Archive for September, 2012

Now Is Good Title Sequence

September 21, 2012 Leave a comment

Now Is Good Brighton Pier

Ol Parker‘s long awaited film ‘Now Is Good‘ from Warner Bros., is now out on nationwide UK cinema release this week.

Starring Dakota Fanning the film is based on a teen novel by Jeremy Downham, about a young girl diagnosed with Leukaemia working her way through a bucket list of must-dos, including losing her virginity and taking drugs.

Filmed in Dean‘s hometown of Brighton, he had fun illustrating for our title sequence the familiar streets where he grew up. Below is the full sequence for you all to see and enjoy:


DandAD 50 Celebration

September 18, 2012 Leave a comment

DandAD 50 Invite

The D&AD 50 Celebration Award Dinner and After Party celebration takes place tonight. My dear friend and co-judge at last years D&AD Awards Darius Ghanai, has flown over especially from Berlin to join me for the night and to groove on down to Grammy awarding winning De La Soul at the after party.

The night is celebrating the individuals, brands and businesses that have shaped the creative industry and honouring those who have collected the most Pencils over the last 5o years.

Richard Morrison and Darius Ghanai

The awards being presented this evening are for the ‘Most Awarded – Ad Agency, Design Studio, Production Company, Brand, Art Director, Copywriter, Designer and Director’. They’ll also be recognising those who are setting the future standards, with the presentation of this year’s Yellow Pencils and announcement of the Black Pencil.

Tonight’s celebration is also going to be streamed live at 2100 BST for those without tickets to be able to watch. Here’ the link for the live feed:

For those who are coming, both Darius and I ‘look forward’ to meeting old and new friends. See you there.

Zaytoun screens at the Toronto Festival

September 11, 2012 Leave a comment

Zaytoun screens at the Toronto Film Festival

Zaytoun gets it’s second screening tonight, as part of the official selection at this years Toronto Film Festival.

Having screened for the first time on Sunday evening at TIFF Bell Lightbox, the film returns for a matinee screening this coming sunday too.

Scotiabank Theatre is the venue tonight for Director Eran Riklis’s film set in 1982, Beirut, Lebanon about an Israeli fighter pilot (Stephen Dorff), who is shot down and must make his way across the war-torn country with the aid of an angry young Palestinian boy played by Abdallah El Akal.

Stephen Dorff and Abdallah El Akal

We wish Eran and the producers Gareth Unwin and Fred Ritzenberg, all the success with the film at the festival.

Half of a Yellow Sun

September 6, 2012 1 comment

Carrying on from our summer of films, the sun is shining for us as we have been awarded the title sequence for Half of a Yellow Sun. We have already designed and presented the sequence, after meeting a number of times with Nigerian novelist and playwright Biyi Bandele.

The film teams us up again with our dear friends, Editor Chris Gill and VFX Editor/1st Assistant Editor Ian Cunningham and is our first film for Post Production Supervisor Emma Zee (The King’s Speech and RocknRolla.

Half of a Yellow Sun

Produced by Andrea Calderwood (The Last King of Scotland) and Gail Egan (The Constant Gardener) and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dominic Cooper and Thandie Newton. The film adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie‘s best seller novel, tells the story of two sisters struggling to keep their lives and loves together under the violence of 1960s Nigerian politics, while exploring the turbulence of African history with Biafra’s civil war to establish an independent republic in Nigeria.

Chiwetel Ejiofor Thandie Newton Biyi Bandele

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton and Biyi Bandele

We look forward to sharing our journey with you as we progress.

Frankenweenie opens the BFI Festival

September 2, 2012 Leave a comment

Frankenweenie opens BFI Festival

Frankenweenie will open the 56th BFI London Film Festival on Wednesday 10 October, with a first time for the BFI simultaneously premiering Tim Burton’s film in 30 cinemas nationwide, including the Odeon Leicester Square and the BFI IMAX.

We have recently finished the titles for the film and the festival will also be hosting The Art of Frankenweenie Exhibition, capturing the magic of the process of filmmaking, with an exclusive look into the stop-motion animation process. The exhibition which runs from 17-21 October, will showcase original sketches drawn by Tim, as well as props, sets and puppets.

There will also be exciting workshop opportunities for education audiences to explore the production of Frankenweenie as well as a chance to meet some of the talented people who were involved in the making of the film.

We hope to see you there.

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