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Pride: Jubilee celebrates the LGBTQ+ community and features Production Design by Anna Rhodes and Costume Design by Grace Snell.

 

Pride: Jubilee is directed by Fred Rowson (Blink) and explores the history of liberation. Pride in London put out an open call to the community to select moments in history that they believed define what ‘Pride’ is.

 

The campaign celebrates 50 years of Queer Revolt; “I’m here, I’m queer, yes sometimes I am afraid , but I am never ashamed because I am proud of who I am.”

 

Watch Pride: Jubilee HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANNA RHODES / CV / WEBSITE  //  GRACE SNELL / CV / WEBSITE

 

Production Designer Anna Rhodes designed this year’s Pride spot – Jubilee.

Amongst other creative elements, Anna designed the protest signs that are featured in this year’s campaign, and the posters are now on display in the Pride in London pop-up shop on Neal Street, Covent Garden.

Anna carried out research at the Bishopsgate Institute and also Gay’s The Word, a pioneering LGBTQ+ bookshop in Bloomsbury.

Directed by Fred Rowson (Blink), the spot explores historic elements of the LGBTQ+ movement stemming from 1969 through to the present day.

Watch Pride: Jubilee HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANNA RHODES / CV / WEBSITE

Cinematographer Steven Ferguson joins Wizzo & Co.

Steven joins after shooting his debut feature, Perfect 10, directed by Eva Riley.

The feature was developed though the iFeatures process, and is co-produced by The Bureau. Chosen as part of the Great 8 at the Cannes Film Festival, Perfect 10 hits the festival circuit soon.

In the lead up to Steven’s first long form narrative feature, he shot a number of short films: Vimeo Staff Pick Woe Is Me directed by Simon Cartwright won 1st Prize at Rhode Island Film Festival. Other shorts include Eva Riley’s Diagnosis, and Sex Ed directed by Alice Seabright, both of which have played at festivals worldwide. The Truthful Phone, directed by Carl Rock and currently in post, will be narrated by Michael Sheen.

Recently Steven worked with actor/director Simon Bird on pilot/teaser Wrecking Ball produced through Two Brothers.

Commercials include a recent Oasis spot directed by Jamie Delaney (RSA), Amazon Audible directed by Floris Ramaekers (Sassy) and BT for Simon Ross (Pretzel).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEVEN FERGUSON // CV // WEBSITE

We are delighted to announce Costume Designer & Stylist Nil Tomakan has joined the Wizzo & Co. roster.

Nil is an experienced Costume Designer & Stylist using her bold and colourful aesthetic in Commercials and high end Music Promos.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nil regularly collaborates with Directors such as Zac Ella, Daps, Ninian Doff, & Mathery, working internationally as well as from her base in London.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nil’s promo’s include Rag n Bone Man, M.I.A, Skepta, Kasabian, Jorja Smith & Bloc Party to name a few.

 

NIL TOMAKAN / CV / WEBSITE

Everyman Cinemas have collaborated with Apple Music to bring us the new Everyman: Music Makes You Feel Film campaign. Shot by Director of Photography, Tim Sidell and directed by Sophie Jones at Partizan, the new commercial shows us a symphony of music through different experiences and situations.

 

The commercial has been described as a “visual treat” and “surreal and cinematic”. The spot aims to broadcast the power that music plays in film and features three British artists, Obongiavar, Celeste and Master Peace.

 

Tim’s commercial is being screened at Everyman Cinemas across the country.

 

Watch Everyman: Music Makes You Feel Film HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TIM SIDELL / CV / WEBSITE

We are delighted to announce Hair & Make Up Designer Laura Miles has joined the roster.

Laura is an established Hair and Make Up Designer with TV Credits including Stath Lets Flats S2, People Just Do Nothing S5, Award Winning Killed By My Debt, and Award Winning Love The Sinner.

For film Laura designed Ella Jones stylised Sarah Chong is going to Kill Herself, produced by Bluebird Pictures as well as End-O directed by Alice Seabright and Miss Fortunate directed by Ella Jones and starring Ben Whishaw.

Laura regularly works with the People Just Do Nothing cast, most recently on a commercial for Santander plus Comic Relief specials including Ed Sheeran. Laura’s other commercial work includes spots directed by AG Rojas, Billy Rainey and Sam Wrench.

For all bookings please contact Lucy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In/Development showcases behind-the-scenes talent within feature films, television, video games and commercials.

Last month saw the second event from In/Development where it showcased descriptive presentations from Cinematographer Diana Olifirova, Make Up Designer Dorita Nissen and Choreographer Suzette Brissett. They discussed how they got to where they are today, their favourite parts of the job and the struggles they have overcome so far.

The night began with Director of Photography Diana Olifirova talking about her work on Short Films and how she has adapted in many challenging situations, such as language barriers and creating kit on a job to get the result she wanted. Diana also spoke about one of her favourite shorts she has worked on, comedy Not Today (Davay Ne Syogodni), which is about an elderly couple planning to die. Not Today also was Winner of the Best Short Film award at Trieste Film Festival.

Next up was Make Up Designer, Dorita Nissen. Dorita explained how her passion for make-up started to develop as a child, where she took make-up inspiration from her idols, such as Madonna. Dorita described her journey from Denmark, to Miami to England, and how she began working with famous artist Romero Britto, and big-name brands such as Estee Lauder and Laura Mercier. Now Dorita showcases her skills on many commercials for brands such as; Adidas, Coca Cola, Gilette, Jaguar, Levis, Celine, Nike, Rimmel and Puma.

The event was set up by Ross Olivey, Ed Roberts-Graver and Nick Lewis who work at creative development studio, The Late Misters. The Late Misters help creative visions come to life by Screenwriting, Treatment Writing/Directors Interpretation, Visual Research, Mood Reels, Concept Art, Storyboards and Treatment Design.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIANA OLIFIROVA / CV / WEBSITE   //   DORITA NISSEN / CV / WEBSITE

 

Featuring cinematography from Dale McCready NZCS, the first images of Belgravia have appeared. Belgravia is directed by John Alexander and created by Julian Fellowes, who created the hugely successful period drama, Downton Abbey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DALE MCCREADY NZCS / CV / WEBSITE

In/Development showcases behind-the-scenes talent working within feature films, television, video games and commercials. The next event is tonight and is featuring exciting and informative presentations from Make Up Designer Dorita Nissen and Cinematographer Diana Olifirova.

 

Production Designer Sean Hogan and Costume Designer Cynthia Lawrence John spoke at the previous In/Development event, which was set up by Ross Olivey, Ed Roberts-Graver and Nick Lewis who work at creative development studio, The Late Misters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DORITA NISSEN / CV / WESBITE   //   DIANA OLIFIROVA / CV / WEBSITE

Wizzo & Co is delighted to announce Director of Photography, Peter Simonite CSC, has joined the roster.

 

Peter has shot Features such as; Voice from the Stone (starring Emilia Clarke, Marton Csokas), Fairhaven (starring Sarah Paulson, Chris Messina) which was Winner of the Best Feature Award at New Hampshire Film Festival 2012 and Official Selection at the Tribeca Film Festival 2012, The Perfect Guy (starring Sanaa Lathan, Michael Ealy), and Skateland (starring Ashley Greene, Brett Cullen) which was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival 2010.

 

Simonite also shot second unit cinematography on critically acclaimed feature, Tree of Life (main unit cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki ASC). Directed by Terrence Malick and starring Brad Pitt, Sean Penn and Jessica Chastain, the feature was nominated for 3 Oscars, and had another 112 wins and 117 nominations over the festival circuit.

 

Peter is also busy in the world of commercials, shooting for big brands such as; Apple, Nike, Google, Uber, Volkswagen, and Samsung. Peter works regulary with directors: Arni Thor Jonsson, The Mercadantes, The Malloys and the Guard Brothers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PETER SIMONITE CSC / CV / WEBISTE