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Feature documentary Kingdom Of Us picks up the Grierson Award for Best Documentary at BFI LFF 2017.

Directed by Lucy Cohen with cinematography by Charlie Goodger, reviews from The Guardian and Screendaily described Cohen’s film as “a layered, jigsaw-like portrait of a knotted family unit…” and an “impressive, deftly edited documentary feature debut.”

The Guardian – Review
Screendaily – Review

Kingdom Of Us is available to stream NOW on Netflix.

 

 

CHARLIE GOODGER | CV | WEBSITE

Production Designer Dan Betteridge’s latest commercial for Gillette, features & promotes the world of Marvel & is directed by Lieven Van Baelen

Filmed over 3 days in Ukraine, on location and in studio, the spot involves multiple builds, explosions and a certain Atlantean seen a water tank as scientists experiment how how to eradicate the sting of shaving in salt water…

 

 

DAN BETTERIDGE | CV | WEBSITE

Feature documentary Kingdom Of Us premiered at the BFI LFF 7 October 2017 & streams on Netflix 13.10.2017.

Directed by Lucy Cohen with cinematography by Charlie Goodger, reviews from The Guardian and Screendaily describe Cohen’s film as “a layered, jigsaw-like portrait of a knotted family unit…” and an “impressive, deftly edited documentary feature debut.”

The Guardian – Review
Screendaily – Review

This is an examination filmed over 3 years of a family in recovery following the suicide of their husband and father in 2007, deftly handled by Cohen, supported by archival footage and Charlie’s considered camerawork.

Check the TRAILER

 

 

CHARLIE GOODGER | CV | WEBSITE

Richard Stoddard picked up a BAFTA Cymru on Sunday 10 October for Best Cinematography for his work on feature The Passing / Yr Ymadawiad directed by Gareth Bryn.

Shot in 2015 The Passing is billed as the first Welsh language genre feature… two young lovers crash their car into a ravine in the remote mountains of Wales and wake up in a world untouched by time.

Review – Hollywood Reporter

This is Richard’s second BAFTA Cymru, he previously won in 2014 for an episode of Hinterland entitled Y Gwyll, directed by Marc Evans.

 

 

RICHARD STODDARD | CV | WEBSITE

Baz Irvine won Best Factual at BAFTA Cymru on Sunday 8 October for his work on The Aberfan Young Wives Club directed by Marc Evans (Evans also won Best Director).

The documentary aired on ITV 50 years on from the disaster in the small Welsh village of Aberfan.

The documentary marks the 50th anniversary of the Aberfan disaster, in which the catastrophic collapse of a colliery spoil tip killed 116 children and 28 adults in the village school and surrounding houses.

Featuring testimony from those affected by the tragedy, which happened on October 21, 1966, alongside extensive archive footage of the disaster and its aftermath, the documentary provides a vivid insight into the lives of South Wales families at the time, and how the disaster affected the whole community.

The documentary looks into the emotional impact on the community, that followed more than 40,000 cubic metres of accumulated rock and shale suddenly starting to slide downhill in the form of slurry, engulfing the village and inundating classrooms at Pantglas Junior School, where young children and teachers died either from impact or suffocation.

The victims’ relatives, including mothers of children who died – some speaking publicly for the first time – reveal how their spirit endured and the village quietly rebuilt itself over the years that followed, focusing in particular on a group of local women who came together in the wake of the tragedy and have met each week for the last half-century – the Aberfan Young Wives.

 

 

BAZ IRVINE | CV | WEBSITE

When Cinematographer Gary Shaw met Margot Robb: Nissan Electrical Ambassador…

Directed by Bryan Buckley (Hungry Man) and shot by Gary Shaw, this Nissan commercial details Robbie’s ‘mobile’ life utilising electricity at its core, plus an ‘electric van-towing’ record is set as the new e-NV2000 is the first electric van to tow a house using an electric van.

Filmed over 1 day in studio and on location, Robbie talks to camera with aplomb.

 

 

GARY SHAW | CV | WEBSITE

DOP Oli Russell shoots brand new comedy series Hang Ups. Due to air in 2018, the show will run over 6 half hour instalments and features an all star cast including: David Tennant, Stephen Mangan and Richard E. Grant.

The show is an adaption of Lisa Kudrow’s Web Therapy and centres around a comical exchange between a psychotherapist and his patients.

Channel 4: “Hang Ups is a farcical, dark and perceptive comedy about a man trying to help other people keep their shit together while his own inexorably falls apart.”

 

 

OLI RUSSELL | CV | WEBSITE

 

 

Two short films featuring Costume Design by Jonni Fitzgerald have won awards as part of the UK Film Festival season 2017.

Fighter’ directed by Bugsy Riverbank Steel, has been awarded the Jury Prize of the London Calling Festival. Produced through film company Moxie, the short centres on the tense minutes before a boxing match, as a boxer with Down’s syndrome fights for his right to compete in the ring.

Cla’am’ is a dark surreal comedy about a local man who becomes convinced that a vast conspiracy is behind the impossibly rapid gentrification in his London area. Written and Directed by Nathaniel Martello-White, the film won Best UK Short Film at the Raindance Festival.

 

 

 

JONNI FITZGERALD | CV | WEBSITE

 

James Hatt joined director Adam Berg (Smuggler) on this spot for FIFA featuring Cristiano Ronaldo and shot on location in London, Manchester & Spain.

James dressed and built multiple living rooms in various parts of the world, including South Korea, India and South America.

Recent directors for James include Ne-o, Storm Hansen, Woof Wan Bau.

 

 

JAMES HATT | CV | WEBSITE

Tin Star continues on Sky Atlantic tonight, and Safe House concludes on ITV.  

Shot by Baz Irvine, episode 4 of the tense thriller NCZS Safe House concludes at 9pm. Starring Stephen Moyer on the hunt for psychopath ‘The Crow’, The Observer: “Breathless from start to finish, this is prime-time crime drama at it’s most compelling. Don’t miss it.” 

With Lead Cinematography by Dale McCready NZCS Tin Star continues on Sky Atlantic. Created, scripted and directed by Rowan Joffe, Tim Roth and Christina Hendricks star in this Canadian Western set in a small town in The Rocky Mountains. “Cinematically shot and twangingly soundtracked, Tin Star [is] a noirish thriller. Its backwoods setting and eccentric townsfolk would have rung bells for Fargo fans, while Roth [is] quietly charismatic.” The Telegraph

  

 

 

BAZ IRVINE | CV | WEBSITE // DALE McCREADY | CV | WEBSITE