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Netflix have released the first trailer for its upcoming comedy series Sex Education.

Featuring cinematography by Director of Photography Oli Russell, the series stars Gillian Anderson as an imperturbable sexual therapist and mother of Otis – Asa Butterfield – who unwillingly finds himself performing a similar role to his high school peers. Also starring are actors Emma Mackey, Ncuti Gatwa, Kedar Williams-Stirling, Aimee-Lou Wood, and Connor Swindells – recently of VS. fame.

Created and written by Laurie Nunn, the eight part series was directed by Taylor and Kate Herron – set to be released on January 11th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

OLI RUSSELL | CV | WEBSITE

Tomorrow sees the launch of the London Short Film Festival, with a number productions including work from Wizzo & Co HoDs:

 

County Lines, from director Henry Blake, centres on Tyler, a fourteen year old who is sent to a small British coastal town in order sell Class A drugs, on behalf of drug dealers in the capital. The short features cinematography by Director of Photography Sverre Sørdal FNF. County Lines has subsequently been commissioned as a full length feature film, also shot by Sverre, and currently in post-production.

Tue 15th Jan, 18:30 – Curzon Soho (Competition: Do You Really Want to Hurt Me)
Sun 13th Jan, 14:30 – Rich Mix (Competition: Do You Really Want to Hurt Me)

 

Londonstani, directed by Nirpal Bhoghal, is set in 1990s London, where British Asian teenager Jas deals with a daily barrage of racism by hoping he’ll disappear.
Londonstani was shot by Cinematographer Nicola Daley ACS, and also features Hair & Make Up by Designer Bethany Swan.

Sun 13th Jan, 16:00 – Curzon Soho (New Shorts: London Lives)

 

Teeth & Pills features Production Design by Lucie Red, and Hair & Make Up by Natasha Lawes. Directed by Andrea Vinciguerra, the vibrant short follows the eight year old Randy, who on losing a tooth discovers, instead of money, a Barbie beneath his pillow, and subsequently seeks to lose as many as possible.

Sat 12th Jan, 13:00 – ICA (New Shorts: Surreal Worlds)

 

Beast from director Leonora Lonsdale and shot by cinematographer Patrick Meller, is set in a remote country manor, where young girl Alice begins to question who she really is, after her mother Grace explains her father has become a “beast”. The short features Costumes from designer Grace Snell, and also Hair and Make Up Design by Dorita Nissen.

Mon 14th Jan, 20:00 – BFI Southbank (New Shorts: Gothic!)

 

Little Monster centres on a an prison inmate, getting his first phone call to his daughter after being incarcerated. Directed by Charlotte Regan, the short was captured by Director of Photography Franklin Dow.

Fri 18th Jan, 18:30 – Curzon Soho (New Shorts: Acting The Part)

 

My Mother centres on a deeply religious teenager struggling to move forward after witnessing a sin – directed by Charlie Manton, the short features cinematography by Molly Manning Walker.

Wed 16th Jan, 20:30 – ICA (New Shorts: Obsessions)

 

Leash featuring cinematography by Director of Photography Diana Olifirova – directed by Harry Lighton – takes place in a small town of South Wales, where a semi-final championship gives rise to friction somewhere between patriotism and xenophobia.

Wed 16th Jan, 18:30 – ICA (New Shorts: Death Is Not The End)

 

Beasts sees a handy man and wrestling enthusiast turn vigilante, challenging the ‘undesirables’ who pose a threat to his community. Directed by Chris Lee, Sam Pilling & Paul Storrie, the short was shot by Director of Photography Charlie Goodger.

Fri 18th Jan, 18:30 – Curzon Soho (New Shorts: Acting The Part)

 

Not With Fire But With Paint – Directed and also shot by Cinematographer Molly Manning Walker – this passion project is a documentary exploring the impact of the murder of Diego Felipe Beccera. Killed in 2011 by a police officer while painting on the streets of Bogota, the film explores the subsequent cover up, and Diego’s parents’ efforts to change the laws and perception of graffiti in the city.

Thu 17th Jan, 18:30 – ICA (Documentary: World News Revisited)

 

Nasty – a thriller set in 1982 – sees a young Doug pulled into the world of VHS horror as he explores his fathers disappearance. With Production Design by Damien Creagh, the short was directed by Prano Bailey-Bond.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SVERRE SØRDAL FNF | CV | WEBSITE
NICOLA DALEY ACS | CV | WEBSITE
BETHANY SWAN | CV | WEBSITE
LUCIE RED | CV | WEBSITE
NATASHA LAWES | CV | WEBSITE
PATRICK MELLER | CV | WEBSITE
GRACE SNELL | CV | WEBSITE
DORITA NISSEN | CV | WEBSITE
FRANKLIN DOW | CV | WEBSITE
DIANA OLIFIROVA | CV | WEBSITE
CHARLIE GOODGER | CV | WEBSITE
MOLLY MANNING WALKER | CV | WEBSITE
DAMIEN CREAGH | CV | WEBSITE

THE SOUVENIR will have its World Premiere at Sundance, and European Premiere at Berlinale 2019.

The feature, directed by Joanna Hogg stars Honor Swinton Byrne in the lead role alongside her mother Tilda Swinton, who is also playing her on screen mother, and Tom Burke.

Set in the early 1980s, Honor plays Julie, a young film student who becomes romantically involved with a complicated and untrustworthy man.

Wizzo & Co.’s Production Designer Stephane Collonge and Costume Designer Grace Snell both collaborated on the project.

STEPHANE COLLONGE | CVREEL

GRACE SNELL | CV | WEBSITE | REEL

 

Costume Designer and Stylist Buki Ebiesuwa has recently returned from shooting in Argentina for a major new advertising campaign – coming soon.

Prior to this she styled for the newly released Nike Commercial, shot on location in Shanghai and directed by Nick Gordon through Somesuch.

Her latest international commercial is the hugely stylised Samsung spot directed by Greg + Lio through Friend London, shot on location in Hong Kong.

Contact Lucy for bookings and enquires.

BUKI EBIESUWA | CV | REEL | WEBSITE

Airing tonight on Channel 4, Lady Parts with Cinematography by Diana Olifirova.

Produced through Working Title and written & directed by Nida Manzoor this musical dramady forms part of the Lady Parts series, also airing on the YouTube channel – watch it HERE.

Lady Parts features actor and singer/songwriter Anjana Vasan, Rita Arya, Danielle Vitalis, Shoulder Kapoor and Lucie Shorthouse in an ensemble cast.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIANA OLIFIROVA | CV | WEBSITE

Screen International have released the first look images of feature County Lines directed by Henry Blake with cinematography by Sverre Sørdal FNF.

Harris Dickinson (Beach Rats) stars alongside Ashley Madekwe and Conrad Khan.

County Lines is about a young mother, played by Madekwe, fighting to save her 14-year-old son (Khan) from being groomed into a nationwide drug selling enterprise. Dickinson plays a gang recruiter who exploits vulnerable children and traffics them across the UK’s county lines

The film was shot on location in London and Canvey Island, Essex.

Blake wrote the original script based on his first-hand experience as a youth worker. He first explored the themes, including how urban gangs are moving into more rural locations, in a 21-minute short film of the same name, which will play in competition at the 2019 London Short Film Festival (also shot by Sverre).

“I’ve seen the devastating results of this scourge up close,” Blake explained. ”The tragedy is this can affect absolutely anyone and that’s what I wanted to explore here. These are often good kids being bullied, cajoled and lured into doing things no one should ever have to do”.

Bavister, who previously worked in development at Simon Curtis’ 39 Steps Entertainment, said: “Estimates put the number of children in London being exploited as high as 4,000, with numbers nationwide around 46,000 and whilst often perceived as targeting children in social care or trapped in poverty, the reality, as a recent article in The Guardian points out, is that children from affluent homes are just as likely to be groomed as they are less likely to be stopped by the police.”

Previous features shot by Sverre include Ilkley directed by Henry Michell and starring Derek Jacobi and Anna Maxwell Martin, and Danish feature A Very Normal Family directed by Malou Reymann… both are currently in post.

SVERRE SØRDAL FNF | CV | WEBSITE

Cinematographer Jan Richter-Friis is set to wrap The Passage in the coming weeks.

Created by Matt Reeves (Planet of the Apes Reboot) and produced through Ridley Scott Associates, The Passage is a drama based on the best-selling trilogy from writer Justin Cronin.

The series is set against the aftermath of a botched U.S. government experiment, which turns a group of death row inmates into highly infectious vampires. In the ensuing crisis, an orphan girl emerges as an unlikely saviour.

Jan’s previous dramas include Sleepy Hollow, Powers and Silent Witness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JAN RICHTER-FRIIS | CV | WEBSITE

Airing tonight on Sky Atlantic the final season of Fortitude, shot entirely by Gary Shaw.

Directed by Kieron Hawkes and shot on location in Bristol and Svalbard, Norway, in arctic conditions hovering around the minus 40 degree mark… Dennis Quaid, Luke Treadaway, Richard Dormer and Sofie Grabol feature.

These final 4 episodes are also available on demand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GARY SHAW | CV | WEBSITE