Now that we’re closing shop for the holidays, we felt it would be apt to celebrate not just the end of another year but the successful festival run of our debut short, Seven.
Though relatively under wraps and mostly for the eyes of discerning festival-goers, Seven has been selected and screened at 11 festivals worldwide, winning Best International Short at Edmonton Film Festival, Canada and again at Kerry Film Festival, Ireland.
More importantly, being an Official Selection at Aesthetica now puts the team in the running for a BAFTA nomination!
If you’d like to a like to see where else it’s played (or going to play) and who helped me pull this off, head on over to www.sevenshortfilm.com for a little Christmas treat.
We recently wrapped on post-production for our short film, Seven, putting the finishing touches on the grade and polishing the 5.1 Surround Sound (shout out to 19Sound for this!)
This means that we’re now ready to enter the festival circuit and hope that everyone will like it as much as Emanuel Lubezki (DOP on The Revenant, Gravity etc) who graced us with his time and a review.
For those of you that haven’t yet seen the trailer, head HERE
Jago: A Life Underwater continues to prove a festival favourite, winning a total of four awards at the recent Royal Television Society Awards in Bristol, having received a total of eight nominations. It even edged out Planet Earth II to scoop Best Cinematography. Not bad for an upstart indie documentary drama shot on a microbudget with a crew of six. The other awards included Best Documentary, Best Sound and Best Colour Grade. We’re hoping to arrange a screening of Jago later in London later in 2017 – watch this space and check out the trailer here.
Wolf Hunter will be screening along with three other short films at the Curzon in Bloomsbury on Saturday (28th Nov). The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with our director, James Morgan, Anna Stevens from Panos Pictures and Jennifer Bryne, Head of Video at Dazed. You can buy tickets for the event here: – Screening Tickets
An Evenki man leads his reindeer through the forest. His herd is vulnerable to ever- increasing wolf attacks. All over eastern Siberia, wolves are migrating in huge numbers from the taiga forests out onto reindeer pastures, threatening livestock on a scale not seen since pre-Soviet times. Khatystyr, Sakha Republic, Russia.
Setting up to interview Ion with make shift camera heater. Thermal insulation with hand warmers inside courtesy of Ben.
Our latest film, Jago: A Life Underwater, has picked up the top prize at the Jackson Hole Film Festival. Produced in conjunction with Underdog films, Jago tells the story of Pak Rohani, a Bajau sea nomad, charting his life in Sulawesi’s Togian Islands.
Through a mixture of interviews and cinematic reenactments, the film charts Pak Rohani’s extraordinary life; learning to dive, losing his son and coming to terms with his own mortality.
Shot entirely in 5K for a 4K master on Red Epics, the film also makes use of experimental underwater rigs and aerial photography.
We don’t have a set release date but here’s a sneak peek, courtesy of the festival:
Last month we were in Socotra shooting a music video. Floating adrift between Yemen and Somalia, it’s not the easiest place to make a film, but if you can negotiate the various obstacles and refrain from reading the travel warnings it makes for a stunning location. We shot on a new Red Epic, see some screen grabs below. A lot of people have been writing asking if you can pull stills from the video stream now it’s in 6k. And the short answer is: it depends.
Many thanks to Adhem, Johnny and Abdul.
Adhem in the final scene of the film, North Socotra, Yemen
Adhem stares into the fire during the cave sequence, South Socotra, Yemen
A still from a time-lapse sequence in Central Socotra