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Neil Marshall’s The Lair coming to Shudder on January 26th

January 24, 2023

After its premiere opening Fright Fest in August and screening at Sitges Festival, Neil Marshall’s latest adrenaline-pumping creation, The Lair, starring Jonathan Howard (Thor: The Dark World), Charlotte Kirk (The Reckoning) and Jamie Bamber (Battlestar Galactica), is dropping on Shudder! 

“Independent Film only works when you get more than what you pay for, and the value-add that Onsight brings with their unparalleled can-do attitude has made THE LAIR the film we always hoped it could be.”  – Daniel-Konrad Cooper, Producer.

Produced by Daniel-Konrad Cooper for Rather Good Films, The Lair follows RAF fighter pilot Lieutenant Kate Sinclair, after her plane is shot down over a rebel stronghold in Afghanistan. Whilst being pursued by insurgents, Sinclair finds refuge in an abandoned Soviet Research bunker where she unknowingly awakens the Ravagers – a DNA based biological weapon gone horribly wrong. 

Post Production

“I’m thrilled to have been able to work with Onsight again on my latest feature THE LAIR. They have a fantastic team of highly-skilled professionals and a familial approach to the collaboration of filmmaking. I get support at every turn and the fantastic attention to detail that every producer craves on every project.” – Daniel-Konrad Cooper, Producer.

OnSight had the pleasure of managing the conform, grade, online and delivery of The Lair, overseen by Senior Post Producer Jeff Halsey. The action-horror film was shot on Sony Venice, which was a treat for our team to work with and looks fantastic on the big screen! Colourist Andy Lee graded the film, set in Afghanistan, to emulate the remote high altitude mountains of the Nangahar Province and a hidden Soviet bunker; creating a fantastic contrast between the bright, barren environment and the dark colourful bunker, where the Ravagers lay in wait. 

The Lair was then handed to OnSight’s Senior Online Editor Adam Sample and Online Editors Alfie Mitchell and Dan Bourne. With over 600 VFX shots, The Lair was a great technical challenge for us and the team worked quickly to innovate new bespoke workflows for this project. Working with Director Neil Marshall throughout the post production process, from the offline to the grade and finishing meant the team had a solid understanding of the project and its needs right from the onset.