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The creator of PhoneShop (Phil Bowker) and Drunk History: UK (Samson Kayo) have come together to create new comedy series, Sliced, with cinematography by Luke Bryant.

 

Airing now on Dave.TV, Sliced stars David Mumeni (Dead Pixels, Johnny English Strikes Again, Mission: Impossible – Fallout), and Phil Daniels (Chicken Run, Zapped, Agatha Christie’s Poirot).

 

The new comedy is set amongst a back-street pizza parlour, where delivery drivers Joshua and Ricky comes across a whole bunch of hurdles, such as counterfeit money, vindictive call centre staff, lazy security, and agitated teens.

 

Fast food has never been so fun.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Billy the Kid was shot in 2015 by Director of Photography Hamish Anderson. The short won multiple awards including; Audience Award at Isle of Man Film Festival, Aestethica Short Film Festival and Adelaide International Youth Film Festival, as well as picking up the Audience Favourite Award at Palm Springs International ShortFest and Best of Fest at Isle of Man Film Festival.

 

Directed by Sam Johnson, Billy the Kid revolves around Billy, who is starting a new school and looking for a hero, after being bullied in his previous school for dressing as a cowboy.  The role of Billy is played by John Bell (Wrath of the Titans, T2 Trainspotting, The Hobbit), and also stars Fuschia Sumner (Saving Mr. Banks, Billionaire Boys Club, ER) and David Wade (Brotherhood).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Deep State is back for Season 2 and aired on 28 April 2019 on Sky, Virgin Media, TalkTalk, Now TV and tvplayer. Deep State revolves around a retired MI6 agent who is called back to do one last job to regain his life, only to discover that this job might mean he has no life to go back to.

 

Directed by Matthew Parkhill (Rogue, Primeval) and Simon Maxwell (Odyssey, Killing Bono) with Endor Productions and 6 Degree Media,  Deep State features cinematography from Nick Dance BSC and stars Karima McAdams (Vikings, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows) and Alistair Petrie (Rogue One, Hellboy, Sex Education).

 

Deep State airs every Sunday on multiple streaming platforms. View the trailer for Season 2 HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Great 8 showcases 8 UK films at this year’s Cannes Marché. This is run by the BFI, British Council, BBC Films and Film4 and takes place at an annual private reception at Hotel Gray d’Albion.

 

Calm with Horses is showcased in the Cannes MarchéGreat 8. Featuring Production Design from Damien Creagh, Calm with Horses is based in rural Ireland around an ex-boxer who has become involved with a drug-dealing family while trying to take care of his autistic son. Directed by Nick Rowland and starring Niamh Algar (Pure, The Bisexual) and Barry Keoghan (Dunkirk, American Animals).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Great 8 showcases 8 UK films at this year’s Cannes Marché. This is run by the BFI, British Council, BBC Films and Film4 and takes place at an annual private reception at Hotel Gray d’Albion.

 

This year’s showcase includes Days of the Bagnold Summer, a comedy directed by Simon Bird (The Inbetweeners, Friday Night Dinner). Days of the Bagnold Summer revolves around a heavy-metal music loving teenager (Earl Cave) trying to get along with his librarian mum (Monica Dolan) and features Production Design by Lucie Red. The film also stars Tasmin Greig (Green Wing, Shawn of the Dead, Black Books) and Nathanael Saleh (Mary Poppins Returns, Game of Thrones).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Feature film, Gholam has been voted by The Observer film critic Mark Kermode’s Film of The Week for The Guardian.

 

Directed by Mitra Tabrizian, Gholam features Production Design from Stéphane Collonge and stars Nasser Memarzia (Homeland), Shahab Hosseini (The Salesman) and Tracie Bennett (The Bay).

 

Gholam is based on a loner ghosting London’s streets until a chance meeting gives him a new purpose.

 

Read the full Mark Kermode review for The Guardian HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wizzo & Co is delighted to announce Director of Photography, Hamish Anderson, has joined the roster.

 

Hamish’s drama experience includes short films such as, Limbo, Jasmine’s Revolution, Dark was the Night and Those Who Are Lost which have played across the festival circuit. Short film Billy the Kid garnered 9 awards including Best of the Fest at Palm Springs ShortFest and has also played at over 50 international film festivals.

 

Hamish works across drama, commercials, documentaries and promos. He has shot a number of sports commercials for brands such as Adidas, BT Sport and Footballer Manager, as well as multiple fashion spots.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wizzo & Co is delighted to announce Hair and Make Up Designer Lou McCann has joined our roster.

Lou is an established Hair and Make Up Designer working in Commercials, Advertising Stills Campaigns and Fashion Editorials.

Lou has worked with the UK’s most prestigious directors including Mark Malloy, Los Perez, Ali Ali, Caswell Coggins, Vince Squibb, Simon Ratigan and Stacy Wall to name a few.

Lou has extensive experience working on Sports campaigns with high profile personalities and brands. These include Adidas, Puma, Sportspesa, Nike, Premier League and ESPN.

Lou is based in Manchester, London and works internationally.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ITV’s new commercial, Television is likely to take you back. The new commercial is a through the ages journey showcasing the most monumental moments that have been broadcast on ITV. From the first transgender character in a British soap (1998), Pride in the 1970s, a gay wedding (2014), ITV drama Prime Suspect (1993) starring Helen Mirren and a 2019 Knife Crime debate on Good Morning Britain.

 

The commercial is narrated and stars Trevor McDonald. You see his own journey as a broadcaster, bringing the commercial full circle, which shows just how much things have changed.

 

Television was shot by cinematographer Molly Manning Walker and directed by Billy Boyd Cape at Academy Films. It premiered on TV during Britain’s Got Talent over the Easter bank holiday.

 

Watch the new ITV commercial Television HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2004 saw the release of the gripping television series Bodies. The show has been described as “ahead of its time”, “addictive” and “not for the faint-hearted”.

 

Bodies revolves around a hospital gynaecologist registrar Rob, who realises that Roger, his consultant surgeon, is dangerously incompetent with a high patient-mortality rate. Realising that Roger is protected by other medics, as his research brings in finance for the hospital, Rob must figure out who he can trust and whether he can speak up.

 

Bodies features cinematography by Nick Dance BSC and was created by Jed Mercurio, creator of Line of Duty, Bodyguard and Critical.

 

Mercurio has said, “Bodies remains the drama I’m most proud of”.

 

Bodies is named as one of The Guardian critic’s Top 20 Of All Time and the full box set is now available to stream on BBC iPlayer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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