Sky Cinema’s Comedy Arthur’s Whisky starring Diane Keaton, Patricia Hodge, Lulu, David Harewood, and Boy George has been announced
09th May, 2023
Principal photography was recently wrapped in Walton, following which full finishing post will be delivered by OnSight - we are very excited to be involved in this project!
The comedy Arthur’s Whisky, directed by Stephen Cookson and screenplay by Alexis Zegerman, centres on a widow who discovers her recently deceased husband invented an elixir which makes the drinker look young again. Sharing it with her two friends, the three women paint the town red only to discover they are no longer equipped to be young in the modern world.
“Working with such an incredibly talented actress as academy award-winner Diane Keaton is a dream come true. She leads our brilliant ensemble cast featuring Patricia Hodge, David Harewood, Hayley Mills, Bill Paterson, Adil Ray, Boy George as well as the iconic Lulu.” - Stephen Cookson, Director
Arthur’s Whisky is represented by Arclight Films, and the project is produced by Cookson and Peter Keegan of CK Films, in association with CrossDay Productions, and Pippa Cross. The film is financed by Sky, MEP Capital, Arclight Films, OnSight, Sherborne Media and Filmology. The film will be released as a Sky Original in the UK & Ireland on Sky Cinema. Executive producers are Gary Hamilton of Arclight Films, Andrew Kotliar and Matt Cohen from MEP Capital, George Bennett of Worldmakr, Alastair Burlingham of Sherborne Media, Jack Christian from Filmology, and Julia Stuart and Laura Grange at Sky and Leighton Lloyd.
“Arthur’s Whisky is a hilarious and universal story about second chances, with the undeniable talent of Diane Keaton leading our cast, we are delighted to be part of this incredible project and are so excited to introduce the film to our distributors around the world.” - Gary Hamilton, Arclight chairman
05th May, 2023
“Onsight provided excellent support from start to finish on our film, Rock Hudson: All That Heaven Allowed. Their attention to detail and high-quality work made for brilliant results, and the knowledgable and friendly team made for a wonderful experience. We look forward to working with them in future!” - Carolyne Jurriaans, Producer
ROCK HUDSON: ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWED had its World Premiere as an Official Selection of the 2023 Tribeca Festival. The film is an intimate portrait of actor Rock Hudson, an icon of Hollywood’s Golden Age, whose death from AIDS in 1985 shocked the world and forced a shift in public perception of the pandemic. The film examines not only his cinematic & cultural legacy, but takes a rare and sometimes heartbreaking look at his private life through interviews with close friends and former lovers.
The long-awaited HBO Documentary film is directed by Stephen Kijak, Produced by Will Clarke (Altitude Films), George Chignell (Dog Star Films), Carolyne Jurriaans, Sarah Schechter, and Greg Berlanti. Cinematography was lead by Derek Wiesehahn, Brian Rigney Hubbard, Timothy Flower & Stuart Luck.
We are proud to have completed Picture and Sound Post on this documentary, which was graded by our Senior Colourist Andy Lee, with Adam Sample as Senior Online Editor, the final mix by Senior Dubbing Mixer, Andy Coles, and overseen by Senior Post Producer Jeff Halsey.
Rock Hudson was an icon of the Golden Age of Hollywood, an incredibly popular movie star and heartthrob. Known for his award-winning performance in Giant, as well as Magnificent Obsession and All That Heaven Allows, alongside many romantic comedies over his three decade career. Winning Most Popular Male Star multiple times, he was bedroom-poster-worthy for many women and gay men, moving on into television, before being forced into retirement on account of his illness. Hudson was one of the first celebrities to disclose his AIDS diagnosis, and provoked a huge amount of discussion over his homosexuality and AIDS status, notably in People magazine (with a readership of 2.8 million). Hudson died from an AIDS-related illness on October 2, 1985, at age 59.
Have You Got It Yet? The Story of Syd Barrett and Pink Floyd will release in cinemas on the 15th of May
04th May, 2023
"The post team at ONSIGHT took our ten years of various Codecs and frame rates shot on Red cameras, Sonys, Canons, and Nikons, thousands of hours of footage edited for years in FCP7 migrated to DaVinci Resolve and got it to look and sound as if we had planned it all out in advance. And in the end, we all just want beauty and poetry...." - Roddy Bogawa, Director ‘Have You Got It Yet? The Story of Syd Barrett & Pink Floyd’.
Following the moment Barrett was kicked out of Pink Floyd, his ascent to groundbreaking musician, his recognition as an iconic rocker, and ultimately his portrayal as a manic, unstable star.
Syd Barrett (and Pink Floyd)
Syd Barrett, co-founding member of Pink Floyd in 1965, is the focus of a new documentary from A Cat Called Rover and Mercury Studios, unveiling the myth and legend embroiled in his story, and revealing the side of him known to those who were present in his life.
Have You Got It Yet? The Story of Syd Barrett and Pink Floyd documents the journey of Barrett and Pink Floyd against the backdrop of the swinging sixties. Epic highs and an unfathomable catapult into stardom, as well as the struggles with mental health, breakdowns, and ultimate exit from the band and public life in 1972. Private and reclusive from this point on, Barrett died from pancreatic cancer in 2006.
“It’s an incredibly powerful story about an iconic figure, with a very vivid mental health story at its heart. Yes, it’s about a guy who was fronting and creating one of the most iconic bands of all time, but it’s also about his incredible battle, and the ultimate loss of that battle, with mental health,” Alice Webb, CEO and Co-President of Mercury Studios.
OnSight provided full post for Have You Got It Yet?, with Re-Recording Mixer Andy Coles completing the sound mix for the project, using archives and a wealth of great music, as well as the narration voiced by Jason Isaacs, recorded here at OnSight. The grade was completed by Senior Colourists Max Horton and Andy Lee, and as Online Editor, Andrew Fisun amended and dropped in all the lower thirds and opening/closing titles, as well as some archive conforming and making deliverables. The project was overseen by Senior Post Producer Jeff Halsey.
The documentary was initiated by Roddy Bogawa and the late Hipgnosis founder Storm Thorgerson (friend of Pink Floyd and behind some of their album artwork such as Dark Side of The Moon). After Thorgerson passed away in 2013, the project was paused.
Crucially, Storm Thorgerson wanted the story of Syd Barrett to be told from the perspective of people that knew and loved him.
A Cat Called Rover and Mercury Studios
Bogawa continued on and finished the documentary. It features a host of interviews; Nick Mason, Roger Waters, and David Gilmour, family and friends, and fellow musicians who admired him.
“It’s the tragic story of Brian Wilson and Kurt Cobain and many others in music and art whose explosive creative drives often rest on fragile exuberant energy that gets pressure cooked from their success. The film is not only a portrait of one of the most iconic cult figures in music through the lens and memories of his bandmates, lovers, friends, and musicians but also a look back at a group of friends growing up in the mid-sixties and their idealism, ambitions, hopes and dreams during such an amazing cultural moment.” - Roddy Bogawa.
Produced by Roddy Bogawa, Orian Williams, Julius Beltrame, and Rupert Truman, co-produced by Karen Skloss, with Executive Producers Geoff Kempin, Paul Loasby, Liz Silver, Luke Thornton, and Alice Webb, and with cinematography also by Rupert Truman, the feature length documentary will consist of these interviews, as well as the music of Pink Floyd and Barrett.
17th April, 2023
We’ve been featured in the 116th issue of British Cinematographer, celebrating our recent BAFTA nominations!
‘OnSight hit the ground running in 2023 with BAFTA nominations for three recent post-production projects: Blue Jean, Brian and Charles, and Bus Girl. Georgia Oakley and Hélène Sifre received BAFTA nominations for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director, or Producer for Blue Jean, while Bus Girl received a BAFTA nomination for British Short Film. Jim Archer, Ruper Majendie, David Earl & Chris Hayward received Outstanding British Film BAFTA nomination for feel-good comedy mockumentary Brian and Charles, shot by Murren Tullett. OnSight’s senior online editor Adam Sample “thoroughly enjoyed getting all creatively pink for the massive main titles alongside director Jim Archer during the online.”’
10th April, 2023
Multi-platinum artist, Sam Smith, cements their status as one of the world’s finest performers as they played a sold-out show at the iconic Royal Albert Hall in London. Airing on BBC One in February, the unforgettable show is now available to watch on BBC iPlayer.
Joined by a full choir and orchestra, Sam performs internationally-loved songs Stay With Me, Dancing with a Stranger and I’m Not the Only One, along with new material from their 4th studio album Gloria. This special performance, filmed in October 2022, follows the success of global smash single Unholy, which Sam performs with special guest Kim Petras!
The concert film is Directed by multiple-Grammy-nominated and recent Emmy, BAFTA, and DGA Award-winning Paul Dugdale, with Cinematography by Brett Turnball, and Produced by Mercury Studios and SiFi Productions, with Simon Fisher as Producer. The fantastic performance and beautiful mirrored stage design is brought to life with Colour by the talented Steve Atkins.
It’s been a pleasure to work alongside this team again, with picture post completed at OnSight and overseen by post producer Jade Townsend and online edited by Andrew Fisun.
Check out the performance on BBC iPlayer here.