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Cinematographer Luke Bryant wraps feature The Fall this week, shot on location in Brazil and directed by Diego Rocha.

Luke returns to the UK for a variety of drama work as well as the cinema release of his feature Dead In A Week (Or Your Money Back) directed by Tom Edmunds and starring Tom Wilkinson.

The Royal Albert Hall will hold a special, Q&A screening this Sunday 28.10.18 in the Elgar Room – TICKETS.

Soon to air drama shot by Luke includes Urban Myth: Johnny Cash & the Ostrich directed by Al Campbell.

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cinematographer Ben Magahy worked on this spot for Huawei, directed by Tim Brown (1st Avenue Machine).

Airing during the X Factor high profile ad break, Huawei analyse the ease of this device that empowers its users thus enabling them to float above the competition…

Ben soon heads to Wales to shoot a short film before heading back to London to join another short whose narrative supports the ‘times up’ movement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Featuring Costume Design by Grace Snell and Make Up Design by Emma Croft, VS. has been dubbed the ‘8 Mile of Southend’.

VS. is a rite of passage drama following a troubled teenager who in moving in with new foster parents in an English seaside town soon finds himself at the centre of a its tough and tight knit rap battle world, emerging as an unlikely champion grappling with his past.

VS. has received rave reviews including 4 stars from The Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw who credits VS. as a movie with ‘flair and force’.

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Cinematographer Diana Olifirova’s latest promo for musician Tom Misch goes live, directed by Joshua Osborne.

Filmed in a recording studio the creative revolves around the space with the vibrancy of the room highlighted by Diana’s work. De La Soul feature via a timely TV set that reminds us of analogue but simultaneously screams modernity.

Alongside this release, Diana’s short film Leash directed by Harry Lighton continues its festival run playing tomorrow at the BFI LFF in the Real Horror Show section… it’s less horror more drama, but that becomes clear.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This Saturday 13th saw the world premiere of the feature film VS., featuring Costume Design by Grace Snell and Hair & Make Up by Designer Emma Croft.

The directorial debut of Ed Lilly, VS. is a rite of passage drama following a troubled teenager who moving in with new foster parents in an English seaside town soon finds himself at the centre of a its tough and tight knit rap battle world, emerging an unlikely champion grappling with his past.

Currently screening as part of the BFI London Film Festival, VS. is set for a wider release across the UK later this month.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Director of Photography Franklin Dow shot the documentary Evelyn, which premiered recently in London.

Director Orlando von Einsiedel – with whom Franklin also worked on the Oscar nominated doc The White Helmets – focuses the film on his own experience, and in particular the death of his brother a decade earlier, who suffering from schizophrenia and depression ended his own life.

He and his family set out on a hiking tour, visiting landscapes his sibling liked to walk, in order to address openly his loss – the beauty of the British landscape standing in contrast to the weight of the trauma at the heart of the film.

The film is already being acclaimed for its unique and direct tackling of the subject matter of male suicide, with The Guardian and also GQ among the publications which have lauded both its approach and filmmakers behind it.

Evelyn is part of the official Selection of the BFI London Film Festival 2018, as well as in competition for Best Documentary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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As part of its Festival of Film, the Royal Albert Hall will host an exclusive preview screening of the feature film Dead in a Week (Or Your Money Back).

Featuring cinematography from Director of Photography Luke Bryant, Dead in a Week is a British black comedy starring Tom Wilkinson, Aneurin Barnard, Christopher Eccleston and Marion Bailey – the directorial debut writer-director Tom Edmunds.

After seven suicide attempts and a chance encounter on a bridge, William outsources the task to Leslie (Wilkinson), an aging hitman on the brink of retirement, but with the contract signed and death assured within a week (or his money back) William finally discovers a reason to live.

The screening will take place at 12:30pm on Sunday 28th October, also accompanied by a Q&A.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Channel 4’s brand new comedy The Bisexual premieres tonight.

Written and directed by Desiree Akhavan who stars as New Yorker Leila, it follows a young woman who having split with her girlfriend, attempts to navigate her new life dating both sexes.

Featuring cinematography by Director of Photography Dan Stafford-Clark, The Bisexual airs at 10:00pm on C4, with each episode to follow weekly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Stripeland design Very Toys for Chris Balmond with Will Bex lensing.

A 2 day shoot involving multiple designs and studio builds for Stripeland, accentuating the brand through ‘fantasy’ elements to allow the ‘kids’ freedom through imagination, shot with gusto by Will Bex.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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We are delighted to announce that Costume Designer and Stylist Natalie Willis (Yes Natalie) has joined the roster.

For film, Natalie designed Rudeboy, the documentary film tracing the history of Trojan Records featuring period costumes from the 1960s and 70s. Natalie also designed the award winning short film Notes on Blindness directed by James Spinney and Peter Middleton.

Natalie has a strong portfolio of TV drama including W1A (series 2&3)The Pact directed by Tony Dow, and Porters directed by Vadim Jean featuring Kelsey Grammar.

For all enquiries please contact Lucy at Wizzo & Co.

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