We’re reaching the close of January and it’s already been a hectic start to the year. Post production is in progress on Kieron Hawkes’ dark thriller Piggy and we’re looking forward to commencing work on Fast Girls, Get Lucky and our own production The List.
A fortnight ago, Freddie Flintoff: The Hidden Side of Sport was broadcast on BBC1 and resulted in much discussion on the both the prevalence and impact of depression upon male sporting athletes, and the consequences upon their mental health and sporting capabilities of keeping their condition ‘in the dark’. Former England cricketer Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff interviewed a number of retired and active sporting greats as well as members of the public who are using sport as a recreational means of combating their depression.
The resulting discussion on Twitter, Facebook and within the media brought the subject of depression within the sporting arena (particularly upon men) into the light. The frankness of these discussion mirrored the manner in which both the interviewees in the documentary, and Flintoff himself, opened up about their own experiences and the regret in which they suffered in silence.
Creativity Media provided post production services on this documentary for production company Fullwell 73.
On this final week before the Christmas break, we’ve been mixing Tower Block in England’s only Dolby Premier Certified dub stage, the Richard Attenborough Theatre at Twickenham Film Studios. The film, which we are also co-producing, is set within a condemned housing estate in east London and features Sheridan Smith, Jack O’Connell, Russell Tovey and Ralph Brown.
The film is directed by Ronnie Thompson and James Nunn, and is due to hit cinemas next year.
The film, written and directed by Klauss Huttmann, will begin filming in March 2012 and charts a battle between the creator of a popular website that outs corrupt individuals and an assassin who starts executing those that feature at the top of the list.
Imagination Worldwide are handling international sales. Keep an eye out here for further news on the project.
Fresh from his recent win at the British Independent Film Awards, our Colourist and Head of Digital Intermediate, Pat Wintersgill, has seen The Road Home, a short film on which he worked on last year, shortlisted for next month’s Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awards.
We wish him the best come nomination selections prior to the ceremony.