25th May, 2021
Created and written by Rachel Cuperman and Sally Griffiths (Midsomer Murders) who are also EPs, the three feature-length contemporary and surprising mysteries, Signora Volpe, will star Emilia Fox (Silent Witness, Delicious, The Pianist) as a disillusioned British spy turned detective in the beautiful heart of Italy. Tara Fitzgerald (Belgravia, Game of Thrones) will play Sylvia’s sister, Isabel.
AMC Networks’ Acorn TV commissioned this new detective drama with Acorn Media Enterprises from ITV Studios-backed production company Route 24. Production on the intriguing and appealing drama began in Italy in the beautiful Lazio and Umbria regions in May 2021.
Executive Producers are Marc Samuelson and Josie Law for Route 24, Catherine Mackin for Acorn Media Enterprises, Emilia Fox and Dudi Appleton (Silent Witness, Thorne), who will also direct the first 90 minute episode. Mark Brozel (Humans, ShakespeaRe-Told) will direct the second and third 90 minute stories. Patricia Rybarczyk (The Last Bus) is producing. Cristina Giubbetti (Domina) is Executive Producer for Cattleya, who are providing Italian Production Services.
OnSight will be providing full post production for Signora Volpe, including hosting dailies on Aspera and Avid shared network offline provision, both in-house and with remote access. OnSight is also providing picture and sound finishing services as well as QC and final deliverables for Acorn and international delivery.
Catherine Mackin, Managing Director, Acorn Media Enterprises, said: “Acorn Media Enterprises is thrilled to commission Signora Volpe and work with Route 24. Featuring an incredible cast led by Emilia Fox, a picturesque Italian setting, and surprising mysteries, Signora Volpe will be a highly entertaining, escapist treat for Acorn TV subscribers around the world.”
Josie Law, Route 24, said “This is a show very close to our hearts and we’re delighted to be working with a very talented, wonderful team of people in bringing it to life. Acorn is a hugely supportive, creative company to partner with and we can’t wait for them to share the show with their audiences around the world. Sylvia offers an original, appealing viewpoint from which to navigate the wonders and mysteries of Italy and we’re certain that the brilliant Emilia Fox will make her an iconic and much-loved character.”
15th May, 2021
Onsight were an invaluable partner for me during the offline and post stages of Pink "all I know so far". From the moment we arrived we felt like we were in great hands. We threw a number of challenges at the team along the way and each time we were met with calm understanding and solutions. I can’t wait to come back with my next project. - Isabella Parish, Luminaries productions.
Pink: All I Know So Far, a new Amazon concert documentary on the singer, confirms what fans might already know about the pop star’s new life, one in which she balances her commitment to her children with the demands of her prolific career.
The film, directed by Michael Gracey (The Greatest Showman) and produced by Isabella Parish is endearing — a love letter to the fans who’ve watched the musician grow up, and to her children, who might not remember all the details about their badass mother.
OnSight provided post production services for the documentary and have grown a great relationship with Luminaries productions.
The doc follows Pink during the summer of 2019 as she jets through Europe on her “Beautiful Trauma” world tour with her kids and husband, Carey Hart, a former professional motocross competitor. Its opening moments successfully juxtapose two sides of the musician: the fearless performer swinging on a chandelier-like structure above a crowded stadium in a black glitter leotard, and the busy mother ushering her family from one city to the next.
Beginning in Amsterdam, Pink, via voiceover, discusses the challenges of life on the road and the new anxieties brought on by motherhood. She doesn’t just want her tour to be perfect for fans; she also wants it to be worthwhile for her kids. “The only way I can justify dragging my family all over the world is that we are making memories together,” she says. That’s a lot of pressure, and although the labor of both performances — as musician and mother — bubbles under the surface of the film, it never fully erupts.
07th May, 2021
Using a mix of raw talent and familiar faces, Me, Myself and Di screams humour, heart and redemption that classic Brit comedies are famous for.
The film follows the story of Janet and Diana from Bolton, who win the trip of a lifetime to Rhyl in the hope of finding love. Janet is convinced by her best friend to pretend to be the opposite of who she actually is. However, it’s only when she returns to being herself again that Janet gets closer to her ‘Happily Ever After’.
Me, Myself and Di is a family film with characters that audiences can empathise and sympathise with in equal measure, a classic story of two opposites being thrown together and sparks flying as a result.
OnSight have been working closely with Three Wise Monkeys and provided full post production for the delivery of this great feature with Andy Lee creating the grade and Adam Sample as Online editor.
With an ensemble cast that includes Katy Clayton (Shameless), Larry Lamb (Gavin and Stacey) and Lucy Pinder (The Royals). Directed by Chris Green (Best Laid Plans), producers Trish Rybarczyk (Tango One), Sacha Bennett (Outside Bet) and writer Samantha Lloyd.
‘Me Myself and Di has a great heartfelt feel to the whole film, I wanted to make the grade feel happy and colourful but retain the disheveled feel of a seaside resort. To achieve this look I created some custom film emulation LUTs. These together with a light film grain applied on top created a look that not only was colourful but also slightly retro and suited the feel of the film’ - Andy Lee, Senior Colourist
‘Me Myself and Di has a great heartfelt feel to the whole film, I wanted to make the grade feel happy, bright and really focusing on the seaside town holiday look. It was a blast to work on a great british rom com! - Andy Lee, Senior Colourist
27th April, 2021
Screen Glue, the independent producer of high-end factual and kids’ content, founded by the multi-award-winning Jasper James, has announced its latest commission for CBBC, Don’t Blame Me, Blame My Brain.
Children’s channel CBBC has commissioned factual series, Don’t Blame Me, Blame My Brain from Jasper James’ UK indie Screen Glue, which previously made Hey You, What If…? for the network.
Don’t Blame Me, Blame My Brain is a science-meets-comedy hybrid for CBBC - in each episode, comedians Leila Navabi and Ken Cheng wrestle with another ridiculous science question that comes out of Ken’s brain. Ken’s brain won’t give up until it gets an answer and so while Ken tries to get help from some famous friends and experts, Leila undertakes her own very individual experiments - but they never quite go to plan.
The 10×11’ series for children aged 7-11 sets out to answer burning and ridiculous questions such as, can we talk with dogs?, what would happen if we never went to sleep? and could we catapult ourselves to the moon?
Jasper James, Screen Glue founder and the series’ executive producer comments: “Don’t Blame Me, Blame My Brain shows just what can happen when you don’t actually overthink things! Our brains quickly came up with the series concept when CBBC was looking for new ideas, and it was commissioned equally quickly. The result is a pacey, funny and alternative edutainment show, presented by exciting new talent. We are thrilled the BBC has once again supported our unique approach to delivering rigorous science in surprising packages.’’
Don’t Blame Me, Blame My Brain is due to premiere on CBBC and BBC iPlayer on 28th April at 5.15pm and will be scheduled weekly thereafter.
12th April, 2021
From the creators of Rogue, MJ Bassett brings a new and fierce thriller for Lionsgate.
Endangered Species is an intense, action packed survival-adventure about a wealthy American family who travel to the vast African wilderness of Kenya hoping for a dream vacation filled with excitement, bonding and a chance to fix the growing rifts within their family.
While enjoying the safari, their vehicle is attacked by a rhino protecting her calf, the family is left stranded miles from help and their dream vacation turns into a nightmarish struggle for survival in a world where they are the bottom of the food chain.
Through her work, Bassett is hoping to raise awareness for the state of the planet and humans’ impact on the natural world. This, she says, is especially timely during the global COVID-19 pandemic. MJ Basset is keen to wrap her projects into a genre, whether it’s a horror thing or an action or a combination of both.
Writer and director, MJ Basset with writer Isabel Bassett, producer Jay Taylor Kwesi Dickson, Molly Hassell, MJ Bassett and Cinematographer Brendan Barnes.
The project is set and beautifully shot in Kenya and includes a strong cast from Rebecca Romijn, Philip Winchester, Isabel Bassett, Michael Johnston, Chris Fisher and Jerry O'Connell.