29th June, 2020
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.
14th May, 2020
‘With as challenging a production as Iceland Is Best, we had such a professional, friendly and helpful team at Onsight behind us. All the way, made a huge difference. Their support from day one was absolute and with the quality of facilities and the talented staff they have, Post Production was a joy. An enormously impressive and enjoyable group of people to work with.’ - Will Randall-Coath - Producer
Iceland Is Best centers around Sigga, who at 17, tells her parents she is leaving her beautiful Icelandic fishing village to become a poet in California. Her grandpa has just given her enough money to buy a plane ticket.
Is it going to be simple? What can possibly go wrong? Her three childhood friends, Kati, Benni and Gunni, don’t want her to go. They offer to drive Sigga to the airport but pick up Nikki, a handsome stranger on the way, who also wants her to stay.
Produced by William Randall-Coath, with Dankuro Asanuma as Cinematographer who shot this visually stunning film in 35mm. Iceland Is Best shows how hard it can be to leave, but also why we have to. With the courage we need to make our dreams come true.
25th April, 2020
'Thoughout the C19 experience working with OnSight has been fantastic and they have been incredibly flexible. They're also a lovely company and couldn't do enough for us - a real pleasure to deal with.’ - Gillian Mosely, Medialab UK
Tinderbox is a controversial, revealing and timely new feature documentary exploring both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. At its core, it follows BAFTA/multi-award-winning filmmaker Gillian Mosely’s personal journey.
Exposing surprising, uncomfortable and shocking truths, this is an important film that will provide a valuable context and help people make up their own minds – or even change them.
Tinderbox shows a wide variety of contemporary voices, ranging from a Settler to a political member of Hamas. Today, while this conflict still rages, an American Middle East Peace Plan is in the works and anti-Semitism and Islamophobia remain as globally controversial and prevalent as ever.
21st April, 2020
‘Working alongside OnSight for the Post production has been a blessing, from the production development team of Sarah Banks, Callina Pearson and Tony Maher to the talented technical team of Ellory Payne (Grade) and Andy Coles (Sound). I look forward to creating many more productions with OnSight as the experience has been first class!’ - Sheridan de Myers
Produced and Directed by Sheridan de Myers, Written by Carl Samuel and starring Deno Driz. The story follows the lives of Brandon and Vince as they move from a routine existence of college life, making music, and linking with friends to one that becomes embroiled in a complex web of situations.
They must face up to the consequences of becoming involved in a manslaughter, being hunted down by rival gang members and then ultimately becoming the target of a major drug kingpin.
Further instalments are to be released throughout 2020 exclusively online with GRM Daily, both Sheridan de Myers and Deno Driz have crafted a compelling story which keeps the viewer hanging on for the next chapter.
25th March, 2020
Working with OnSight Post during the Covid-19 outbreak
In these challenging times, and since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, the health and safety of our staff & clients around the world has been our top priority.
As many of you are working from home, we wanted to let you know that we at OnSight will look to provide appropriate post-production solutions to all our clients.
It is now vital that the industry stays digitally connected and works together, so we can come out stronger on the other side of this international crisis. We are switched on and getting on with business whilst nearly all of our operations and post producers are working from home.
Calls and enquiries can be made, help and information can be provided via the usual contacts If you have any questions about current or upcoming projects and methods of working, please let us know. All our current projects and bookings have a scheduling solution We are actively monitoring advice from Public Health England, and will be adjusting our workflow to follow guidelines for best practice of Health & Safety.
Wishing all our customers the best in these unusual times and we’re here to help you in any way we can.