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Jackson Wild Awards 2021

25th August, 2021

2021’s Media Awards Finalists have now been announced. 

This year’s submissions include BBC Earth’s, Antarctica and Terra Mater Factual Studios’, Arctic: Our Last Great Wilderness.

Founded in 1991, the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival has become Jackson Wild, expanding our reach and impact around the globe.

Jackson Wild is a catalyst for accelerating and elevating impactful storytelling at the nexus of nature, science and conservation.Through innovative and collaborative community gatherings, skill-building initiatives and mentorship programs, Jackson Wild creates an inclusive forum for storytellers to more deeply illuminati connections to the natural world and our collective responsibility to the wild.

BBC Earth’s Antarctica

Antarctica is a land of mystery and yet what happens here affects every single one of us. With never-before seen footage, the story brings audiences to the farthest reaches of this wild and majestic continent. It is the coldest, driest and windiest place on Earth with the roughest oceans and yet, weird and wonderful creatures thrive here in astounding abundance

The film is directed by Fredi Devas, who worked on Planet Earth II and Frozen Planet. With Production Managers Caroline Cox and Nicola Kowalski, Producer Jonny Keeling, Executive Producer Jonathan Williams and supervising Producer Myles Connolly, who has a wealth of giant screen & IMAX films in his slate.

Antarctica has been shortlisted for 4 Jackson Wild Awards 2021, check out this beautiful giant screen film at London’s Science Museum!

Arctic: The Last Great Wilderness - Terra Mater Factual Studios

Produced by Terra Mater Factual Studios, producers Walter Köhler and Wolfgang Knöpfler, written and directed by IMAX producer Myles Connolly and the award-winning nature photographer and cinematographer Florian Schulz and distributed by Cosmic Picture.

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, located in the northeastern corner of Alaska, is one of the wildest places left on the planet - a symbol of wilderness that few have ever seen. The Arctic is vast, wild and untouched, where some of the world’s greatest wildlife spectacles unfold.

Arctic: Our Last Great Wilderness has been shortlisted for the Educational/Informational award at Jackson Wild Awards 2021. Join the Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS) to screen The Arctic: Our Last Great Wilderness at the AutoNation® IMAX 3D Theater located downtown Fort Lauderdale. 

Year of the Dog

24th August, 2021

Where would we be without man’s best friend? For those who are homeless, their canine companion will often be the most important thing in their life. 

Year of the Dog is a cinematic portrait of homeless dog owners and the people who work with them to ensure the welfare of their animals. It follows musician and radio presenter Simone Marie as she meets homeless dog owners and their animals in London, Birmingham, Kent and Oxford as they receive help and support from a team of volunteers from the charity DOTS (Dogs on the Streets), a volunteer-run charity dedicated to the welfare of dogs belonging to the homeless community.

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Paul Sng, the documentary follows the stories of several homeless dog owners and their pets, to explore the bond between dogs and their owners and reveal how they have helped people through difficult times. 

We also meet the DOTS volunteers who provide veterinary care, food and basic supplies, and assistance with helping homeless people and their dogs with getting off the streets for good. 

By using direct testimony to challenge public perception and show that homelessness is created by economic forces, rather than the fault of individuals, the film questions our understanding of how homeless people are seen – or unseen – by society.

Brian and Charles

16th August, 2021

After a man spends winter in isolation, he begins to develop an unlikely friendship with his only companion - a Robot. 
Director Jim Archer's debut feature is an extension of the original short film - Brian and Charles (2017), the film explores the relationship between a man and his own creation. This film was co-funded by Film 4 and the BFI then later acquired by production company Bankside Films. 

Managing Director Stephen Kelliher, speaks of Brian and Charles as “A film about loneliness and the importance of connection, themes which are very prescient in the world we live in today, Moreover, it is a joyous film which promises to leave audiences uplifted and entertained.”
 

Despite the film being shot during a global pandemic, the production was able to take place safely in North Wales last December. Covid guidelines were followed throughout the duration of the production and a Covid-19 marshall present on set. 

Rupert Majendie, Producer for Mr Box, said: “Having been ready to start cameras rolling in March, it’s great to be underway, and we’re thankful to the local authorities and community. Filmmaking during a global pandemic is a different experience and we’re taking every necessary precaution to ensure we do so safely, but we can’t wait to bring this strange and incredibly heart-warming story to life.”

Brian And Charles is produced by Rupert Majendie, Mr Box, a UK production company started in 2014 as a platform for comedians to create and broadcast their own sketches and podcasts.

Circle Square

09th August, 2021

''OnSight have been a legend to work with on Circle Square. They have a great team, and are always reliable, flexible and efficient.'' -  Erica Angell, Producer

Circle Square is a 40 x 7 minute preschool comedy, appearing daily on Milkshake, Channel 5 at 7.45am, starring Vanessa the purple dragon and her surprising neighbours (who include a yeti, a family of wizards and a pair of pine trees!). The series is all about neighbours on Circle Square Island helping each other out. Somebody needs Vanessa’s help today, but who will it be … ?

The cast includes Katy Brand, Kathryn Drysdale, Duaa Karim, and Shash Hira and series writers include Emma Boucher, Alex Collier, Nicole Davis, Isabel Fay, Evgenia Golubeva, Dilpreet Kaur Walia and head writer Myles McLeod and has original music by Tom Angell. 

The show is created by The Brothers McLeod, directed by Greg McLeod, executive produced by Erica Angell, Helen Brunsdon, Gary Timpson and Andrew Kavanagh. The series is a co-production with Kavaleer Productions, and was financed with support from Creative Europe, and the DCMS funded Young Audiences Content Fund which is managed by the BFI. 9 Story Media Group has acquired global distribution rights.

Antarctica - OnSight takes a deep dive into the unknown with BBC Earth

06th August, 2021

Antarctica has been shortlisted for 4 Jackson Wild Awards 2021, check out this beautiful giant screen film at London’s Science Museum! 

“OnSight has been a trusted and valued partner for BBC Earth on our Giant Screen films.  On large screen formats, there is nowhere for mistakes to hide and OnSight with their OPR workflow has consistently delivered a premium service quality that has allowed the visuals, audio and storytelling of our natural history films to shine with audiences worldwide.” - Jill Kellie, Commercial Director BBC Earth

Antarctica is a land of mystery and yet what happens here affects every single one of us. With never-before seen footage, the story brings audiences to the farthest reaches of this wild and majestic continent. It is the coldest driest and windiest place on Earth with the roughest oceans and yet, weird and wonderful creatures thrive here in astounding abundance.

Lead by OnSight’s Senior Colourist Andy Lee, OnSight’s creative team enjoyed working alongside BBC Studios Natural History Unit providing full post for this visually stunning feature, using our unique OPR (OnSight Picture 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 film is directed by Fredi Devas, who worked on Planet Earth II and Frozen Planet. With Production Managers Caroline Cox and Nicola Kowalski, Producer Jonny Keeling, Executive Producer Jonathan Williams and supervising Producer Myles Connolly, who has a wealth of giant screen & IMAX films in his slate.

“In our industry of giant screen filmmaking, quality is the key to success.  With laser projection and screens as big as 90’ x 120’, there’s nowhere to hide. Even the most minute issue is suddenly and glaringly apparent. 

For much of my nearly 30 years in this business, 70mm film was the gold standard for resolution and our ability to manipulate the cleanest image through the photo-chemical pipeline.  But now, with OnSight and their OPR workflow, we have the ability to choose the very best digital tools and create images that not only rival but surpass the very best quality that’s come before.  We now have more filmmaking option, more tools in our toolbox.  This process has helped us succeed on projects like BBC Earth’s “Oceans:  Our Blue Planet” and, more recently “Antarctica 3D”.  Audiences see the quality and come back wanting more.

This industry isn’t for the faint of heart and I’m hugely grateful to Onsight for developing this groundbreaking workflow and helping our films look their best."  - Myles Connolly, Producer for IMAX, Large Format documentaries, 3D and 4k digital production.