The 71st British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) was characterised by its wide ranging political messages of support and solidarity towards the victims of sexual harassment and bullying.
All BAFTA attendees displayed their support for “Time’s Up” and “Me Too” campaigns by dressing in dark colours and by wearing Time’s Up badges — all as a means of fostering further respect and equality in the film business after Hollywood’s sexual harassment scandals.
The night’s biggest winner was Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, which took five prizes including “Best Film”, “Leading Actress” Frances McDormand, “Original Screenplay” for writer-director Martin McDonagh, “Supporting Actor” Sam Rockwell and “Outstanding British Film”.
CM would like to especially congratulate BAFTA winner for “Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer” I Am Not a Witch, for whom Creativity Media did their post-production and worked closely with.
The story takes place in a Zambian village, where 9 year old Shula is accused of witchcraft and is thus faced with two choices: to either accept her supernatural reputation and stay in the local village, or to be transformed into a goat that may be killed and eaten.
Producer Emily Morgan’s and Writer-Director Rungano Nyoni’s pioneering feature film has been praised by critics and audiences worldwide; and the story has been referred to as a bold satirical parable that encompasses both magic and misogyny in its central themes.
It is the second consecutive year that CM has done post production and worked very closely with inspiring BAFTA winners for “Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer”, including 2017 BAFTA winner Under The Shadow.
We hope to score a hat-trick next year for another win, as we continue to work on and to be inspired by these outstanding films, and the immense talents working behind them.
For the full list of 2018 BAFTA winners please visit: https://www.screendaily.com/news/baftas-2018-full-list-of-winners/5126747.article
The team at CM would like to congratulate all the 2018 nominees of The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) ceremony, which will be held on February 18 at Royal Albert Hall.
The Awards ceremony will be presided by Absolutely Fabulous actress and BAFTA award-winner Joanna Lumley, who will replace Stephen Fry after having presented 12 BAFTA ceremonies. Lumley will be the first female to preside The BAFTA Awards after 17 years.
CM would like to especially congratulate BAFTA nominee for “outstanding debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer” I am not a Witch, for whom Creativity Media did their post-production and worked closely with.
Zambian-born Welsh Writer/Director Rungano Nyoni’s groundbreaking first feature film has been incredibly praised by both audiences and critics.
The story unfolds in a far-off Zambian village, where a nine-year-old girl (Margaret Mulubwa) is faced with two choices after being accused of being a witch: to either accept her supernatural reputation and stay in the local village, or to be transformed into a goat that may be killed and eaten.
Critics have referred to the film as a daring satirical parable of both magic and misogyny. A story that has stunned audiences and jurors, for its urgency on pressing social issues and the female’s role in society.
Rungano Nyoni started her bright and pioneering film career with award-winning shorts such as Mwansa the Great and Listen. Her bold independent vision holds great promise for the British and international film industry.
CM would also like to give a special mention to BAFTA nominee for “Outstanding British Film” God’s Own Country, .
For the full list of 2018 BAFTA nominees please visit: https://www.screendaily.com/news/baftas-2018-full-list-of-nominations/5125382.article
The team at CM would like to congratulate all the winner’s at the 20th British Independent Film Awards (BIFA), that took place this Sunday at London’s Old Billingsgate.
God’s Own Country, for whom Creativity Media did their post-production, were the favourites of the night picking up a total of 4 BIFA’s, including best British Independent Film. As well as winning the previously announced Sound Award, the film also won Best Actor for Josh O’Connor, and Best Debut Screenwriter Francis Lee.
I Am Not a Witch, with whom CM worked closely with, took home 3 awards on the night, including Best Director and The Douglas Hickox Award for Rungano Nyoni, and Breakthrough Producer (sponsored by Creativity Media) for Emily Morgan. (This is only the second time a director has won both awards.)
Lady Macbeth also did exceptionally well, winning trophies for Best Screenplay, Best Actress and Most Promising Newcomer.
The Honorary Awards included The Variety Award for Gary Oldman, The Richard Harris Award presented to Vanessa Redgrave, and Femi Oguns for the Special Jury Prize.
See the full list of Sunday’s winners below…
Best British Independent Film – God’s Own Country Francis Lee, Jack Tarling, Manon Ardisson
Best International Independent Film – Get Out Jordan Peele, Jason Blum, Edward H Hamm Jr, Sean McKittrick
Best Director – I Am Not A Witch Rungano Nyoni
Best Screenplay – Lady Macbeth Alice Birch
Best Actress – Lady Macbeth Florence Pugh
Best Actor – God’s Own Country Josh O’connor
Best Supporting Actress – The Party Patricia Clarkson
Best Supporting Actor – The Death Of Stalin Simon Russell Beale
Most Promising Newcomer – Lady Macbeth Naomi Ackie
The Douglas Hickox Award (Best Debut Director) – I Am Not A Witch Rungano Nyoni
Debut Screenwriter – God’s Own Country Francis Lee
Breakthrough Producer – I Am Not A Witch Emily Morgan
The Discovery Award – In Another Life Jason Wingard, Hannah Stevenson, Rebecca Clare Evans
Best Documentary – Almost Heaven Carol Salter
Best British Short Film – Fish Story Charlie Lyne, Catherine Bray, Anthony Ing
Best Cinematography – Lady Macbeth Ari Wegner
Best Casting – The Death Of Stalin Sarah Crowe
Best Costume Design – Lady Macbeth Holly Waddington
Best Editing – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Jon Gregory
Best Effects – The Ritual Nick Allder, Ben White
Best Make Up & Hair Design – The Death Of Stalin Nicole Stafford
Best Music – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Carter Burwell
Best Production Design – The Death Of Stalin Cristina Casali
Best Sound – God’s Own Country Anna Bertmark
A huge congratulations to all the 2017 BIFA nominees!
Now in it’s 20th year, the BIFA’s have long supported the independent film industry in the UK, and continue to inspire and support emerging artists and talent within the field.
This year, the Breakthrough Producer Award will be proudly sponsored by Creativity Media, and will feature nominees such as Emily Morgan from I am Not A Witch, as well as Jack Tarling and Manon Ardisson from God’s Own Country.
The films have also been successful in other categories; with I Am Not A Witch earning 13 nominations, and God’s Own Country being nominated for 11.
This October marks the 61st anniversary of BFI London Film Festival, and we are proud to announce that Rungano Nyoni’s ‘I Am Not A Witch’ will be one of twelve films competing in the First Feature competition for The Sutherland Award.
This award recognises directorial debuts with the most originality and imagination.
‘I Am Not A Witch’ tells the audacious story of a young Zambian girl (played by Margaret Mulubwa) accused of being a witch.
Creativity Media are proud to have provided full post production services for this dark, satirical feature.
You can get your tickets to see ‘I Am Not A Witch’ at London Film Festival on Sunday 12th October here: whatson.bfi.org.uk/lff/Online/default.asp
We wish the best of luck to Rungano and the rest of the ‘I Am Not A Witch’ team.
After the massive success of shark attack thriller 47 Meters Down this summer, a sequel is under development.
The original starring Mandy Moore and Claire Holt, became the highest-grossing indie smash of the summer in the U.S of 2017 ($53 million).
The sequel, 48 Meters Down changes location from Mexico to Brazil where a group of cave diving girls venture into some hidden underwater ruins not knowing one of the most deadliest shark species resides in the area.
47 Meters Down’s Postproduction was provided in a cooler climate of Creativity Media facilities in London where our online editors worked their magic in our state-of-the-art baselight grading theatres.
Once again, we look forward to seeing the next project take on the world’s greatest predator.
47 Meters Down is available on DVD Blu-ray and digital download this month. See more of our work here .
It’s summer blockbuster time and just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water, British survival horror film 47 Meters Down hits UK cinemas this week.
Directed by Johannes Roberts, the film follows sisters (Mandy Moore and Claire Holt) who get trapped in a shark cage whilst holidaying in Mexico. With their air supplies dropping, the girls must escape before the great white sharks detect blood.
Creativity Media provided full postproduction with manager Jennifer Eriksson and on-line Editor Víctor Escribano representing the team.
With a box office gross at over $45 million, we’re eager to see how the film does on home coasts.
47 Meters Down opens in cinemas on 26th July 2017.
This week the 70th Cannes Film Festival opens and Creativity Media’s postproduction work is being represented in I AM NOT A WITCH.
Selected at this year’s Directors’ Fortnight, I Am Not a Witch is a modern day African satire revolves around a 9-year-old girl, Shula, who is accused of being a witch.
Written and directed by BAFTA-nominated filmmaker Rungano Nyoni, Creativity Media provided post-production and Visual Effects.
Screen Daily picks it as one of the top 20 stand-out titles of the festival.
We are extremely proud of our Sound Department for their MPSE (Motion Picture Sound Editors) nomination for Iranian Horror Under The Shadow.
For nearly 65 years, the MPSE is devoted to improving the recognition of Sound Editing in motion pictures to the public and the filmmaking industry.
Richard Kondal (Supervising Sound Editor), Alex Joseph (Sound Designer) and Alex Outhwaite (Sound Effects Editor) are up for a Golden Reel prize for Best Feature Foreign Language -Effects/ Foley/ Dialogue/ ADR.
An award winning film in its very own right, Under the Shadow follows a mother and daughter who struggle to cope during the last stages of the 1980s Iran/Iraq conflict.
Our team put their heart into creating an atmospheric haunting sound to this chilling psychological thriller.
The 64th annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards will take place on the 19th February in Los Angeles.
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2016 is coming to an end. A year full of ups and down but definitely a high for Iranian Horror Under The Shadow.
A year full of awards and critical acclaim, Under The Shadow will be available to see via Netflix from 7th January 2017.
Netflix acquired the worldwide streaming rights to the Iranian horror movie back in January 2016 at the Sundance film festival.
Creativity Media provided full postproduction for Babak Anvari first feature and are happy to end the year on a high.
To everyone that has worked and collaborated with Creativity Media over the last year we thank you for your support and look forward to working with you in 2017.