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Arctic: Our Last Great Wilderness

06th August, 2021

‘May I express my sincere gratitude for your professional and excellent work and the services you delivered to our full satisfaction. It was my first experience with the Giant Screen World and thanks to your guidance it was a very pleasurable one.’ - Wolfgang Knöpfler, Producer

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.  

DETAILS: The Arctic: Our Last Great Wilderness Weekends activities are included with admission to the Museum. For more information, visit mods.org/arcticsummer.

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.

The release of the trailer is accompanied by an online campaign on www.protectthearctic.org/ and @ProTheArctic on Twitter to create awareness for a looming catastrophe; and to show measures that could be put into place to save the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

The Refuge is one of the last places on Earth exempt from human impact; and while it has been a haven for hundreds of different plant-, animal and fish species, it’s under attack as the American government is following plans to extract oil from this part of the Arctic.

The film features an extensive education program to extend learning off screen and into homes and classrooms worldwide. ‘Arctic: Our Last Great Wilderness’ will reach online and local communities through an innovative and strategic engagement campaign to raise awareness about the fragile beauty of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

OnSight provided giant screen post production on this amazing project, 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.

BULL

02nd August, 2021

"It’s always a pleasure to work with Onsight and they delivered an exceptional service on BULL. The film has really benefited from the attention to detail Jeff and the team gave it, for which I thank them.”Dominic Tighe, Producer

Bafta award-winning director Paul Andrew Williams (London To Brighton) has written and directed Tea Shop Production’s BULL. Producers are Dominic Tighe (A Confession), Signature’s Marc Goldberg (Final Score) and Sarah Gabriel (Kidnap), and Tea Shop Productions’ Leonora Darby (A Banquet) and Mark Lane (47 Meters Down).

Bull will premiere at the London Film Festival as part of the 21 world premieres in the feature programme, The feature will play both at cinemas in London and UK-wide at 10 LFF partner venues, with select virtual premieres also hosted on the BFI Player online platform.

The film follows a former gang enforcer named Bull who mysteriously returns home after a 10-year absence to seek revenge on those who double-crossed him all those years ago.

He is in search of his son and the truth about what happened to him. On his journey to finding Aiden, we flashback to ten years before and start to piece together a series of events that leads to a dramatic and inexplicable climax.

Dirty, gritting and dangerous Bull is a brutal revenge thriller. This world is full of characters who have taken the law into their own hands but even they can't keep control of a situation that has got rapidly out of control, and at the centre of it is Bull-and a father's love for his son-who will stop at nothing to make amends in the hope of a better future.

Paul Andrew Williams added: “Bull is a story I have wanted to tell for a while and, despite its violence, has a strong emotional pull with a father’s love for his son at the centre of it. I think we have made a really cracking film with two fearless central performances from Neil and David. We made this under exceptionally challenging circumstances during a worldwide pandemic, and I am very grateful for the commitment and hard work from all the cast and crew.”

Signature Entertainment has boarded international sales rights and UK distribution on revenge thriller Bull, starring Neil Maskell (Kill List) in the lead alongside David Hayman (Fisherman’s Friends).

The Colour Room

29th July, 2021

The Colour Room is a Sky Original film co-produced by Sky, the UK’s Caspian Films and Creative England. It is written by Claire Peate, who won the Bafta Rocliffe film award for her script in 2016.

A specific release date for The Colour Room has not yet been set but broadcaster Sky has promised it will be available later in 2021.

Phoebe Dynevor, star of hit Netflix series Bridgerton, will make her feature film debut in The Colour Room opposite Matthew Goode with director Claire McCarthy and DOP Denson Baker.

Dynevor will play the real-life figure of Clarice Cliff, a factory worker in the industrial British midlands of the 1920s who revolutionized the 20th century workplace, designed the unprecedented Art Deco ‘Bizarre’ range and became one of the eminent ceramic artists of her time.

Alongside Goode - as eccentric factory owner Colley Shorter - and Dynevor, the cast also includes David Morrissey, Darci Shaw, Kerry Fox and Luke Norris.

The director Claire McCarthy and the DOP Denson Baker have both worked together before on The Luminaries, Claire McCarthy mentions in Televisual Magazine 'The relationships with the production designer, DoP, costume designer, makeup and hair designer, sound designer and composer are crucial. This is the core team. Myself and my brilliant DoP Denson Baker ACS NZCS do photographic storyboards as a key tool. We distribute ideas and pre-viz within the core creative team. My biggest goal is for all the departments to feel invested about the project and to share a clear understanding of the creative and dramatic intentions.' 

Thembisa Cochrane and Georgie Paget will produce for Caspian Films, in association with Denaire Motion Picture Poetry and co-producer Neil Jones. Executive producers are Laura Grange for Sky, Paul Ashton for Creative England’s West Midlands Production Fund and David Gilbery, Charlie Dorfman and Marlon Vogelgesang for Media Finance Capital in association with OnSight.

Rising Phoenix - Passion Pictures

26th July, 2021

‘Rising Phoenix’, a ground-breaking movie about the Paralympic Movement, will premiere in over 190 countries worldwide on Netflix. The film release was planned to coincide with Tokyo 2020 but will now form an important part of the celebrations leading up to the Paralympic Games next year. The film is directed by BAFTA-nominated directors Ian Bonho╠éte and Peter Ettedgui and produced by John Battsek of two-time Academy Award winning Passion Pictures (One Day in September, Searching for Sugar Man) and Greg Nugent of HTYT Films. 

Rising Phoenix has been shortlisted for Best Sports Documentary at The Grierson Awards 2021!

Producer Barbara Broccoli OBE (James Bond franchise) and BAFTA winning and Academy Award nominated screenwriter Richard Curtis CBE (Yesterday, Love Actually) serve as Executive Producers together with accomplished US Paralympian Tatyana McFadden and former International Paralympic Committee CEO Xavier Gonzalez.

The film charts the story of how one man’s vision that sport can deliver purpose to people with a disability sparked a movement which over half a century has grown into the third biggest event on the planet. The filmmakers blend never-before-seen archive footage through to the extraordinary stories of today’s athletes, leaders and visionaries. A range of renowned Paralympians from around the world appear in the film including Jonnie Peacock MBE (Great Britain), Jean Baptiste Alaize (France), Beatrice “Bebe” Vio (Italy), and Tatyana McFadden (USA).

BOARDERS

20th July, 2021

‘Working with OnSight has been an absolute pleasure. They have supported the project from the very beginning and we couldn’t have made the film without them. They truly worked with us, we felt truly supported by OnSight throughout.’  Jasmin Morrison - Producer

From underground to Olympic sport; Boarders captures the rich culture of the British skate scene. Told through the lives of four British skateboarders as they aim to qualify for the Tokyo Games, where skateboarding will make its debut as an Olympic sport.

With director Annika Ranin, Sean Fee and produced by Annika Ranin and Jasmin Morrison from UnMannered Limited. Boarders premiered at Genesis Cinema on July 16th London with International Sales by Urban Distribution International and Reservoir Docs. The film is being distributed by Bohemia Media in the UK, it is now available on iTunes, Sky Store and the Bohemia Euphoria platform.

Filmed over a period of 12 months, Boarders documents a historical moment in time with skateboarding heading to the Olympics and looks under the surface to discuss what it is like to be a professional skateboarder; with bigger competitions and more money entering the sport, the stakes are higher for everyone involved.

Boarders is a character focused film digging deep into the journeys of a group of British skateboarders who are vying for a spot to represent their country at the pivotal arena of elite sportsmanship, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, where skateboarding will make its debut as a competition sport. Starring: Sam Beckett, Alex Hallford, Jordan Thackeray, Alex deCunha

However, a key talking point within the skateboarding community has been whether the Olympics and the influx of commercial interest it brings will dilute the core values of the culture. With archive footage covering 6 decades of British skateboarding, Boarders looks at the various waves of popularity that skateboarding has undergone and introduces a strong look and feel of what skate culture is in the UK. 

Boarders is visual and distinct in its style - after all skateboarding’s rise to the timeless status could not have happened without photography and film.