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.
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.
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.
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 Bonhôte 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).
12th July, 2021
Celebrities including actors and pop stars are fronting a campaign urging people to get their Covid jab. It sees West End and Emmerdale actress Sandra Marvin and Nicola Roberts, of Girls Aloud, perform The Rhythm Of Life, from 1966 musical Sweet Charity. They are joined by actors Sir Derek Jacobi, Sex Education's Asa Butterfield and comedian David Walliams. A tap-dancing Jim Broadbent concludes the song, saying "just get a vaccination".
The short film, directed by Josie Rourke was released ahead of the NHS's 73rd birthday - with sites across England lit up in blue on Saturday to pay tribute to the work of NHS staff during the pandemic.
The film was produced by Charles Finch and Peregrine Kitchener-Fellowes at Standalone Pictures, Edited by Matthew Cannings, Cinematography by Haris Zambarloukos and Music mix by Sefi Carmel at Soundtrack Creation.
It begins with Broadbent entering an empty theatre before being treated to a star-studded performance of The Rhythm Of Life - later joining in, tap-dancing in a pair of glittery blue shoes.
Don Warrington, Russell Tovey and Colin Salmon also feature in the ensemble song, alongside a chorus line of West End dancers dressed in NHS blue.