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As part of the FIFA 18 ‘El Tornado’ campaign, Smuggler have followed up with a Christmas-specific spot for both XBOX and Playstation, featuring Hair and Make Up by Designer Bethany Swan.

Directed by Jamie Rafn, it features a player distracted by the distinctive football move while out walking in wintery London.

 

 

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In preparation for its festival run, and to tease the (Harris Dickinson) market…. this is the latest still released from Production Designer Ollie Tiong’s most recent feature Postcards From London directed by Steve McLean.

Produced through The Bureau films and filmed mostly in studio, Ollie created and effectively re-built London’s streets of Soho…

British Council: “Essex boy Jim is so beautiful you’d think a Greek sculpture had just come to life, but with no future in the cultural-desert that is his small town and the prospect of fame, fortune and cultural stimulation beckoning in Soho, like many before him, Jim journeys to London.

“On his first night, Jim is robbed and left penniless. He spends the night in an intricately made DIY cardboard box home with a homeless kid who suggests he join ‘The Raconteurs’ – a coterie of male escorts whose unique selling point is their encyclopaedic knowledge of the arts.

“What follows is Jim’s comic descent from unsuccessful escort, to artist’s muse and art authenticator – a journey complicated by a rare psychosomatic condition called ‘Stendhal Syndrome’ which renders him painfully oversensitive to art. Jim’s encounters with paintings by artists such as Caravaggio cause fainting and hallucinations. But while this condition threatens to bring about his downfall it might also open up new opportunities if Jim is willing to grab them.”

The feature will hit the festival circuit in 2018…

 

 

OLLIE TIONG | CV | WEBSITE

ITV drama Bancroft starring Sarah Parish and shot by Richard Stoddard continues tonight at 9pm.

Directed by John Hayes this 4 part drama airing on consecutive nights stars Parish as DCI Elizabeth Bancroft, a detective with secrets in her past… but this is not your typical detective drama.

Richard recently won the BAFTA Cymru for his work on feature film The Passing directed by Gareth Bryn – TRAILER

 

 

RICHARD STODDARD | CV | WEBSITE

Production Designer Damien Creagh joins the roster with his latest feature, Yardie, set to premiere in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Film Festival 2018.

Damien joins with a wealth of experience, having designed both the short and subsequent BAFTA nominated feature film Notes On Blindness, directed by Peter Middleton & James Spinney – winner of the BIFA for Best Documentary. The feature encompasses dreams, memory and imaginative life, excavating the interior world of blindness and the life of writer and theologian John Hull who went blind just days before the brith of his son in 1983 – TRAILER

His latest feature, Yardie, is the directorial feature debut of Idris Elba. Funded by the BFI and filmed on location in Jamaica and London, this is an adaptation of Victor Headley’s 1992 novel. Starring Aml Ameen, Akin Gazi and BIFA Winner (Most Promising Newcomer) Naomi Ackie, the narrative explores the experiences of a boy who moves from Jamaica to London.

Other features include BIFA nominated Nina Forever directed by The Blaine Brothers, as well as Road Games directed by Abner Pastoll.

Damien is shortly to wrap drama In The Long Run, created by Idris Elba – Damien joined the production immediately after wrapping Yardie. Based on Elba’s youth, the story is set in the 1980s when he and his family lived on a Council estate in North London.

 

 

DAMIEN CREAGH | CV | WEBSITE

Careful how You Go makes its World Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January!

Written and directed by Emerald Fennell with cinematography from Matthew Emvin Taylor and starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Flea-bag, Broadchurch), Charlotte Ritchie (Fresh Meat, Call The Midwife) and Linda Bassett (East is East, Calandar Girls)

Playing in the International Narrative Short Films category, Careful How You Go is a dark comedic three-part short film about malevolent women.

The Sundance Film Festival will run from January 18th-28th in Park City, Utah.

Feature Juliet, Naked will receive its World Premiere at Sundance 2018.

Directed by Jesse Peretz (Girls, Divorce, Glow) and adapted from Nick Hornby’s novel, the film stars Ethan Hawke, Rose Byrne and Chris O’Dowd. Filmed in the UK earlier this year, Sarah joined the production shortly after wrapping Sebastian Leilo’s feature Disobedience produced by and starring Rachel Weisz, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Juliet, Naked was produced by Judd Apatow and scripted by Tamara Jenkins and Jim Taylor (who won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for Sideways).

 

 

SARAH FINLAY | CV | WEBSITE

Cinematographer Adam Barnett worked with director Jack Retallack on The Things I See: Living With Psychosis… part of the Radio 1 stories on BBCiPlayer – WATCH.

Shot over 5 days in and around the UK, The Things I See focuses on 3 separate true life stories about mental health and psychosis. Through a series of interviews and reconstructions, each story is brought to life in turn highlighting that mental health can affect anyone and everyone.

Adam’s work highlights the conflict each story portrays… a view through a wire fence connotes a world out of reach; a light at the end of a corridor is preceded by darkness; even windows suggest another, unreachable world through composition alone.

You can view The Things I See on BBCiPlayer NOW.

 

 

ADAM BARNETT | CV | WEBSITE

Award winning feature film My Feral Heart directed by Jane Gull with cinematography by Susie Salavati is released on DVD today 27.11.2017.

My Feral Heart was nominated for 3 awards at the BIFAs and won best Feature Drama at Cinequest, Best Narrative Feature at Fargo and Best Editing at Woodstock.

The film follows Luke as he moves to a care home after the death of his mother for whom he was the sole carer. Luke is much more able and independent than his peers and uses his time at the house to develop friendships and pursue self discovery.

The Guardian: “There’s a lot to like here, including the thoughtful portrait of disability, director Jane Gull’s knack with performers of all ability, and the shimmering cinematography by Susanne Salavati.”

The film is available to watch on the BFI PLAYER.

 

 

 

SUSIE SALAVATI | CV | WEBSITE

Cinematographer David Procter continues shooting a Netflix Original Drama.

So far, 6 months in, the production has shot in Yorkshire & Norway… the shoot now continues in London.

Under an embargo, cast, genre and storyline remain under wraps… David is shooting the entire series, which wraps early next year.

Check the obligatory crew photo, with David (bottom row 2nd from the left) & DIT Mark Kozlowski (bottom right) taking centre stage.

 

 

DAVID PROCTER | CV | WEBSITE