09th July, 2019
It was great to grade The Cure in 4k, HDR and for cinematic release at OnSight. Jeff and Callina who scheduled for us were great, as was Andy and Max who graded and I felt that the whole vibe at OnSight was a positive one. - Tim Pope, Director
Marking their first appearance on the Big Screen since In Orange, The Cure, recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and who played Glastonbury to five star reviews, have a new film directed by long-time collaborator Tim Pope, titled The Cure Anniversary 1978-2018 Live in Hyde Park London. The concert, shot in 4K and graded here in 4K at Onsight, has worldwide release on July 11 in nearly 1, 500 screens in 50 countries from Hawaii to Tasmania. The US alone has 375 screens and with the UK at 175.
The film was produced by Jules Fennell and edited by Mark “Reg” Wrench, with facilities again provided by Onsight. The music was mixed in 5:1 by singer Robert Smith and Paul Corkett at the legendary Abbey Road Studios, with the intention of giving the audience a fully immersive experience. Songs from the band’s 40-year career include many favourites like A Forest, Pictures of You, Friday I’m In Love and Why Can’t I Be You. Delivered to production manager Rosie Holley at Eagle Rock Entertainment, the film will be distributed theatrically in the UK by Trafalgar Releasing.
Tim Pope has directed a wide range of feature films, documentaries, commercials and iconic music videos, including The Cure’s The Lovecats, Inbetween Days and Close To Me. Tim has also worked with artists such as David Bowie, Fatboy Slim, Queen, Iggy Pop, Neil Young, The The, Talk Talk and Wham!