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We are delighted to announce Hair & Make Up Designer Laura Miles has joined the roster.

Laura is an established Hair and Make Up Designer with TV Credits including Stath Lets Flats S2, People Just Do Nothing S5, Award Winning Killed By My Debt, and Award Winning Love The Sinner.

For film Laura designed Ella Jones stylised Sarah Chong is going to Kill Herself, produced by Bluebird Pictures as well as End-O directed by Alice Seabright and Miss Fortunate directed by Ella Jones and starring Ben Whishaw.

Laura regularly works with the People Just Do Nothing cast, most recently on a commercial for Santander plus Comic Relief specials including Ed Sheeran. Laura’s other commercial work includes spots directed by AG Rojas, Billy Rainey and Sam Wrench.

For all bookings please contact Lucy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In/Development showcases behind-the-scenes talent within feature films, television, video games and commercials.

Last month saw the second event from In/Development where it showcased descriptive presentations from Cinematographer Diana Olifirova, Make Up Designer Dorita Nissen and Choreographer Suzette Brissett. They discussed how they got to where they are today, their favourite parts of the job and the struggles they have overcome so far.

The night began with Director of Photography Diana Olifirova talking about her work on Short Films and how she has adapted in many challenging situations, such as language barriers and creating kit on a job to get the result she wanted. Diana also spoke about one of her favourite shorts she has worked on, comedy Not Today (Davay Ne Syogodni), which is about an elderly couple planning to die. Not Today also was Winner of the Best Short Film award at Trieste Film Festival.

Next up was Make Up Designer, Dorita Nissen. Dorita explained how her passion for make-up started to develop as a child, where she took make-up inspiration from her idols, such as Madonna. Dorita described her journey from Denmark, to Miami to England, and how she began working with famous artist Romero Britto, and big-name brands such as Estee Lauder and Laura Mercier. Now Dorita showcases her skills on many commercials for brands such as; Adidas, Coca Cola, Gilette, Jaguar, Levis, Celine, Nike, Rimmel and Puma.

The event was set up by Ross Olivey, Ed Roberts-Graver and Nick Lewis who work at creative development studio, The Late Misters. The Late Misters help creative visions come to life by Screenwriting, Treatment Writing/Directors Interpretation, Visual Research, Mood Reels, Concept Art, Storyboards and Treatment Design.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIANA OLIFIROVA / CV / WEBSITE   //   DORITA NISSEN / CV / WEBSITE

 

Featuring cinematography from Dale McCready NZCS, the first images of Belgravia have appeared. Belgravia is directed by John Alexander and created by Julian Fellowes, who created the hugely successful period drama, Downton Abbey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DALE MCCREADY NZCS / CV / WEBSITE

In/Development showcases behind-the-scenes talent working within feature films, television, video games and commercials. The next event is tonight and is featuring exciting and informative presentations from Make Up Designer Dorita Nissen and Cinematographer Diana Olifirova.

 

Production Designer Sean Hogan and Costume Designer Cynthia Lawrence John spoke at the previous In/Development event, which was set up by Ross Olivey, Ed Roberts-Graver and Nick Lewis who work at creative development studio, The Late Misters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DORITA NISSEN / CV / WESBITE   //   DIANA OLIFIROVA / CV / WEBSITE

Wizzo & Co is delighted to announce Director of Photography, Peter Simonite CSC, has joined the roster.

 

Peter has shot Features such as; Voice from the Stone (starring Emilia Clarke, Marton Csokas), Fairhaven (starring Sarah Paulson, Chris Messina) which was Winner of the Best Feature Award at New Hampshire Film Festival 2012 and Official Selection at the Tribeca Film Festival 2012, The Perfect Guy (starring Sanaa Lathan, Michael Ealy), and Skateland (starring Ashley Greene, Brett Cullen) which was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival 2010.

 

Simonite also shot second unit cinematography on critically acclaimed feature, Tree of Life (main unit cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki ASC). Directed by Terrence Malick and starring Brad Pitt, Sean Penn and Jessica Chastain, the feature was nominated for 3 Oscars, and had another 112 wins and 117 nominations over the festival circuit.

 

Peter is also busy in the world of commercials, shooting for big brands such as; Apple, Nike, Google, Uber, Volkswagen, and Samsung. Peter works regulary with directors: Arni Thor Jonsson, The Mercadantes, The Malloys and the Guard Brothers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PETER SIMONITE CSC / CV / WEBISTE

Director of Photography Franklin Dow’s latest work is music promo Stand By for new artist LORYN (Ft. Rudimental). Stand By is the Official Song of the International Cricket Council Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 which begins on the 30th May.

 

Directed by Dan Henshaw through Common People Films. Franklin fashioned a contraption he named “The Sea Bird”, which was made of wood, foam and a fish tank. This was to capture the ball in the water shot.

 

Watch Franklin’s latest work and the ICC Cricket World Cup official theme song music promo HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRANKLIN DOW / CV / WEBSITE

Production Designer Damien Creagh shows his latest work in the new Warburtons commercial, GoodBagels, which features Robert De Niro.

 

Directed by Declan Lowney through Another Film Company, the commercial features a Godfather-esque comedy battle of the Bagel between Bolton and New York City.

 

“Sit back and watch the dough roll in” and view the commercial HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAMIEN CREAGH / CV / WEBSITE

Costume Designer Buki Ebiesuwa styles the major new T-Mobile commercial directed by Ernest Desumbila through PPM Film. Set in a virtual world, the spot features high fashion and custom designed pieces by Buki.

Watch the T-Mobile commercial HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BUKI EBIESUWA / CV / WEBSITE

Featuring cinematography from Richard Mott, The Corrupted is a 2019 crime drama directed by Ron Scalpello (My Name is Lenny) and stars Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games, Me Before You), Charlie Murphy (Peaky Blinders, Happy Valley), Timothy Spall (Sweeney Todd, The King’s Speech, Harry Potter) and Hugh Bonneville (Notting Hill, Downton Abbey).

 

The narrative centres around life in London when Britain was finalising their bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games. Low-value land in the East End became prime real estate over-night and The Corrupted follows ex-convict, Liam (Claflin), trying to win back his family after falling in with the wrong crowd.

 

The Hollywood Reporter states “cinematographer Richard Mott makes good use of East London’s post-regeneration zones as visual backdrop – not just the shiny new Olympic Park area but also other high-rise developments that have begun crowding the city’s skyline in recent years”, while The Guardian boasts Richard Mott’s framing of the capital’s moneyed hotspots are “striking”.

 

The Corrupted is in cinemas now. Watch the trailer HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RICHARD MOTT / CV / WEBSITE

Directed by Sam McMullen, The Cocaine Famine features cinematography from Hamish Anderson and stars Brian Martin (Shakespeare’s Globe: Titus Andronicus), Manus Halligan (Metal Heart, Rebellion) and Glenn Speers (Misfits, Doctor Who).

 

The Cocaine Famine is an black-comedy based in rural Ireland where two Irish drug-dealers Jacko and Niallser, have captured a cockney rival named Andy, who they hold responsible for their missing stash of cocaine. Unfortunately for Andy, the drug dealers have an issue with the English that dates the whole way back to the ‘Famine’.

 

The Cocaine Famine was shown as part of the Official Selection at the 63rd Cork Film Festival, Ireland 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HAMISH ANDERSON / CV / WESBITE