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Day of the Flowers Title Sequence

With great excitement, here is our main title sequence we created for producer and dear friend Jonathan Rae’s new film Day of the Flowers.

A great film to work on, our design came from influences of cuban style decorating of the time as a backdrop. Combined together with super 8 filming and the use of Cuban graphic poster art typography. Mixing the history footage with the live action entry shots of the film worked very well to set the tone. To book-end the style, we incorporating the design into the end roller.

Now out on DVD and online to rent, the film tells the story of two Scottish sisters, one a left-wing activist, the other a popular party girl who travel to Cuba to scatter their late father’s ashes. In losing and trying to reclaim their father’s ashes, the bickering sisters set off on a journey that them takes them through romance, danger, and the discovery of old family secrets.

Directed by John Roberts (War of the Buttons), the film stars Eva Birthistle (Noble and Waking the Dead), Charity Wakefield (The Raven and Serena) and Carlos Acosta (New York, I Love You).

We hope you enjoy.

 

Our latest work – OUT ON DVD this summer

The Morrison Studio DVD Releases

What a bumper month for us, as 4 of OUR LATEST TITLES GO OUT ON DVD within days of each other!

With the World Cup having come to a close this weekend. We expect many of you will fancy a night in without football, to watch one of the many great films being released on DVD this summer.

Fantastically for us at The Morrison Studio. 4 films we have created the title sequences for go out on UK release in the next few weeks, starting with John Roberts’ Day of the Flowers releasing on the 21st July, followed by Pascal Chaumeil’s A Long Way Down going out on the 28th July, finally with both John Michael McDonagh’s Calvary and Biyi Bandele’s Half of a Yellow Sun being released on the 4th August.

It’s a great choice of entertainment for you too! With a mix of genre’s to make you laugh or cry, smile or simply stare at the screen…

DAY OF THE FLOWERS
Two Scottish sisters, one a left-wing activist, the other a popular party girl, travel to Cuba to scatter their late father’s ashes. In losing and trying to reclaim their father’s ashes, the bickering sisters set off on a journey that them takes them through romance, danger, and the discovery of old family secrets.

Stars: Eva Birthistle, Charity Wakefield and Carlos Acosta
Runtime: 99 mins
Previous Blog: http://wp.me/pIDnQ-ti

Day of the Flowers

A LONG WAY DOWN
After he is threatened during a confession, a good-natured priest must battle the dark forces closing in around him.

Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Toni Colette, Imogen Poots and Aaron Paul
Runtime: 96 mins
Previous Blog: http://wp.me/pIDnQ-x1

A Long Way Down

CALVARY
Four people meet on New Year’s Eve and form a surrogate family to help one another weather the difficulties of their lives.

Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Chris O’Dowd, Kelly Reilly, Aidan Gillen and Dylan Moran
Runtime: 100 mins
Previous Blog: http://wp.me/pIDnQ-x1

Calvary

HALF OF A YELLOW SUN
Sisters Olanna and Kainene return home to 1960s Nigeria, where they soon diverge on different paths. As civil war breaks out, political events loom larger than their differences as they join the fight to establish an independent republic.

Stars: Thandie Newton, Chiwetel Ejifor, Anika Noni Rose and John Boyega
Runtime: 111 mins
Previous Blog: http://wp.me/pIDnQ-D6

Half Of A Yellow Sun

We all think here at The Morrison Studio, that you’ll have fun watching these new summer releases. We hope you enjoy our work and we look forward to sharing more with you and some new exciting news in the very near future. Happy viewing!

Believe – In Cinemas July 25

Believe - Theatre of Dreams

We couldn’t be any more excited to see our dear friend Manuela Noble’s film ‘Believe’ directed by David Scheinmann, get its cinema kick-off.

It’s some time ago since we created the title sequences for Manuela (Wachafilm), and producers Ben Timlett and Bill Jones (Bill and Ben Productions). So we are delighted to see after a greatly received festival circuit, which saw the film pick-up Winner of the Golden Eye Award at the Zurich Film Festival, ‘Believe’ going out UK nationwide July 25.

Manuela let us know that the film will also be screening at 80 schools across the UK on July 15, as part of the ‘In to Film’ government sponsored program. To then be followed with the US and Canada release on September 12, in all cities that have a major league soccer team – including NYC, Chicago, Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal.

With the Brazil World Cup only coming to a close just days before, we think the timing couldn’t be any better!

Believe Titles

We had great fun designing both the main and end title sequences, and as always a real pleasure playing alongside VFX supremo Alexis Haggar and his team at Lexhag on creating a look and feel in keeping with the 80’s style in the film. Dean and I are especially pleased with the identity we created for the main title logo, having researched the genre and influences of the eighties. The final whistle came from the producers with…

“It is unanimous, we all love it! We believe it’s a winner!!! Thank you so much!”.

Man of the match though surely has to go to film editor Julian Rodd (‘Absolutely Anything’), for a great 1, 2 into the back of the net! Set-up from a great pass from cinematographer Gary Shaw (‘Moon’).

‘Believe’ has been a great film to be involved with. Boasting a great cast, coached by Brian Cox (Sir Matt Busby), with new talent Jack Smith (Georgie Gallagher) scoring lots of goals.

Already receiving some great reviews, such as The Upcoming: (http://www.theupcoming.co.uk/2014/06/10/believe-movie-review/). We think you’ll all going to enjoy this full 96 minutes, without penalties. A real match to all ‘coming of age’ films.

Here’s the latest official trailer for you all to see:

Genre: Children
Runtime: 96 mins
Country, Year: UK, 2014
Languages: English
Screenplay: David Scheinmann
Cinematography: Gary Shaw
Edited by: Julian Rodd
Producers: Manuela Noble, Ben Timlett, Mark Sandell, Aurelio Landolt, Hanspeter Jaberg
Cast: Brian Cox, Jack Smith, Natascha McElhone, Toby Stephens, Phillip Jackson

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