Creativity Media are to provide full post production on what is due to be one of the biggest UK releases of 2016, Swallows and Amazons.
Filming is already underway on the Philippa Lowthorpe directed feature which is being backed by BBC Films and BFI.
The Arthur Ransome classic follows children John, Susan, Titty and Roger as they sail their boat, Swallow, to a deserted island for a summer camping trip. Two fierce Amazon pirates, Nancy and Peggy, challenge them to war and a summer of battles and alliances ensues.
Having gained some headlines back in autumn for its portrayal of young women pulled into London gangs, Sket is fresh out on DVD today. We supervised the post production and co-produced this film with Gateway Films and Gunslinger. The film is available on DVD, Blu-Ray, iTunes and On Demand.
In other news, Adam Deacon’s win at the BAFTA awards last month continues to gain attention, particularly from the meme generators. Naughty! We’re looking forward to seeing his performance in Outside Bet when it hits cinemas on April 27th.
Alex’s article for the Telegraph has reached an audience over the other side of the Atlantic. John Roach has been working with students at Georgia State University, experimenting with the psychology of sound. John referenced Alex’s article with an interest in the art of Foley and creative approaches in film sound. John and Alex have since got in touch with one another, exchanging ideas in sound exploration and human perception of our natural and man-made aural environment. It will be interesting to see what develops.
Last but not least, we are in the process of moving… more to be revealed next week. Rest assured, it’s exciting!
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.