The film stars Peter Mullan, Jack Lowden, Ophelia Lovibond and Sam Neill, and is set in St. Andrews, Scotland during the hidebound Victorian era. The story opens in 1866 as 15-year-old Tommy Morris (Jack Lowden) heads to the links with his father, Tom Morris (Peter Mullan). Already a legend, “Old Tom” is greens-keeper for the Royal & Ancient golf club, where he established the standard of 18 holes per round; as well as the town’s club-and ball-maker; and thrice winner of the first major golf tournament, the Open Championship – which he founded in 1860.
Tom Morris has secured his place in the history of the ancient game. But Tommy will soon outshine him, retiring the Open’s prize Championship Belt while still in his teens (by winning it three times in a row), and, as the “dashing young man of golf”, drawing flocks of spectators to the sport and becoming its first touring pro.
Despite their shared passion, father and son repeatedly clash over the unwritten rules of social class, culminating in Tommy’s marriage to a woman of lower standing with a shameful secret in her past. Tommy’s beloved wife Meg (Ophelia Lovibond) figures in this true story’s climax, as Tom makes a fatal misjudgement that strips Tommy of everything he holds dear. From the ashes of that fateful choice, Old Tom rises to a mission that carries him through the final decades of his life: Honouring Tommy.
The World Premiere of TOMMY’S HONOUR take place on 15 June 2016 – Edinburgh Int’l Film Festival INFO.
Feature film SET THE THAMES ON FIRE directed by Ben Charles Edwards secures UK cinema release 16 September 2016.
Shot by SERGIO DELGADO (Poldark, Humans II) with Production Design by JAMES HATT and Costume Design by Jeffrey Michael, the film features Noel Fielding (THE MIGHTY BOOSH), Sally Phillips (I’M ALAN PARTRDIGE), MORGANA ROBINSON (THE WINDSORS, THE AGENCY), SADIE FROST (ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS: THE MOVIE) and stars Michael Winder & Max Bennett.
Set in a dystopian London ruled by a despotic and tyrannical Impresario, SET THE THAMES ON FIRE received its world premiere at Palm Springs Int’l Film Festival 2016, opened London’s LOCO Film Festival in May 2016 and is produced through Blonde to Black Pictures.
Wizzo & Co welcome award winning Production Designer GREGG SHOULDER to the roster.
Winner of the British Arrows Craft Award 2012 for Best Production Design for his work on IKEA: Kitchens directed by Kim Gehrig, as well as a D&AD In Book Credit for the iconic Nationwide: Carousel commercial directed by Eric Lynne (Partizan), GREGG joins with a heavily established body of work that includes multiple set builds.
Most recently GREGG designed the Calvin Klein: Jeans spot that premiered on a Piccadilly (Circus) Lights billboard, one of the most iconic advertising locations in the world… the spot features and was directed by FKA Twigs (Academy).
Other directors include Nick Gordon, Sam Hibbard & Paul Gore (Somesuch), Nathan Price (Park Pictures), Si & Ad (Academy), Agustin Alberdi (Stink), David Edwards (Rattling Stick) and Alex & Lianne (Riff Raff).
In celebration of William Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary of his death, the British Council & the BBC have created modernised versions of JULIUS CAESAR, MACBETH and A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM with talent from the Wizzo & Co. roster.
Game of Thrones’ Mark Stanley features in Pedro Martin Calero’s adaptation of ACT I SC II of JULIUS CAESAR (Colonel Blimp) with Costumes designed and custom made by GRACE SNELL and hair and make up by DORITA NISSEN. The British Council asked GRACE to talk through her inspirations and design process for the costumes of JULIUS CAESAR which can be viewed here.
Director David Wilson brought MACBETH ACT I SC V to life with Vicky McClure (This is England & Line of Duty) alongside a dark and powerful manga animation. GRACE SNELL was brought in to source costumes for McClure’s modern Lady Macbeth.
For the BBC’s Shakespearean offering, BAFTA winning Russell T Davies has shaken up A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM for the modern age with director David Kerr and Cinematographer DALE MCREADY NZCS at the helm. The 90-minute screen adaptation of the classic Shakespeare farce stars John Hannah as the authoritarian Theseus, Maxine Peake as the punky Titania and Matt Lucas as the infamous Bottom.
Watch JULIUS CAESAR.
A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM will air on BBC1 on Bank Holiday Monday (30 May) at 20:30.
Cinematographer CHARLIE GOODGER joins the Wizzo & Co. Roster.
Since graduating from the NFTS Charlie shot his first feature IO, ARELECCHINO, with director Matteo Bino on location in Italy – he is currently collaborating with director Lucy Cohen on some long form drama projects.
Familiar with all formats this promo for Jono McCleery directed by Geej Ower (Greatcoat Films) was shot on 35mm and chosen as a Vimeo Staff Pick.
Charlie is a graduate of the NFTS – his graduation film Z1 directed by Gabriel Gauchet won the 2013 BIFA award for Best Short Film.
Cinematographer Will Bex shoots Maco Reus, Oliver Giroud, Antoine Griezmann, Marco Verratti, Cesc Fabregas and Sergio Aguero in the fantstically fast paced spot for PUMA directed by Scott Lyon.
HORNBACH won a total of 3 Gold and 2 Silver at Die Klappe.
This hilarious spot is Directed by Tom Noaks at Partizan.