The Final Year

https://vimeo.com/250428204 The film provides an unprecedented look at the shaping of US foreign policy by following key members of outgoing US President Barack Obama’s administration. Having worked with director Greg Barker previously (Legion of Brothers, Manhunt, The Thread, Sergio, Koran by Heart), we were approached by Greg early during the LA based edit to conceptualise an opening…

Eric Clapton | Life in 12 Bars

Blue Spill worked closely with Passion Pictures and director Lili Fini Zanuck (Rush, Cocoon) over a six month period to create a range of animation sequences for Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars. The film is an intimate, revealing musical odyssey on the life and career of Eric Clapton, told by those who have known him best, including BB King,…

The Lure

Blue Spill crafted the opening title sequence for Tomas Leach’s film, The Lure, produced by Robert Fernandez and exec. produced by Errol Morris. The film is based on Forrest Fenn’s treasure, following various hunters led only by Fenn’s abstract poem. Within the sequence we explored the reveal of incongruous information, aesthetically representing the difficult journey of…

My Scientology Movie

Blue Spill collaborated on Louis Theroux’s My Scientology Movie, designing the opening title sequence, end credit sequence, photographic sequences, twitter feeds, narrative cards, LTs and location IDs. Inspired by the Church’s use of filming techniques, and aided by ex-members of the organisation Louis Theroux used actors to replay some incidents people claim they experienced as members in…

Captive

Blue Spill designed the title sting and in film graphics for Netflix 8 part series, Captive, produced by two-time Oscar-winning producer Simon Chinn (Man on Wire, Searching for Sugar Man) and acclaimed executive producer Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity). The series examines the most challenging hostage situations of our times, from the highest-profile cases to those…

The Sunshine Makers

Working closely with director Cosmo Fielding-Mellen and editor Nick Packer, we provided around thirty minutes of in film sequences for Passion Pictures, The Sunshine Makers. The film explores the original creators of the infamous 1970’s acid Orange Sunshine, Nick Sand and Tim Scully. The primary sequence above is part of our Investigation Board series. The film…

Listen to me Marlon

Having worked with director Stevan previously (Fire in Babylon, Bond; Everything or Nothing), we had some early meetings to discuss style and his unique narrative approach. Without the use of talking heads, Stevan’s use of archive was incredibly important. We also needed to consider Stevan’s reconstructed footage, which initially sat too clean in the edit and required…