03rd November, 2020

Massive congratulations to the Elephant Queen team who won 4 awards at the Jackson Wild Awards.

AWARDS: ⁣Best Cinematography, Best Feature Film, Best Engaging Youth and Family film⁣ and Best Audioscape⁣. 

Within hours of an incredible world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival, Apple bought the global rights to "The Elephant Queen," It was acquired by Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht, heads of Apple's Worldwide Video division, after they attended TIFF. The buy marks the first live-action feature the pair bought for the company's forthcoming video service.

In addition to having been screened at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) for its World Premiere The Elephant Queen was also entered into Sundance Film Festival and the London Film Festival for its European premiere.

OnSight have been proud to provide picture post production for the stunning theatrical feature film, The Elephant Queen.

The Elephant Queen is the inspiring story of Athena, an elephant matriarch who leads her family on an epic journey across the African savannah, directed by filmmakers Victoria Stone and Mark Deeble. fb.me/theelephantqueenmovie

It is a tale of love, loss and homecoming narrated by Chiwetel Ejiofor.

Compared to “March of the Penguins”  and described by IndieWire as one of '15 documentaries that could shake up the Oscar Race..'

The Elephant Queen has a magnificent score by award winning composer Alex Heffes (Queen of Katwe, Touching the Void, Mandela ; Long Walk to Freedom)

Currently in post-production, Victoria Stone produced “The Elephant Queen” with Lucinda Englehart. Mark Deeble is the cinematographer and writer. Etienne Oliff is the Assistant Director. International Licensing and Distribution is handled by Mister Smith Entertainment and Endeavor Content in US.

With our senior post producer Jeff Halsey managing the process and our senior colourist Andy Lee, providing his creative expertise on the film, OnSight have been thrilled to be a part of  the creation fo this masterpiece.

 ''You have been wonderful partners and we are extremely grateful for your support, enthusiasm and all the talent that the OnSight team has brought to the film, thank you.''

Victoria Stone - Director/ Producer The Elephant Queen

Micro Plays - Wrapt Films

03rd November, 2020

This Wrapt film project is produced in collaboration with Open Sky Theatre and involves five playwrights writing a short digital theatre piece. Funded by Arts Council England, the five short works on cultural polarisation are directed by Lisle Turner and produced by Martina Klich. 

The writers were asked to address the theme of cultural polarisation, questioning whether our differences have to divide us. 

Each microplay had to observe certain rules in deference to its theatrical origins: a maximum of three actors, a single location, action in continuous time, diegetic music only and no special effects.

The Ceremony is a lacerating-ly honest and profoundly moving story about marriage and its consequences, written by Iman Qureshi. 

Head Over Wheels is a comic about dating as a disabled person, written by Matilda Ibini.

Homework is a slapstick comedy about sibling rivalry and schoolwork whilst under threat of global extinction, written by Emily White. 

The Importance of Being Honest is about a particularly uncomfortable job interview, written by Tena Štivičić.

Stile - A breathless play about wealth and poverty written by Kate Attwell.

Neither Confirm Nor Deny

27th October, 2020

Neither Confirm Nor Deny is a documentary feature film about the incredible story of the CIA secret mission to recover a lost nuclear Soviet submarine three miles under the Pacific Ocean.

This feature documentary was directed by Philip Carter and produced by Sheryl Crown, along with Maggie Monteith and Chris Simon of Northern Stories and New Sparta Productions respectively, associate producer is Josh Green.

At the height of the Cold War, the Soviet nuclear submarine K-129 sank in mysterious circumstances. Despite a massive secret search, the Soviets never found their missing submarine – but the Americans located it. 

The CIA hatched the  ‘Azorian Program’, the code name for their greatest covert operation spanning six years, to bring up the sub and its nuclear  secrets, in plain view.They did this using a cover story involving a fictitious ocean mining enterprise fronted by the reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes. Using the Hughes Glomar Explorer, a vessel built specifically for the salvage job, the Americans  attempted to lift  the K129 from the ocean floor. When their cover is later blown by legendary investigative journalists of the day, thorns in the side of the Nixon, Kissinger Administration,the CIA crafted what is known as the ‘Glomar Response’ a response that has become all too common and known for making journalists roll their eyes: ‘We can neither Confirm nor Deny’.

OnSight provided picture and sound post production with Adam Sample as online editor, Andy Lee as colourist, Andy Coles as sound supervisor and Jeff Halsey as post producer.

Rogue - The Electric Shadow Company

10th October, 2020

'I just want to say thanks to you and the terrific team at OnSight for everything you’ve done to help deliver this movie. It’s been a terrific experience and I hope we get to do it again sometime.' - MJ Basset, Writer and Director.

Onsight provided full post production for this remarkable action-packed film. The story has a high profile cast and beautiful shooting location in South Africa, written and directed by MJ Basset.

Rogue is an action-filled thrill ride from start to finish. Explosions, gun-fire, and hand to hand combat. You will be left at the edge of your seat asking for more.

Megan Fox plays Samantha O'Hara, a powerful woman who leads a team of mercenaries in Africa on a mission to rescue a group of kidnapped schoolgirls. When their plan goes drastically wrong, the mercenaries find themselves out of supplies and lost in the African bush, having to defend themselves against the kidnappers - and angry lions on a revenge killing mission!

Samantha's team of mercenaries includes former British Royal Marine Mike Barasa (Greg Kriek); rock-hard, sarcastic South African sergeant Elijah (Brandon Auret), a battle-hardened former member of the country's special forces; and the one-time Kenyan/Masai Al Shabab fighter Pata (Sisanda Henna), who joins the mercenaries to exact revenge on those who murdered his daughter.

The Unfamiliar - Dark Matter Studios

06th October, 2020

‘Onsight has exceeded my expectations on post production pictures on the film and stood by us throughout the delivery process to make The Unfamiliar possible. A stellar UK based company where clients become friends. A must consider for producers everywhere.’ - Henk Pretorius, Director

The film showcases a unique fusion of British, European and South African talent. The Anglo-French Jemima West (Indian Summer, The Mortal Instruments) stars in the lead role and rising thespian, the Scottish Rebecca Hanssen (Tell It to the Bees, The Drowning of Arthur Braxton) forms part of the ensemble.

Directed by Henk Pretorius, and written by Henk Pretorius and Jennifer Nicole Stang. Produced by Llewelynn Greeff, Barend Kruger and Cinematographer Pete Wallington. 

The Unfamiliar tells the story of a British Army doctor (Jemima West) who comes back from war, thinking she has PTSD, only to discover that there are malevolent spirits present at home, making the life that she knew unfamiliar. Myriad Pictures will be handling international sales on this smart and timely horror thriller film.

With a strong cast including Jemima West, Christopher Dane, Rebecca Hanssen, Harry McMillan-Hunt.