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God’s Own Country previews at the BFI on 22.08.2017 (+ Q&A with writer-director Francis Lee and actors Josh O’Connor and Alec Secareanu).

The debut feature from director Lee, God’s Own Country stars O’Connor as Johnny Saxby, a young Yorkshire sheep farmer whose life is turned upside down by the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker Gheorghe Ionescu (Secareanu).

Production Design by Stephane Collonge and Hair & Makeup Design by Bean Ellis.

Awards include the prestigious Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017, and Best Director in the World Dramatic category at Sundance Film Festival 2017. Other festivals include Berlinale, Galway Film Fleadh, Melbourne International Film Festival, LA OutFest, San Francisco Int’l Film Festival…

Production Designer Stephane Collonge’s previous work includes My Brother the DevilThe Hippopotamus and Joanna Hogg’s Archipelago and Unrelated.

Hair & Make Up Designer Bean Ellis has recently wrapped feature film Patrick directed by Mandie Fletcher and starring Beattie Edmondson, and she also designed critically acclaimed The Levelling (Production Design by Sarah Finlay) directed by Hope Dickson Leach.

 

STEPHANE COLLONGE | CV | WEBSITE // BEAN ELLIS | CV | WEBSITE

Wrapping this week… Cinematographer Patrick Meller & director Ninian Doff.

There’s little to tell on this project as all details remain under embargo, but the shoot happened, it took 4 weeks, it wasn’t in London…

What we can reveal…

The Sky Summer short Dream Land shot by Patrick is available On Demand, was scripted by Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe, Divorce) and directed by MJ Delaney… it stars Morgana Robinson, Sheridan Smith, Frances Barber and was shot in location in Margate.

Beast, a BFI/Creative England funded short directed by Leonora Lonsdale and shot by Patrick, will shortly hit festivals and stars Billie Piper & Sinead Cusack – check out the posters…

 

 

 

PATRICK MELLER | CV | WEBSITE

This is the first released still from feature Postcards From London, with Production Design by Ollie Tiong.

 

 

Directed by Steve McLean and produced through The Bureau, it stars Harris Dickinson (Beach Rats, Trust) as Essex boy Jim… check the below synopsis on the British Council Website…

“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 encyclopedic 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.”

McLeans’s previous feature Postcards From America was released in 1994 to critical acclaim.

For Ollie the shoot involved multiple studio builds in recreating the ‘seedy’ and neon lit streets of Soho in the 1980s. Previous drama work includes features Implementation directed by Ellis Farrell and The Devil Went Down to Islington directed by Dan Wilson, as well as award winning shorts The Knackerman directed Tom Shrapnell and Sticky directed by Richard Turley.

Postcards From London will hit the festival circuit soon…

OLLIE TIONG | CV | WEBSITE

Tom Gander designed a series of commercials for director Paul Gore (Iconoclast) for Northern Trust.

Shot in studio the spots detail the intricacies of design, from jewellery to architecture to robotics… the palette of each design highlighting the focus of each entrepreneur.

 

 

TOM GANDER | CV | WEBSITE

Mattias Nyberg is back and around for commercials after wrapping on the final ever series of Detectorists. The Bafta winning series stars Mackenzie Crook (who also created and directs), Toby Jones and Amiee-Ffion Edwards.

Mattias works regularly on short form with Jeff Low (Biscuit Filmworks), Michael Clowater (Smuggler) I Owe Youth (Caviar), Paul Gay and Sam Hibbard (Somesuch).

Welcome back Mattias!

 

New work continues to air shot by DOP David Procter as he continues to shoot an embargoed drama for a major streaming site…

Post Office Identity Fraud: Heist directed by Simon Ellis utilises operating that sinks the viewer deep into the onscreen turmoil of violence & threat. Shot on location in London the commercial succinctly highlights that the biggest theft to counter right now relates to your identity.

 

 

DAVID PROCTER | CV | WEBSITE

DOP Molly Manning Walker joins the roster. Fresh from the buzz of her short film More Hate Than Fear (which is currently a Vimeo Staff Pick) we welcome her to the roster.

More Hate Than Fear (dir Billy Boyd Cape) was part of the Official Selection at London Short Film Festival, Int’l Filmfest Emden-Norderney and Indieflicks Int’l Filmfest. Check out the trailer HERE and have a read of a recent interview with  DAZED in which Molly discusses the inspiration behind the film.

 

Molly has a great style to her work – her operating and framing are extremely crafted and considered.

 

Molly has strong creative partnerships with directors Billy Boyd Cape and Frank Lebon, working on music promos for artists including KWAYE and Mount Kimbie.

 

She has recently wrapped on a Stella McCartney and Hunger shoot with dir Philippa Price through RANKIN and is about to shoot with director Ivana Bobic through Riff Raff.

 

 

MOLLY MANNING WALKER | CV | WEBSITE

Cinematographer Tim Sidell collaborates once again with director Tom Beard (Iconoclast) on artist Jessie Ware’s new promo, Midnight. Shot on location over one week in Spain, mostly from dusk until dawn, this is the first promo released of two…

The next promo (shot in the same week) is a prequel to this sequel… so more music to come from Beard & Sidell, as well as… well, watch this space.

 

 

TIM SIDELL | CV | WEBSITE

Check out the first commercial Cinematographer Dan Bronks shot since joining the agency, now on air – BT Sports: Being Dele Alli directed by Pedro Martin-Callero (Colonel Blimp).

Shot over 3 shoot days in London with a multitude of prep and a few pre lights, the spot explores footballer Dele Alli’s fictional transition from footballer > basketball player > boxer > kick boxer before a kid blocks his view of the TV as he sits on the sofa in his living room taking in… BT Sports.

A technical feast – BT Sports: Being Dele Alli

 

 

DAN BRONKS | CV | WEBSITE