Blue Spill delivers 50 graphics + visual effects for Daniel Gordon’s Emmy nominated documentary on the Hillsborough disaster.
Due to the ongoing inquest, the film has been in a two year holding pattern – and now that the inquests are finally over, the film can be shown in the UK.
Having worked with Dan previously (Victoria Pendleton, 9.79*, I Scored A Goal), we came on board during the later stages of the London based edit to provide an array of graphics and visual effects. Working with a mixture of still photography, archive footage and green screen re-constructions; we established a visual style for the film, consistent with the powerful nature of the story.
With a team of four, led by Allison and Anthony, assisted by Joe Nowacki and Craig Reeves, we were able to deliver fifty shots within a few weeks. It’s an incredibly powerful film which we are very honoured to have been able to contribute to.
“Hillsborough presents the enhanced, never released BBC and CCTV footage of exactly what happened. Reading that 96 people were crushed to death hardly registers.
Seeing the limp mass of bodies, the panic, the terror and the deceased lying on the field is jarring and difficult to watch. It should be, to offer a true understanding.
Hillsborough is thorough, comprehensive and honest. It’s a work of historicism that sheds light on events for all involved. This story is not a soccer one, but a human one. Clear your schedule. Watch.”
Airs BBC2, 9pm, Sunday 8th May, 2016.