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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.

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).

Get Back to the Rhythm of Life

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.

Staged is back!

10th July, 2021

Unbound are delighted to announce the launch of the pre-order campaign for Completely Staged, the complete scripts and official companion to lockdown’s hit TV show Staged. Publication is scheduled for 16th September 2021.

Staged season 2 premiered on BBC One on Monday 4th January and is now available on BBC iPlayer. David Tennant and Michael Sheen are joined by their partner actresses Georgia Tennant and Anna Lundberg, who play themselves, Simon Evans as himself, Lucy Eaton (Simon’s sister) and Nina Sosanya (Jo).

The new series is set to be just as relevant and funny as series 1, as Tennant and Sheen find out their ‘new normal’ and deal with their American agent Tom, played by Ben Schwartz.

The BBC has also promised that series two will also feature “a whole host of unexpected guests”.

“The series hopes to capture our shared feelings of frustration and confusion at a world not quite ready to re-open,” the BBC teases. “Moments that promise normality dashed before they can take hold. The tantalising prospect of comfort kept at bay.”

Return To The Lair Of The Great White

08th July, 2021

Talesmith and OnSight work together again on the Return To The Lair Of The Great White for this year’s Shark Week.

In Western Australia there are more fatal great white attacks than anywhere else on the planet. Shark biologist Dr Craig O’Connell is on a quest to uncover why. On the trail of a five metre, possibly pregnant female named Charlotte, Craig, together with local abalone diver Marc Payne and shark conservationist Madison Stewart want to find out if the attacks are linked to the location of an undiscovered great white nursery lair. 

The team’s quest leads them from Salisbury Island to the edge of the continental shelf, but the prevalence of inquisitive and persistent male sharks promises to scupper their mission as both Charlotte and any juvenile sharks stay away. But after a fisherman’s sighting of a great white pup, they travel to a hidden bay on the edge of the oceanic wilderness, the Great Australian Bight. And here they strike gold - the Holy Grail of white shark science, the elusive Western Australian pupping ground.

In unprecedented scenes, multiple juvenile sharks swarm the divers, and surprise them for their overly aggressive nature, not only knocking over the cage but nearly slipping through the bars. Craig can’t believe his eyes – these sharks seem way more aggressive than any pups he’s ever seen before. Is this proof that Western Australian great whites are simply born more aggressive than others around the world, an adaptation to surviving in this harshest of environments? 

OnSight provided full post production for this captivating documentary, with Andy Lee as colourist, Andy Coles as sound supervisor and Adam Sample as online editor. The documentary will premiere on Discovery’s Shark week starting the 11th July 2021 and Airing Wednesday, July 14 at 10PM ET/PT