The 6th February 2019 held the Broadcast Awards where it was announced that Derry Girls won Best Comedy Programme. The Series is based around the lives of a group of teenage girls during the troubles in Northern Ireland in the 1990s.

Created by Lisa McGee, Derry Girls was shot by Oli Russell and stars Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Louisa Harland and Nicola Coughlan.

The show premiered on the 4 January 2018 on Channel 4 and was renewed for a second series after just the pilot episode. The second series will air March 2019.











Announced last week, Boyz In The Wood, shot by DOP Patrick Meller will receive its World Premiere at SXSW.

This is director Ninian Doff’s feature debut – “Set deep in the Scottish Highlands, Boyz In The Wood is an anarchic cocktail of generational politics, hip-hop loving farmers, and hallucinogenic rabbit shites.”

SXSW Film Festival runs between 8-17 March 2019 in Austin, Texas.












Feature film Daniel Isn’t Real‘s World Premiere has been confirmed at the SWSW Film Festival 2019.

Directed by Adam Egypt Mortimer with Production Design by Kaet McAnneny, the film stars Patrick Schwarzenegger, Miles Robbins and Sasha Lane.

The film focuses on traumatised 8-year old boy, Luke who invents an imaginary friend named Daniel who leads them into a world of fantasy and imagination. After Daniel tricks Luke into doing something terrible, Luke is forced to lock him away. Twelve years later, Luke brings Daniel back – and he now appears as a charming, manipulative young man with a terrifying secret agenda.

SXSW Film Festival runs between 8-17 March 2019 in Austin, Texas.












Channel 4 have released their first-look images for the upcoming period comedy, Year of the Rabbit.

Featuring cinematography by Director of Photography Dan Stafford-Clark, the series stars the BAFTA-winning Matt Berry as Detective Inspector Rabbit – an alcoholic policeman in the gaslight of Victorian Whitechapel.

Directed by Ben Taylor – recently of Catastrophe and Sex Education – it also stars a formidable cast of supporting actors, including Keeley Hawes (Bodyguard), Sally Phillips (Veep, Bridget Jones) and Jill Halfpenny (Three Girls, In the Club).

Year of the Rabbit is produced by Objective Fiction, and is set to screen later this year.









In January The Souvenir won the World Cinema Dramatic Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival.

The British drama was written and directed by Joanna Hogg, and stars Tilda Swinton, Honor Swinton Byrne, Richard Ayodade and Tom Burke and features Production Design by Stéphane Collonge and Costume Design by Grace Snell.

The sequel was confirmed prior to the world premiere taking place on 27 January – Part 2 is scheduled to begin production this Summer.

Curzon is the official UK distributor, and the film will be released in UK cinemas and on Curzon’s PVoD platform Curzon Home Cinema.

Check out Screendaily’s review on The Souvenir Part 1 – HERE.












This month saw the premiere of the much-anticipated TV drama The Passage.

Featuring cinematography by Director of Photography Jan Richter-Friis DFF, the series is based on author Justin Cronin’s trilogy of the same name.

The action-drama is centered on a young girl chose to be a test subject of the secretive ‘Project Noah’ – a medical facility where scientists experiment with a dangerous virus that could lead to the cure for all diseases, but with potentially disastrous consequences. The federal agent tasked with bringing her in instead becomes her surrogate father, determined to protect her at any cost.

Produced through Ridley Scott Associates and with Jan’s episodes directed by Allison Liddi-Brown, Jessica Lowry, Ty West, and Mark Tonderai, The Passage is now able to be viewed on FOX TV UK.











Cinematographer Adam Barnett joined director Jade Jackman to shoot a spot entitled The Future is Fluid, sponsored by Gucci and produced through Black Dog.

This incredibly important piece of work explores the worldwide thoughts and values of the Gen-X, non-binary / genderqueer community, interviewing 13 individuals who are working together to support and in turn protect those who identify as non-binary.

Production travelled across the globe to garner a variety of views and experiences, from Brazil to Italy to India and beyond.

The piece tells a story of blurred lines and borders, a story that lives in the space between – between languages, cultures, time zones and binaries. One told by the voices of the next generation that are (re)defining our world through a prism of fluidity.

This February is LGBTQ+ History Month, and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York. The event was started by Marsha P Johnson, who identified herself as gay, as a transvestite, and as a queen (referring to drag queen). According to Susan Stryker, a professor of human gender and sexuality studies at the University of Arizona, Johnson’s gender expression was called gender non-conforming in absence of Johnson’s use of transgender, which was not a phrase used broadly during her lifetime.

Johnson founded the Gay Liberation Front and the Street Transvestites Action and from this the Pride celebration was created on a worldwide scale – one action leads to re-action and, consequently, progression.













Joanna Hogg’s future sequel to feature The Souvenir Part 1, which is playing in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition at Sundance this weekend, has been picked up by A24 for distribution ahead of Part 1’s worldwide premiere which takes place this Sunday, 27 January 2019.

Designed by Hogg’s long term collaborator Stéphane Collonge, with costumes designed by Grace Snell. The feature, set in the 1980s, features Honor Byrne Swinton in her debut film role.

The Souvenir Part 2 is scheduled to go into production in the Summer, with Martin Scorsese acting as Executive Producer on both features.

The Souvenir Part 1 next screens at the Berlin Film Festival in February.

Grace’s most recent work includes feature Vs. directed by Ed Lilly, and she is attached to an embargoed feature set to go into production in a few weeks.

Stéphane is currently working on an original drama that will air the latter end of 2019.












Tonight sees the return of the acclaimed TV drama Tin Star, now in its second season.

Featuring cinematography by Director of Photography Dale McCready NZCS (who also acted as lead cinematographer on Season 1), the series continues to focuses on the trials of police sheriff Jim Worth (Eric Roth) and his family who -recently emigrated to the fictional mountain town of Little Big Bear – struggle with their past, and integrating with the community.

Set in the Canadian Rockies against a backdrop of embedded crime and corruption, as well as the influence of multinational oil corporations, pollution and suicide, the series centres on Worth’s fight with the status quo and the conflicts that arise in search of the truth.

Tin Star Season 2 screens tonight on Sky Atlantic.









Recently Netflix released viewing figures for 2 dramas currently streaming worldwide on their platform, the Penn Badgley drama You being one of them, which was shot by Mott Hupfel.

Both the BBC and the New York Times reported that You was on track to have been viewed by 40 million accounts by the end of this month.

Directed by Marcos Siega, You centres on a Manhattan bookstore manager named Joe (Badgley) who becomes obsessed with a young woman who stops by his shop. He plumbs her social media channels. He follows her home. He begins reading her text messages. The series examines internet privacy and youth culture and the New Yorker called it “a scary, delicious snack of a show.”

The show was created by Greg (Riverdale, Arrow) Berlanti.

Recent short form work shot by Mott includes Ottro directed by Hank Perlman (Hungry Man) – he also shot the documentary feature Eating Animals, recently released and produced by Natalie Portman.