Gassed Up sells out world premiere at the BFI London Film Festival and won the Audience Award for Best Feature!
09th October, 2023
“Tony, Jeff and the whole team at OnSight went above and beyond for us with “Gassed Up”. The quality of the work and turnaround speeds are second to none.” - Bart Ruspoli, Producer
Commissioned by Amazon Prime, Gassed Up is written by Archie Maddocks and Taz Skylar, directed by George Amponsah, with cinematography by Stefan Ciupek, and is produced by Hester Ruoff and Bart Ruspoli of Ascendant Fox, Edward Caffrey and Rupert Preston of Sunrise Films, Stefan D'Bart and co-producer Ward Trowman of Bromantics, with Sunrise Films handling international rights. Gassed Up had its world premiere at the BFI London Film Festival on the 10th and 13th of October, and won the Audience Award for Best Feature! Vertigo Releasing will also be running a UK Theatrical release early in 2024.
Stephen Odubola (Blue Story, A Violent Man), Skylar (One Piece, Boiling Point) and singer Mae Muller star in the film, as well as Ms Banks, Yung Filly and Harry Pinero. Gassed Up follows Ash (Odubola), a young man desperate to earn money to raise his little sister and send his mother to rehab, as he gets caught up in the organised crime ring of Dubz (Skylar), a young and charismatic Albanian immigrant. The film is set during the peak of moped crime in London, and chronicles Ash’s struggle to keep his head above water as the crimes get bigger and the risks are far greater.
Post production was delivered by OnSight, with Andy Coles as re-recording Mixer and Andy Lee as colourist, Adam Sample as Online Editor, and Alfie Mitchell on conform, overseen by Lead Post Producer Jeff Halsey.
Gassed Up is Executive Produced by Bradley Butler, Emilie Butler, Michael Gilmore, Eliot Hankins, George Hawkins, Stephen Hole, Ian Kirk, Waleed Maisery, Lucy Middleweek, Tom Newton, Otto Ruoff, Adam Sumner, and Nigel Williams.
06th October, 2023
At the Grand Teton Awards Gala on September 28, at the Jackson Wild Summit, Once Upon A Time In Tsavo won the Ecosystem - Long Form Award for the film that most effectively explores a habitat and the interconnectivity of its unique ecosystem in the Jackson Wild Media Awards.
Once Upon A Time in Tsavo is a Deeble & Stone Film, with co-producers Waterhole Films, Terra Mater Studios, The WNET Group in association with PBS and CPB. It was written and directed by Mark Deeble and Victoria Stone, and Executive Producers were Sabine Holzer and Walter Köhler.
The Jackson Wild Media Awards are considered the highest bar of achievement in natural history filmmaking, and are a recognition of excellence in nature, science, and conservation storytelling.
Once Upon A Time in Tsavo focuses on arid regions across Africa, where a remarkable relationship between elephants and termites creates a waterhole – a green oasis which is central to every animal’s life. The story follows an extraordinary community of creatures that call the waterhole ‘home’ over a season in their lives. They range from a family of elephants to a pair of hornbills (aka ‘Zazu’ of The Lion King) alongside dung-beetles, chameleons, bullfrogs, geese and killifish.
The elephant family provides the background. They are the ‘architects’ and heavy lifters, but the intriguing narrative centres on the characters that live alongside them – at elephant toe-nail height.
The documentary was also a finalist in 3 other categories: Animal Behavior - Long Form, awarded to the film that most effectively examines animal behaviour in an innovative and illuminating way; Feature, awarded to the feature-length film that best advances an understanding or appreciation of the natural world, and Writing, awarded for the writing that most enhances the natural history story of which it is a part.
Picture Post was delivered by OnSight, with Senior Colourist Andy Lee, Online Edit by Adam Sample, and was overseen by Lead Post Producer Jeff Halsey. The film was made by the same filmmakers we worked with on the award-winning Elephant Queen (AppleTV+), and was filmed in Kenya over a number of years.
Once Upon A Time In Tsavo has also collected awards at New York Festivals TV & Film Awards 2023 and Wild & Scenic Film Festival 2023,where it won Best Kid's Film.
Staged 3 writers Phin Glynn and Simons Evans nominated for Best Writer at the Royal Television Society Midlands Awards 2023!
04th October, 2023
A huge congratulations to Phin Glynn and Simons Evans for their nomination from the Royal Television Society (RTS) Midlands for Best Writer for Staged 3 (BBC One and BritBox). Winners will be announced on 24th November in Birmingham.
You can watch the latest series of Staged now on BBC iPlayer, and catch up on the first two!
02nd October, 2023
Lang Lang plays Disney released on the 15th of September! The concert was directed by Liz Clare, and the documentary was directed by Oliver Murray, featuring Andre De Ridder (Conductor), Gina Alice Redlinger (Singer/Performer), Alfie Boe (Singer/Performer), Wang Xiao (Solo Erhuist), Plínio Fernandes (Solo Guitarist), the one night only concert at Royal Albert Hall is paired with insight into the life of world-renowned pianist Lang Lang. The project is produced by Mercury Studios, with Executive Producers Alice Webb, Steve Condie, and Richard Godfrey.
In this exclusive one night only concert at Royal Albert Hall, “Lang Lang Plays Disney” is an unrivalled musical and visual treat that showcases unique arrangements of Disney's most popular songs and gives insight into the life of world-renowned pianist Lang Lang. Through performance and documentary segments, the film opens an intimate window into his extraordinary musical journey as he speaks to his love for Disney dating back to his childhood in China. Joined by London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Lang Lang invites audiences to savor Disney classics such as “Let It Go,” “We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” “You’ll Be in My Heart” feat. English recording artist Alfie Boe, “When You Wish Upon a Star” feat. performer Gina Alice Redlinger and more.
OnSight handled technical delivery of the film for Rosie Holley, Head of Post at Mercury Studios, to Disney, whilst also providing the finishing post with Senior Colourist Andy Lee performing a HDR Dolby Vision grade from Sony RAW footage, Andy Coles handling the Dolby Atmos mix, Online Edit by Senior Online Editor Adam Sample, and conform and deliverables by Senior Edit Assistant Alfie Mitchell, overseen by Post Producer Jade Townsend.
27th September, 2023
"Arctic: Our Frozen Planet is an epic 3D adventure across the magical realm of snow and ice at the top of our planet. The team at OnSight have helped to bring this incredible ecosystem to life in vivid colour and awe-inspiring 3D. OnSight have been a trusted technical and creative partner for BBC Earth over a number of giant screen projects, and continue to be the standard bearers for quality in this exacting and challenging medium." - Jonathan Williams, Executive Producer BBC Studios.
The GSCA 2023 International Conference, in recognition of excellence in giant screen filmmaking, was held last week with the Giant Screen Cinema Association. We are very happy to share that Arctic: Our Frozen Planet won Best Film, as well as Best Cinematography, Best Score, Sound Design and Lifelong Learning!
A BBC Earth production and a SK Films release, Arctic: Our Frozen Planet is directed by Rachel Scott, produced by Mark Brownlow, Executive Produced by Jonathan Williams, with Giant Screen Consultant Phil Streather, and Joint Program Managers Jane Greenford and Kate Horvath (BBC). Arctic: Our Frozen Planet is an epic 3D adventure across the magical realm of snow and ice at the top of our planet. This 3D Giant Screen film is also narrated by the brilliant Benedict Cumberbatch.
At the top of our planet lies a magical realm of snow and ice – the Arctic. Every year it is transformed by an annual cycle of freeze and thaw. For millennia, this steady seasonal beat has allowed life to thrive. But our planet is warming, upsetting this natural balance and the Arctic is changing faster than anywhere else on Earth. Scientists are now discovering that what happens here affects us all.
Arctic: Our Frozen Planet focuses in on local communities dealing with the most immediate impacts of a warming Arctic, and the work being done with scientists to uncover how these changes will continue to affect the native environment, and ultimately all of us.
"It's been a long and happy journey with ONSIGHT. From re-working PLF's IMAX classic Bugs! 3D for Sky 3D, to Meerkats 3D (again for Sky 3D); through Madam Butterfly 3D for RealD/Royal Opera House; and 3D specials for Wanda in China. At each stage the team at ONSIGHT has evolved, as they continually strive for excellence. The recently minted OPR workflow is the zenith of this pursuit and is now, by far, the hands down gold standard for Giant Screen documentary post. Huge kudos to the tech team of Rik Tester, Andy Lee, Joana Coelho, Dan Bourne and Adam Sample. And of course to my other old friends Simon Craddock and Tony Maher. Long may the adventures continue." - Phil Streather, IMAX Producer and Consultant
The Arctic: Our Frozen Planet Educator Guide supports the Next Generation Science Standards, and was created by Discovery Place Education Studio, North Carolina, together with SK Films, and accompanies the Giant Screen film as an education tool. The Arctic spans three continents and eight countries, and this tool coupled with the Arctic: Our Frozen Planet film provides a stunning and informative way of learning about these environments, their inhabitants, and the impact of climate change.
OnSight provided full Picture Post for this project, using our unique OPR (OnSight Picture Remastering) service. This covered full 6K picture post, 2D to 3D conversion, visual effects, shot extensions for 1.43:1 and Dome projections, deliverables and colour grading for both xenon and laser projection. The project was completed with Senior Colourist Andy Lee, Senior Online Editor Adam Sample, Online Editor Dan Bourne, Edit Assistant Alfie Mitchell, and Digital Asset Coordinator Danielle Kidd. The project was overseen by Senior Post Producer Joana Coelho.