst other creative elements, Anna designed the protest signs that are featured in this year’s campaign, and the posters are now on display in the Pride in London pop-up shop on Neal Street, Covent Garden.

Anna carried out research at the Bishopsgate Institute and also Gay’s The Word, a pioneering LGBTQ+ bookshop in Bloomsbury.

Directed by Fred Rowson (Blink), the spot explores historic elements of the LGBTQ+ movement stemming from 1969 through to the present day.

Watch Pride: Jubilee HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANNA RHODES / CV / WEBSITE

Cinematographer Steven Ferguson joins Wizzo & Co.

Steven joins after shooting his debut feature, Perfect 10, directed by Eva Riley.

The feature was developed though the iFeatures process, and is co-produced by The Bureau. Chosen as part of the Great 8 at the Cannes Film Festival, Perfect 10 hits the festival circuit soon.

In the lead up to Steven’s first long form narrative feature, he shot a number of short films: Vimeo Staff Pick Woe Is Me directed by Simon Cartwright won 1st Prize at Rhode Island Film Festival. Other shorts include Eva Riley’s Diagnosis, and Sex Ed directed by Alice Seabright, both of which have played at festivals worldwide. The Truthful Phone, directed by Carl Rock and currently in post, will be narrated by Michael Sheen.

Recently Steven worked with actor/director Simon Bird on pilot/teaser Wrecking Ball produced through Two Brothers.

Commercials include a recent Oasis spot directed by Jamie Delaney (RSA), Amazon Audible directed by Floris Ramaekers (Sassy) and BT for Simon Ross (Pretzel).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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We are delighted to announce Costume Designer & Stylist Nil Tomakan has joined the Wizzo & Co. roster.

Nil is an experienced Costume Designer & Stylist using her bold and colourful aesthetic in Commercials and high end Music Promos.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nil regularly collaborates with Directors such as Zac Ella, Daps, Ninian Doff, & Mathery, working internationally as well as from her base in London.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nil’s promo’s include Rag n Bone Man, M.I.A, Skepta, Kasabian, Jorja Smith & Bloc Party to name a few.

 

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Everyman Cinemas have collaborated with Apple Music to bring us the new Everyman: Music Makes You Feel Film campaign. Shot by Director of Photography, Tim Sidell and directed by Sophie Jones at Partizan, the new commercial shows us a symphony of music through different experiences and situations.

 

The commercial has been described as a “visual treat” and “surreal and cinematic”. The spot aims to broadcast the power that music plays in film and features three British artists, Obongiavar, Celeste and Master Peace.

 

Tim’s commercial is being screened at Everyman Cinemas across the country.

 

Watch Everyman: Music Makes You Feel Film HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TIM SIDELL / CV / WEBSITE