ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING hits cinemas TODAY. Shot by PETER HANNAN ACS BSC and directed by Terry Jones, ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING stars Simon Pegg as a London schoolteacher who has been given magical powers by by a bunch of aliens (voiced by Monty Python team members). Kate Beckinsale, Joanna Lumley and Eddie Izzard also star.
PETER HANNAN ACS BSC shot the upcoming British science fiction comedy ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING directed by Terry Jones and written by Jones and Gavin Scott. Starring Simon Pegg as a London schoolteacher who ends up with magical powers thanks to a bunch of extraterrestrials (voiced by John Cleese, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, and Terry Gilliam), it also features Robin Williams in his final role – as foul-mouthed talking dog Dennis. ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING marks the first time all surviving Monty Python members have appeared together since MONTY PYTHON’S THE MEANING OF LIFE, and is due for UK release 14 August.
The season finale aired last night of Channel 4’s dark comedy drama NOT SAFE FOR WORK.
Shot by GARY SHAW (eps 1,2,3) and MAJA ZAMOJDA (eps 4,5,6), and directed by Kieron Hawkes and Robert McKillop respectively through Clerkenwell Films, it stars Zawe Ashton, Sacha Dhawan and Tom Weston-Jones as a dysfunctional group of civil servants, struggling with the realities of work and life in the 21st Century.
“… deeply, slowly, funny” (The Guardian)
“… it’s funny and it’s sad and it’s all too true. Watch.” (Vice)
Catch the entire series online here.
Director Mark Albiston (The Sweet Shop) delivers ace performances from the kids on screen.
Wizzo FEATURES welcomes the exceptionally talented DOP NICK DANCE BSC to the ROSTER.
NICK recently shot Peter Nicholson’s feature DARTMOOR KILLING, a psychological thriller set in Devon which will hit festivals later this year followed by a cinema release. NICK has received BAFTA, RTS and GTC cinematography awards and nominations throughout his career, and notable television dramas include BAFTA & RTS award winning and nominated SKINS, SHAMELESS and CALL THE MIDWIFE. NICK is currently shooting the final season of period drama MR SELFRIDGE, and recently shot the final two episodes of THE INTERCEPTOR for director Richard Senior which is currently airing on BBC One. Other work includes the period dramas MANSFIELD PARK starring Billie Piper, Maggie O’Neill and Hayley Atwell, and THE PARADISE starring Elaine Cassidy and Emun Elliott. NICK also shot Peter Nicholson’s BAFTA award winning documentary NUREMBERG: GOERING’S LAST STAND, and in 2012 shot the critically acclaimed feature documentary THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS: DON’T THINK, directed by Adam Smith.
Brilliant four-star REVIEW from The Times for director duo Luke Seomore & Joseph Bull’s debut feature BLOOD CELLS…
“BLOOD CELLS is a ridiculously accomplished film from the home grown debut directors Joseph Bull and Luke Seomore… Gorgeously told, with teasing flashbacks and eerie slow-mo, it signals the arrival of future film-making heavyweights.”
Shot by DOP DAVID PROCTER, the film stars Barry Ward and Chloe Pirrie.
Short film THE GUN directed by Dylan Southern & Will Lovelace has won Bronze at Cannes Lions 2015. Shot by DOP ROSS McLENNAN, it was commissioned by Twentieth Century Fox to bridge the gap between between Rise of the Planet of the Apes and its sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. The short has also picked up a Gold British Arrow and a silver Creative Circle Award.
Watch it here.
Production Designer SARAH FINLAY’S latest feature 45 YEARS has won the prestigious Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature at Edinburgh International Film Festival 2015. Directed by Andrew Haigh and produced by Tristan Golligher through Bureau Films, it was cited by the Michael Powell Jury as “a quietly explosive film which represents classic film-making at its best … a measured yet provocative film, a masterclass in understated acting.”
45 YEARS also picked up Best Performance in a British Feature Film for Actor Charlotte Rampling, which she shared with veteran Scottish actor James Cosmo.
The Hollywood Reporter: “Gavin’s achievement here is to craft a drama which conveys the hard-knock realities of homelessness while maintaining a gentle, wry and sometimes humorous tone — a tricky balancing-act which even experienced film-makers can find problematic.”
BYRON BROADBENT was the Production Designer on HECTOR, which stars Peter Mullan.
The film is nominated in the Michael Powell Award for BEST BRITISH FEATURE 2015.