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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

This homage to a bygone era of the slasher horror genre was shot by Ruben Woodin Dechamps & directed by Paco Retorta (Pulse) – GRAVEDGR: Rampage

Focusing on the chase rather than the slasher ‘kill’ (although those kills are in there!) the promo sees a masked man stalking unsuspecting , young, party going youths…

Shot on the mini Alexa over one long day… grave digging abounds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RUBEN WOODIN DECHAMPS | CV | WEBSITE

Cinematographer Tim Sidell’s feature Two For Joy receives its world premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival this Saturday 23 June – the feature is nominated for the prestigious Michael Powell Award for Best Film.

Directed by Tom Beard and starring Samantha Morton and Billie Piper, Two For Joy is a powerful coming-of-age drama about a sister and younger brother who must care for their troubled mother (Samantha Morton) as their relationship reaches critical mass. The feature looks at Britain through the eyes of a family in crisis and deals with issues of mental illness, marginalised communities and national identity.

Shot on Kodak 35mm film last summer, this is director Beard’s feature directorial debut – Tim has collaborated with him previously on music promos and short films, including Generation of Vipers starring Daniel Mays (who also features in Two For Joy).

Edinburgh Int’l Film Fesitival 2018 – Two For Joy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TIM SIDELL | CV | WEBSITE

Cinematographer Charlie Goodger shoots this spot for Lexus.

Directed by Ben Marshall and shot over 2 days in Spain, the tagline… Make Time For Summer.

This is Charlie’s second car spot, his first was directed by Matt Melvin for McLaren.

Lexus sees a couple head to the coast to make the most of Summer, utilising aerial drone shots, the ocean and the long, winding road.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHARLIE GOODGER | CV | WEBSITE

Cinematographer Diana Olifirova shot this spot for charity Small Steps, directed by Coral Brown.

The charity provide training and support to counter far-right hatred and division, with this piece exploring a former far right member making good and covering his tattoo with a raven, a symbol of knowledge and understanding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIANA OLIFIROVA | CV | WEBSITE

Aaron’s most recent feature film is Suzi Ewing’s 10 x 10 for Unstoppable Entertainment, staring Luke Evans, Kelly Reilly and Noel Clarke which will soon be released in the UK.

Graduating in Cinematography from the London Film School in 2008, Aaron has a passion for shooting on film. His work on the Savannah Setten directed music promo for VTR was shot on 35mm.

Other work includes Noel Clarke’s feature film Brotherhood and a variety of promos with directors that include Savannah Setten, Hugo Jenkins, Luke Monaghan and BB Gun; and commercials with directors including Rollo Hollins, Jak O’Hare and Leonn Ward.

Aaron is currently attached to 2 feature films that will go into production later this year/early next…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AARON REID | CV | WEBSITE