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Hounded to Premiere at Fright Fest 2022

July 29, 2022

“Onsight have been an incredible partner to work with. Adapting to our needs, issues and requests with ease. They have a wonderfully talented team and I couldn’t recommend them highly enough” – Ben Jacques, Producer.

Directed by Tommy Boulding, in his debut feature, Hounded follows a gang of young thieves undertaking a robbery of a stately home. Things take a sinister turn after the owners of the house catch the thieves and hunt them across the estate for the proprietors’ entertainment. It’s not often that you become sympathetic for people robbing a home, but this thriller encapsulates this situation perfectly, as the thieves must fight for their lives whilst the evil lady of the manor (Samantha Bond) sets her hounds loose to hunt them down for the most twisted of sports. 

Hounded is Produced by Fiction Films and distributed by Signature Entertainment, with Ben Jacques as Producer, Cinematography by Martyna Knitter, Melissa Massey as Co-Producer, Katie Wilkinson and Elizabeth Williams as Executive Producers. Also starring in this survival thriller are Malachi Pullar-Latchman (YO!), James Lance (Ted Lasso), Larry Lamb (Gavin & Stacey) and James Faulkner (Game of Thrones).

Post Production at OnSight

Director Boulding previously worked as an editor on features including Corinna Faith’s The Power and in 2018 he worked with OnSight whilst editing Possum. We are thrilled to have provided post production services for Boulding’s directorial feature debut Hounded, overseen by Senior Post Producer Jeff Halsey.

Hounded was offlined in Avid by Director and Editor Boulding and handed to OnSight’s Senior Online Editor Adam Sample, who oversaw the finishing process. The conform and grade was performed in Mistika, where our talented in house Senior Colourist Andy Lee made this film come alive with colour. The remaining online was carried out in DaVinci Resolve, by Sample who enjoyed working with Boulding’s beautifully laid out timelines and media with perfect file names and time codes.

There were around 150 VFX shots in total, most are hardly noticeable as they were so seamlessly integrated; however, a fantastic explosion scene added an extra layer of excitement and tension to the film! This project was great fun for our team, with Adam Sample recalling “it’s a great piece of work, which I loved working on and thoroughly enjoyed watching many times!”.

Hounded screens at Fright Fest in its world premiere on August 26th. Book your tickets here.