09th May, 2018
Meeting Gorbachev had a great summer of film festivals this year, it will be distributed by A+E Network and will be available to watch on Sky documentaries on Thursday 2nd July at 22:15 and available now on Amazon Prime.
Feature documentary “Meeting Gorbachev” by legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog and Emmy Award winning Director, André Singer.
OnSight were delighted to provide full 4K Post Production for this important feature film.
" Even for Werner Herzog, but especially for me, to tackle one of the greatest figures of the 20th Century for our film "Meeting Gorbachev" was both daunting and challenging. Relying on the skill-set of Onsight for the whole post-production process was not only essential, contributing to the global success of the film, but (hugely important) was enjoyable too. This is a post-production team at the top of their game"
The film is Werner Herzog and Mikhail Gorbachev in a conversation about history, the fall of the Soviet Union and the future of Russia embellished with black Herzogian humour.
Produced by Spring Films and Werner Herzog Film for History Films, A&E Indie Films and MDR/ARTE. Producers are Lucki Stipetic and Svetlana Palmer. It was Directed by André Singer and Werner Herzog and Edited by Michael Ellis. Richard Melman is the Executive Producer, Ulrich Brochhagen is the Executive Producer for MDR/ARTE and Molly Thompson is Executive Producer for History Films.
With his distinctive voice and his penchant for the more absurd sides of humanity, Werner Herzog is an unparalleled narrator. But in Meeting Gorbachev he is in for a fight to the finish. Herzog's conversations with the 87-year-old former head of state is epic in scope, but has a keen eye for history's small details. The greatness and fall of the Soviet Union, the Cold War, the future of Russia the ageing Gorbachev's political insight is as profound as his trust in the individual. We are reminded of how things could have turned out with this vast country. As any good Marxist knows, history is just a byword for struggle and conflict, but Gorbachev looks forward towards a possible future with peace. Herzog himself contributes his own analyses of archive material from the Soviet era, where he with black humour and a sharp eye finds the most interesting details in the midst of all the confusion. And, paradoxically, it is these details that end up being decisive.
20th April, 2018
Massive Congratulations to Yixi Sun who is having the first screening of SUSU this weekend at The East End Film Festival - 'this film masterfully marries cultural elements from both East and West in order to deliver a visually breathtaking thriller that makes it impossible to take your eyes of the screen.' OnSight were thriled to provide full post for this wonderful feature and are very happy that it will have its first screening at such a great festival.
20th April, 2018
Massive congratulations to Fizz&Ginger films who will be screening The Isle at the East End Film Festival! This is a lyrical, beautiful, second feature written by Matthew Butler-Hart, about three sole survivors of a devastating ship wreck who spot salvation in the shape of The Isle, then start to uncover the strange past of the once vibrant island. OnSight were thrilled to provide full post for this great feature and are super excited to be attending the screening tonight.
13th March, 2018
It’s exciting times for OnSight at the GSCA festival this week in Seattle. With the 1st official screening of Oceans: Our Blue Planet for BBC Earth Productions, which was posted here at OnSight. Just like all these other incredible Giant Screen Films :)
12th March, 2018
By the creators of the groundbreaking Planet Earth II and Blue Planet II series, Oceans: Our Blue Planet takes audiences of all ages on a global odyssey, from coastal shallows to the freezing shores of Antarctica, revealing the untold stories of the ocean’s most astonishing creatures.
The film is a visual spectacle that features cutting-edge science and fascinating new discoveries, the educational content and activities will be tailored around the messages and themes portrayed in Oceans: Our Blue Planet bringing marine science to life for classroom and family audiences.
OnSight’s creative team worked alongside BBC Earth productions to provide full post for this visually stunning feature using our unique digital remastering service. Covering full 6K picture post, 2D to 3D conversion, visual effects, shot extensions, bespoke giant screen deliverables and colour grading for both xenon and laser projection.
The story is narrated by Kate Winslet, directed by Mark Brownlow and Rachel Butler, produced by Neil Nightingale and James Honeyborne, with Executive Producers Ray Dalio and Jonathan Williams and Supervising Producer Myles Connolly. By using breakthroughs in science and cutting-edge technology, the film reveals the astonishing characters, otherworldly places, and extraordinary new animal behaviors. Warm and compelling stories about marine habitats and their characterful inhabitants will leave you emotionally invested in our oceans and the creatures who dwell there and bring a whole new perspective to understanding OUR blue planet. Oceans: The Blue Planet will be available in all formats: 2D & 3D, 15/70 Dome, DCI compliant Digital, IMAX Digital, IMAX Laser, Dome-customized 15/70, Fulldome Digital.
Thanks so much for all the hard work, skill and flexibility that has delivered us such a great result. I appreciate just how hard your whole team have had to work to achieve such a high standard in such a short timeframe.
Neil Nightingale - BBC Worldwide Creative Director