Blue Spill has had an incredibly exciting year and, in celebration of such exciting times, we wanted to share our year in review with you!
In 2015 we worked on twelve feature docs, a narrative feature, three prime time dramas and a comedy special. I’m exhausted just writing that! So, let’s start with our top five highlights…
– Delivering VFX for three brilliant prime time TV series. We were thrilled with the first one, but by the third we were ready to fall off our chair in excitement.
– Working with Louis Theroux. Nothing more to be said here.
– Delivering the final shot for The Sunshine Makers. With over 160 sequences in the film, managing a team of six artists, and a newborn baby in the mix – it was a stellar effort from all involved (even the baby)!
– Being on stage at Doc NYC, sharing our thoughts with a very talented selection of panelists for the Animation and Graphics Masterclass. Allison had tonsillitis and had got off a plane from LA at 2am the morning before, but it was still many degrees of awesome.
– Experiencing the premiere of our first narrative feature film, savouring all eight minutes of our contribution, for Guy Richie’s The Man From U.N.C.L.E. We’ve seen our work on the big screen quite a few times now, but never with security men in suits with binoculars.
Here’s an overview of the projects we’ve been involved with in 2015 >
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (Dir. Guy Richie, Warner Bros)
Listen to me, Marlon (Dir. Stevan Riley, Passion Pictures)
Louis Theroux – My Scientology Movie (Dir. John Dower, BBC Films)
The Sunshine Makers (Dir. Cosmo Feilding-Mellen, Passion Pictures)
Being A.P. (Dir. Antony Wonke, BBC Films)
We are X (Dir. Stephen Kijak, Passion Pictures)
Homegrown (Dir. Greg Barker, HBO/Motto Pictures/Passion Pictures)
The C Word (Dir. Meghan O’Hara, Impact Partners/Revelations/Honest Engine)
Keep Quiet (Dir. Sam Blair, Passion Pictures)
Indian Point (Dir. Ivy Meeropol, Motto Pictures)
The Thread (Dir. Greg Barker, Lightbox)
How To Dance in Ohio (Dir. Alexandra Shiva, Gidalya Pictures)
Jaco (Dir. Stephan Kijak/Paul Marchand, Passion Pictures)
Professor Branestawm Returns (Special, Dir. Sandy Johnson, BBC)
Cradle to Grave (Series, Dir. Sandy Johnson, BBC)
Midwinter of the Spirit (Series, Dir. Richard Clark, ITV)
The Traffickers (Series, Fusion USA)
And the films we’ve been involved in have screened at the following film festivals in 2015 (list not exhaustive)…
Sundance Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, SXSW Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, London Film Festival, Doc NYC, Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival, Sheffield Doc Fest
For more details on any of the films above, check out our blog, where we discuss the films and our contribution in more depth.
In summary, we are thrilled to report such an incredible year. We are very passionate about our work, and feel honoured to be able to contribute to a selection of such inspiring films. We’re really looking forward to 2016, kicking off with We Are X premiering in Sundance in January 2016. Hooray!