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This Friday Pin Cushion with Cinematography by Nicola Daley ACS hits UK cinemas – 13.07.2018 / TRAILER

Directed by Deborah Haywood Pin Cushion has played at multiple festivals in the lead up to its theatrical release, including Venice Film Festival, Int’l Film Festival Rotterdam, Cleveland Int’l Film Festival, Glasgow Film Festival and the Evening Standard British Film Awards. It was also nominated for the Douglas Hickok Award for Best Film at the BIFAs, with Lily Newmark nominated as Most Promising Newcomer and Gavin Humphries as Breakthrough Producer.

Joanna Scanlon & rising star Lily Newmark play super close Mother Lyn and daughter Iona and are excited for their new life in a new town. Determined to make a success of things after a tricky start, Iona becomes ‘best friends’ with her new school ‘girlfriends’. Used to being Iona’s bestie herself, Lyn feels left out. So Lyn also makes friends with her neighbour but as much as Lyn and Iona pretend to each other that things are going great, things aren’t going great for either of them. Iona struggles with the girls, who act more like frenemies than friends, and the neighbour won’t give Lyn her stepladders back. Both Mother and Daughter retreat into fantasy and lies.

Pin Cushion follows the cinema release earlier this year of feature documentary Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards directed by Michael Roberts with contributors including Naomi Campbell, David Bailey, Sofia Coppola, Rupert Everett, Iman, Angelica Huston…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NICOLA DALEY ACS | CV | WEBSITE

This weekend the LGBT+ community celebrate: #Pride 07.07.2018

Cinematographer Molly Manning Walker shot this year’s emotive film that highlights the struggle as well as the celebration that LGBT+ people go through each day… the statistics speak for themselves and in their truth remain unbelievable… Pride

 

1 in 3 of LGBT+ people have been verbally abused because of who they are…

1 in 5 of LGBT+ people are not out to their family…

Almost half of LGBT+ people in London have experienced hate crime…

 

Costumes were designed by Hannah Hopkins.

Pride is a celebration of love that in many parts of the UK and the world attracts hate from those unable to accept the LGBT+ community… thankfully each year this small minded and discriminatory attitude diminishes more and more and this important piece of work directed by Billy Boyd Cape is an important tool to break down barriers.

Tomorrow, at 11:40, shortly before the Pride Parade commences, the spot will play on Piccadilly’s screens… Love ultimately cancels out hate, but there’s still a long way to go.

Celebrate Pride, but remember it’s importance and support its message throughout the year, for every community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOLLY MANNING WALKER | CV | WEBSITE // HANNAH HOPKINS | CV | WEBSITE

Production Designer Agnieszka Debska worked with Daniel Barber (Knucklehead) on this Ford Mustang commercial, shot over 2 days on location in London.

Freedom behind the wheel after a gruelling day at the office is the vibe here, allowing those suits, both bosses and workers, to release frustration by the vroom vroom vroom a Ford Mustang delivers…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AGNIESZKA DEBSKA | CV | WEBSITE

The trailer for the feature Juliet, Naked has been released – featuring Production Design by Sarah Finlay, the film was directed by Jesse Peretz and based on Nick Hornby’s novel of the same name.

Rose Byrne stars as Annie, a woman unexpectedly caught in a romance with an obscure ageing musician – Ethan Hawke – coincidentally the focus of a lifelong obsession for her current husband, played by Chris O’Dowd.

Juliet, Naked is set to release in cinemas from August 17.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SARAH FINLAY | CV | WEBSITE

Cinematographer Sverre Sordal FNF shortly wraps his second feature, A Perfectly Normal Family directed by Malou Reymann, shooting in Copenhagen. Prior to that he shot Harry Michell’s feature Ilkley, filmed on location in Ilkley, Yorkshire. The story follows two hapless individuals tasked with killing the world’s most famous secularist at a literary festival and stars Derek Jacobi, Anna Maxwell Martin, Roger Allam – ScreenDaily ARTICLE

Sverre’s short film County Lines (shot on 35mm) directed by Henry Blake is currently playing at festivals – County Lines highlights the growing national crisis of ‘County Lines’ and the serious threat it poses to Britain’s children. Statistics from a leading youth charity suggest that about 4,000 teenagers from London are being exploited and trafficked every year to sell drugs in rural towns and cities, where gangs use children as young as 12 to traffic drugs, using dedicated mobile phones or “lines” – writer/director Henry Blake has been working with survivors of this phenomenon for a number of years and the film is inspired by the stories he has come across – CountyLines.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SVERRE SORDAL FNF | CV | WEBSITE

Feature Two For Joy shot on film by Tim Sidell & directed by Tom Beard received its World Premiere at the Edinburgh Int’l Film Festival last weekend.

Two For Joy is an authentic and unwavering, ultimately uplifting coming of age story; a visceral, moving exploration of one British family’s life. Mother Aisha, her teenage daughter Vi and young adolescent son troy, are at a crossroads in their lives.

Vi has been forced to grow up fast; mother-daughter roles are reversed, Vi is Aisha’s carer as well as trying to control her rascal younger brother Troy, who with no father figure and a struggling mother, is a law unto himself – something must give, the situation must change.

Two For Joy is a bold, unique and distinct departure from your classical social-realist film, whilst un-voyeuristically exploring and bringing into the public eye the consequence of some serious, British, topical themes that are often short-changed by the government, and under-represented on our screens.

Review – Screendaily

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TIM SIDELL | CV | WEBSITE

Feature documentary Even When I Fall with cinematography by Susie Salavati is now available On Demand.

Directed by Sky Neal & Kate McLarnon Even When I Fall tells the true story of Nepal’s first circus founded by children of trafficking. An important piece of documentary filmmaking the feature explores the historical aspects of each founding members story, as well as the positive outcome of the circus itself.

Even When I Fall AVAILABLE ON Amazon Prime + iTunes + Sky Store + BFI Player

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUSIE SALAVATI | CV | WEBSITE

Costume Designer Natasha Lawes designed and built each of a series bespoke food costumes featured in a sequence of bumpers for Deliveroo.

Tying in the online food delivery service with the FIFA world cup, they were directed by Mathy & Fran and produced through 24 Productions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NATASHA LAWES | CV | WEBSITE