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Director of Photography Molly Manning Walker has been interviewed by Lecture in Progress, a creative website whose aim is to “empower emerging talent with information and first-hand accounts that demystify the day-to-day workings of the creative world”.

 

The interview delves into Molly’s background, finding out the ins and outs of how she became the successful cinematographer she is today.

 

Molly explains the highs and lows of the job, her personal projects, who she finds inspiring, the power of social media and how she finds references and resources before a job.

 

Read Molly Manning Walker’s interview HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOLLY MANNING WALKER / CV / WEBSITE

Congratulations to all our clients who have been nominated for a UKMVA this year.

 

The UK Music Video Awards is an annual awards show that celebrates the talent behind the scenes that goes into making a successful music promo.

 

Director of Photography Ruben Woodin Dechamps has been nominated for Best Cinematography for his work on Kojey Radical’s music promo; 25. This spot was directed by Taz Tron Delix at Compulsory.

 

Director of Photography Molly Manning Walker has also been nominated for Best Cinematography for her work on the music promo Sundress by A$AP Rocky. Sundress was directed by Frank Lebon at Camera Club.

 

Hair and Make Up Designer Natasha Lawes has been nominated for Best Styling at the UKMVA’s for her Make Up, Hair, SFX Design and Tech-Costume work on the Lover Chanting promo for musical group Little Dragon. Lover Chanting was directed by Jack Whiteley and Joe Wills at Rattling Stick.

 

Watch Ruben Woodin Dechamps’ spot Kojey Radical: 25 HERE

 

Watch Molly Manning Walker’s spot A$AP Rocky: Sundress HERE

 

Watch Natasha Lawes spot Little Dragon: Lover Chanting HERE

 

Best of luck to all the nominees!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RUBEN WOODIN DECHAMPS / CV / WEBSITE

 

MOLLY MANNING WALKER / CV / WEBSITE

 

NATASHA LAWES / CV / WEBSITE

Nicola Daley ACS has now wrapped drama Paradise Lost.

 

Paradise Lost stars Gail Bean (Atlanta), Nick Nolte (Angel Has Fallen, Gangster Squad, Hotel Rwanda), Elaine Hendrix (The Parent Trap, Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion, Joan of Arcadia) and Josh Hartnett (Lucky Number Slevin, 30 Days of Night, Pearl Harbour) and is directed by Elodie Keene and Neema Barnette.  It was shot in Baton Rogue.

 

NICOLA DALEY ACS / CV / WEBSITE

The 27th edition of the EnergaCAMERIMAGE film festival will run from the 9-16 November this year in Toruń, Poland.

 

EnergaCAMERIMAGE celebrates the art of cinematography and this year Director of Photography, David Procter has been shortlisted for the Music Video Competition for his work on music promo Dermot Kennedy – Power Over Me.

 

Directed by Courtney Phillips at OB Management, the promo features a woman’s process in training to be a boxer alongside her final match.

 

Congratulations to David and all involved!

 

Watch music promo, Dermot Kennedy – Power Over Me HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAVID PROCTER / CV / WEBSITE

The 2019 BFI London Film Festival has begun, and Wizzo & Co would like to extend our congratulations to all of the roster who had work selected.

Several clients have short films screening at the festival including;

 

If You Knew directed by Stroma Cairns and shot by Director of Photography Ruben Woodin Dechamps – My Life, Whose Rules?

 

End-O directed by Alice Seabright, features Hair & Make Up Design by Laura Miles – Push the Button 

 

Stand Still directed by Isabella Wing-Davey features Production Design by Lucie Red – London Calling

 

Martha directed by Christopher Haydon features Cinematography by Aaron Reid – London Calling

 

Our Sister directed by Rosie Westhoff and shot by Cinematographer Molly Manning Walker with Costume Design by Cynthia Lawrence John – London Calling

 

Pompeii directed by Harry Lighton was also shot by Director of Photography Molly Manning Walker – The Culture

 

Tic directed by Josef Bates was shot by Director of Photography Franklin Dow – Joy to the World

 

Ruptures directed by Brad Butler and Noorafshan Mirza features work from Cinematographer Tim Sidell – In Vitro screening.

 

Some tickets are still available on the BFI Film Festival 2019 website HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RUBEN WOODIN DECHAMPS / CV / WEBSITE

LAURA MILES / CV / WEBSITE

LUCIE RED / CV / WEBSITE

AARON REID / CV / WEBSITE

MOLLY MANNING WALKER / CV / WEBSITE

CYNTHIA LAWRENCE JOHN / CV / WEBSITE

FRANKLIN DOW / CV / WEBSITE

TIM SIDELL / CV / WEBSITE

Wizzo & Co is very happy to announce Cinematographer, Joe Douglas has joined the agency.

Joe is a multi-versed cinematographer with a wealth of knowledge. Joe’s past experience includes being a Clapper Loader and then progressing as a Director of Photography. Joe has shot many commercials as a DOP including brands such as; Google, Nike, Adidas, Samsung, New Balance, Longines, LinkedIn, The Sunday Times as well as fashion spots including Vogue, Chanel and Missguided.

Joe Douglas also has experience shooting music promos including artists such as, Kojey Radical, Kwaye, Merck, Dolapo, whenyoung, Bad with Phones and Fieh.

Music promo Cello directed by Dora Somrani, went through the festival circuit and won Best Cinematography at International Music Video Underground.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOE DOUGLAS / CV / WEBSITE

Congratulations to all our clients with work screening at the BFI London Film Festival 2019.

 

Director of Photography, Sverre Sørdal FNF’s work features in County Lines. Directed by Henry Blake the film focuses around a 14-year-old boy who is groomed into selling class A drugs.

 

Rare Beasts features Cinematography from Patrick Meller, Costume Design by Grace Snell and Hair & Make Up Design by Bethany Swan. Rare Beasts is the directing feature-debut of Billie Piper (Doctor Who, Secret Diary of a Call Girl), and stars Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Baby Driver, Yesterday).

 

Hair and Make Up Design by Bethany Swan is also shown in the feature, Run. Directed by Scott Graham, Run is about young men who yearn for escapism through late-night drag races.

 

Production Design by Damien Creagh is shown in Calm with Horses. Based in Ireland and directed by Nick Rowland, Calm with Horses revolves around the father of an autistic child who is also having trouble with a drug dealing family.

 

Production Designer Sarah Finlay also has work showing in the form of feature, Rialto. Directed by Peter Mackie Burns, Rialto focuses around Colm, a happily married father of two in his mid-40s who is falling into a downward spiral after the death of his father and dealing with being made redundant in Dublin.

 

Perfect 10 is based on an aspiring teen gymnast meeting her half-brother that she didn’t know she had.  Shot by Director of Photography Steven Ferguson, Perfect 10 is directed by Eva Riley.

 

Days of the Bagnold Summer is directed by Simon Bird (The Inbetweeners, Friday Night Dinner) with Production Design by Lucie Red, and stars Monica Dolan (Sightseers, Black Mirror) , Earl Cave (The End of the F***ing World, Born to Kill), Tamsin Greig (Green Wing, Black Books) and Rob Brydon (Gavin & Stacey).

 

Director of Photography Susie Salavati shot feature-documentary, White Riot, playing in competition. Directed by Rubika Shah, White Riot explores the neo-Nazi National Front and how Punk music influenced politics in the late 70s in Britain.

 

The first two episodes of BBC television series Trigonometry will also screen at the BFI Film Festival. Featuring Production Design by Stéphane Collonge, Trigonometry is directed by Athina Rachel Tsangari and Stella Corradi and is based around a couple living in London who take in a roommate.

 

Get tickets for the BFI Film Festival HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SVERRE SØRDAL FNF / CV / WEBSITE

PATRICK MELLER / CV / WEBSITE

GRACE SNELL / CV / WEBSITE

BETHANY SWAN / CV / WEBSITE

DAMIEN CREAGH / CV / WEBSITE

SARAH FINLAY / CV / WEBSITE

LUCIE RED / CV / WEBSITE

SUSIE SALAVATI / CV / WEBSITE

STÉPHANE COLLONGE / CV / WEBSITE

 

 

Shot by Director of Photography Steven Ferguson, Perfect 10 will receive its World Premiere this October at the BFI London Film Festival 2019.

 

Directed by Eva Riley, Perfect 10 revolves around an aspiring teen gymnast living with her inattentive father, when she meets a half-brother that she didn’t know she had.

 

Click HERE to read the BFI page about Perfect 10.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEVEN FERGUSON / CV / WEBSITE

Directed by Joanna Hogg, The Souvenir features Production Design by Stéphane Collonge and Costume Design by Grace Snell.

 

The Souvenir is being released to UK cinemas today and stars Honor Swinton Bryne (I Am Love), Tilda Swinton (The Chronicles of Narnia, We Need To Talk About Kevin, Suspiria), Tom Burke (Only God Forgives, Third Star) and Richard Adoyade (The IT Crowd, The Vicar of Dibley).

 

Watch the trailer for The Souvenir HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STÉPHANE COLLONGE / CV / WEBSITE  // GRACE SNELL / CV / WEBSITE 

Billie Piper’s directing debut, Rare Beasts is receiving its World Premiere today at the Venice Film Festival.

 

Shot by Cinematographer Patrick Meller, with Costume Design by Grace Snell and Hair & Make Up Design by Bethany Swan, Rare Beasts stars Billy Piper (Secret Diary of a Call Girl, Doctor Who), Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Baby Driver, Yesterday) and David Thewlis (The Omen, Wonder Woman, Fargo, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows).

 

Rare Beasts has been described as an “anti rom-com” and revolves around a single mother falling in love.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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