On the cusp of 2019, we thought we’d take a few moments to reflect on the preceding twelve months, celebrate our successes and dip into our highlights.
In 2018 we worked on a wide array of incredible films and series, gifting us the ability to learn about a myriad of worlds we otherwise would quite possibly not have the pleasure of dipping into. From leather fetishism with Buzz Bissinger in Buzz to the overly keen model plane enthusiasts on Channel 4’s Battle of Britain. We got our rock on designing films about Lynyrd Skynyrd and Primal Scream, and went punk for Vivienne Westwood’s film, Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist. Needless to say, it’s been quite the ride.
This year we have designed
2 narrative feature films
8 television series
17 feature documentaries and
1 advert (more about that later!)
We also completed VFX on Wanderlust (with Toni Colette, BBC) and The Little Drummer Girl (with Alexander Skarsgård, BBC)
Our films this year have premiered at Sundance Film Festival, SXSW, Tribeca Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, Sheffield Doc Fest and also premiered on Netflix, Amazon, BBC 1, BBC 3, Channel 4, ITV, Discovery and Showtime.
Our top five moments of 2018
- Working with on a series with Steven Spielberg… this is all
- American Animals hitting cinemas, honoured to have been involved in an awesome film
- Des’ree popping into the studio several times, the excitement should have, but did not fade…
- Allison having a little too much fun judging the Motionographer Awards, film category
- Another year of Sundance premieres, always a tense time for our projects in contention and thrilled to have had two premieres in 2018 and another two lined up for 2019!
New Team Members
We’re very pleased to have three new team members join the studio. Designer Chris Caswell joined us during the summer months, bringing his wealth of motion design and 3D animation skills to the mix. Also Marlen Tallett who has been wonderful at organising all things bid and invoice related, and finally our most recent team member Richard Rumble, who is an administrative master!
2019 is already looking very exciting! After early January Sundance delivery deadlines, we’ll be in the throes of a film exec produced by Leonardo DiCaprio and produced by Fisher Stevens (The Cove, Before the Flood). We are very much looking forward to heading over to Barcelona for OFF Fest, for the meeting of creative minds and exploring new possibilities. We’re also in the midst of two series for Discovery and Amazon.
We absolutely love what we do, and are borderline obsessed with our work and delivering our very best to our clients. As a boutique studio we’re constantly learning and growing, driven by our passion for film. We’re very excited about our upcoming projects, and looking forward to seeing what’s new on the horizon!
American Animals (Dir. Bart Layton)
A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life (Dir. Staten Cousins-Roe)
If I Leave Here Tomorrow; A Film About Lynyrd Skynyrd (Dir. Stephen Kijak, Prod. John Battsek)
Weinstein (Dir. Ursula Macfarlane, Prod. Simon Chinn)
Tiger Land (Dir. Ross Kauffman)
Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist (Dir. Lorna Tucker, Prod. John Battsek)
Buzz (Dir. Andrew Shea)
Dog Doc (Dir. Cindy Meehl)
Godfather’s Song (Dir. Mark Franchetti)
Gypsy’s Revenge (Dir. Jesse Vile, Prod. Simon Chinn)
One Million American Dreams (Dir. Brendan Byrne)
Primal Scream (Dir. Clare Lewins)
Rewind (Dir. Sasha Joseph Neulinger)
Against The Tides (Dir. Stefan Stuckert)
Serendipity (Dir. Prune Nourry)
This is Home: A Refugee Story (Dir. Alexandra Shiva)
Woodstock (Dir. Barak Goodman)
The Little Drummer Girl (BBC)
Why We Hate (Discovery, Exec. Producer Steven Spielberg, Alex Gibney, 6 episodes)
This is Football (Amazon, 8 episodes)
Battle of Britain (Channel 4, 3 episodes)
How To Live Longer (Channel 4, 4 episodes)
Food Exposed (Fusion, 6 episodes)
Til Death Do Us Part (Discovery ID, 8 episodes)