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Daisy – the latest from Nancy Paton

‘Daisy’, is the latest film from Nancy Paton, an Australian/Polish director, producer and award winning writer, and founder of Paton Productions.

Already in post, Dean and I are delighted to be involved and have recently designed their latest film poster, as seen here.

Next week, we see the first look screening at Warner Bros. De Lane Lea, and then we look forward to getting going on the titles.

Working again with our dear friend editor Emma Gaffney, is as always a huge pleasure – Having worked together previously on films such as Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Vaccums and Enemy at the Gates.

Nancy Paton Daisy Filming

Starring Hattie Gotobed (Snow White and the Huntsman), Max Brown (Turistas), and Lucy Russell (Batman Begins), Daisy’ depict the last days of a thirteen-year-old girl called Daisy, who suffers from sever RECESSIVE DYSTROPHIC EPIDERMOLYSIS BULLOSA (RDEB), and by chance meets Peter, an Iraq War veteran who suffers from drug addiction. Like Peter Pan, he is stuck in Neverland and Daisy, like Wendy, inspires him to change his ways. Daisy helps Peter learn to appreciate life, find home, but most importantly find love, something that she will never experience. As the credits run, we are left wondering what such a powerful little girl could have done with a lifetime of days.

Nancy wrote this award-winning screenplay as a way of raising awareness for a cause close to her heart. While the film has innocence in its tone, it is eager to depict the suffering from Dystrophic Epidermolysis accurately. Nancy worked with children at Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital and whilst there met an inspirational 9 year old girl called Maisy Keetch, who played Isabella in ‘Daisy’ and who suffers from EB in real life.

Alongside the filming of Daisy, a special documentary film is being made featuring children with EB, and their families, nurses and doctors who care for them. The idea is to encourage the film industry to offer more opportunities in the future for children and adults with disabilities and disease.

Nancy is also currently filming ‘Postpartum’ which she has written, a film charting the final days of a woman suffering with Postpartum depression. And is in pre-production on ‘Touched’, which intricately weaves together the lives of western scientists and local PNG tribes people, seen through the eyes of two woman each on their own path of discovery, who’s actions share a share destiny.

 

Daisy Film Poster

The Ones Below title sequence

Having just completed David Farr’s latest film The Ones Below – a Cuba Pictures production, produced in association by Nikki Parrott of Tigerlily films. David kindly emailed us to say:

Working with Richard and his team was terrific. Great ideas to start with and then a really calm but relentless approach as we evolved them, changed our minds, and found what we wanted. The final sequence is wonderful.
 
Thank you to The Morrison Studio.
David Farr David Morrisey The Ones Below

Left: David Farr, Middle: On-set The Ones Below, Right: David Morrissey

The Ones Below, starring David Morrissey (The Walking Dead), Clémence Poséy (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1), Stephen Campbell Moore (The Bank Job) and Laura Birn (A Walk Among the Tombstones), tells the story of a couple expecting their first child who discover an unnerving difference between themselves and the couple living in the flat below them who are also having a baby.

Due for release later this year, we’re delighted with the title sequences – they look very smart and are perfect for the film. Working with both David, Nikki and post production supervisor Layla Blackman was great fun, and a real delight. We look forward to the films release, and re-uniting the team on the next one.

Credits:
Creative Director: Richard Morrison
Art Director: Dean Wares
VFX Artist / Supervisor: Andy Brown
Post Producer: Glen Percival

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.

 

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

Halloweenie with Tim Burton

October 29, 2013 Leave a comment

Halloweenie with TIm Burton

All Hallows’ Eve‘ is nearly upon us and it is that time again when we prepare to be ‘Trick or Treated’, attend costume parties, carve pumpkins and traditionally celebrate Halloween.

It has now also become custom to take in the latest horror at the cinema. or getting a handful of spooky DVDs, popping some corn and hiding behind the cushions at home to scare ourselves senseless!

For those of you that love the lighter fun touch of dark, gothic and macabre fantasy films. American film director Tim Burton, has given us plenty that are a ‘must-have’ to take us through the bewitching hour – with this year being no exception.

Released on DVD at the start of the year, ‘Frankenweenie‘ is going to be a big hit for families. Special screenings have already started playing at selected cinemas and shops are busy selling costumes of Sparky and many of Burton’s amazing characters we have all come to love.

Tim Burton Halloween

Over the years, I have been fortunate to work on many of Tim’s films. Creating the title sequences for classics such as ‘Batman‘, and in recent years – ‘Sweeney Todd‘, ‘Dark Shadows‘ and of-course ‘Frankenweenie‘. So here’s a selection of our favorite Burton films to help you go bump through the night:

BEETLEJUICE
A recently deceased young couple (Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis) who become ghosts haunting their former home and an obnoxious, devious “bio-exorcist” named Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton) from the underworld who tries to scare away the new inhabitants (Catherine O’HaraJeffrey Jones, and Winona Ryder) permanently.

THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
The story of Jack Skellington, a being from “Halloween Town” who opens a portal to “Christmas Town” and decides to celebrate the holiday, with some dastardly consequences. Stars Chris SarandonCatherine O’HaraWilliam HickeyKen Page and Glenn Shadix.

SLEEPY HOLLOW
A film adaptation loosely inspired by the 1820 short story “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” by Washington Irving and stars Johnny Depp and Christina Ricci, with Miranda RichardsonMichael GambonCasper Van Dien, and Jeffrey Jones. The plot follows police constable Ichabod Crane (Depp) sent from New York City to investigate a series of murders in the village of Sleepy Hollow by a mysterious Headless Horseman.

CORPSE BRIDE
When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her. An all-star cast including Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter.

Halloweenie

SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET
The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. Also stars Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter.

DARK SHADOWS
An imprisoned 200 year old vampire, Barnabas Collins (Johnny Depp), is set free and returns to his ancestral home, where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection from his jealous ex-lover, Angelique Bouchard, played by Eva Green.

FRANKENWEENIE
Young Victor conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences.
Frankenweenie‘ is a black and white 3D stop motion animated comedy-horror family film and is a parody of and an homage to the 1931 film Frankenstein based on Mary Shelley‘s book of the same name . It is the perfect way to put a spark into the dead of night.

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