20th November, 2020
Big Deal Films and Studio 71 have delivered orders, with a little help from OnSight, as part of the BBC’s Talking Heads-style teen monologues. The monologue series comes out of the BBC Spark initiative, which is an in-house team that helps the Corporation think differently about the way they work and change it for the better, particularly around themes of diversity.
Commissioned by BBC Children’s, the short films OnSight have provided post for are Big Deal Films, ‘SHAPES’ directed by Ethan McDowell, Producers by Mustapha Kseibati and Executive Producer Dhanny Joshi. Shapes follows a gobby, disruptive girl called Cassie Jenks who visits an art gallery on a school trip with the intention of bunking off, but is surprised to find something there that cuts through the noise of her life and connects with her.
‘SPARKLERS’ directed by Ellie Rogers, produced by Mustapha Kseibati and Executive Produced by Dhanny Joshi, Holly shares her first kiss with cool, confident Ava, and recalls the puzzle pieces of her past that suddenly slot into place now that she's honest with herself.
Studio71 show The Main Part is about a young girl with Anglo-Indian heritage who dreams of being an actor but learns about the realities of being typecast. Directed Rosie Westhoff by produced by Sara Huxley
18th November, 2020
Huge Congratulations to Infinity Hill, GCB films and OnSight for being shortlisted for 'Innovative Use of Technology in Storytelling' for the Broadcast Tech Innovation Awards!
Producers are Phin Glynn, Victor Glynn and Georgia Tennant. David Tennant and Michael Sheen executive produce. Executive producers for Infinity Hill are Axel Kuschevatzky and Cindy Teperman and for GCB, Geoff Iles.
The category ‘Staged’ is nominated for is all about how technology is used through storytelling. Staged is filmed by self-shooting, video conference technology and a voice app which was then sent to the editors, as well as Tennant and Sheen portraying lockdown at the expense of their own dignity. The cast also includes actor Georgia Tennant and Anna Lundberg, Tennant and Sheen’s partners in real-life, as well as some special guests.
The Offline Editing was completed via Avid; and once handed to OnSight via an AAF, it was decided to Online and Grade with Da Vinci Resolve as it has full functionality for a project like this. The Online involved linking back to the high resolution footage, which was difficult considering the webcam sources, but with the final result, after the Grade had been applied, it was the storyline that really carried this project to the winning line.
09th November, 2020
Handful of Water is a german feature film brought to you by Neopol Films. The film follows Konrad, 85, a notoriously grumpy old man. And on top of it all, his daughter now wants to adopt her lesbian girlfriend’s children.
Thurba, 10, runs away from the police who try to deport her family. But they can only deport them if all the children are present. So Thurba takes off through a second-floor window and runs away, for the sake of her family.
Konrad wakes up in the middle of the night. There’s something in the basement? Quietly, he sneaks downstairs, armed with a nail gun, and fires into the darkness, hitting Thurba, who screams like a banshee. Thurba had nowhere to go and he shot her. But something about the girl from Yemen moves him, whether he likes it or not. When Thurba offers him a deal, he has to make a decision.
Starring: Jürgen Prochnow, Milena Pribak, Pegah Ferydoni, Anja Schiffel, Anke Sevenich, Rainer Ewerrin, Regine Vergeen
This beautiful feature film is produced by Tonio Kellner and Jakob Zapf, directed by Jakob Zapf, written by Marcus Seibert, Ashu B.A, Jakob Zapf with cinematographer Tristan Chenais.
05th November, 2020
Congratulations to Infinity Hill and GCB films for being shortlisted for 'Innovative Use of Technology in Storytelling' Broadcast Awards!
'OnSight have been tremendous. Notwithstanding our implausible schedule they delivered world class material to us in a calm, courteous, unflustered and timely manner. I would unhesitatingly work with them again and recommend them to anyone who asked.' - Victor Glynn, Producer
'A huge thanks to everyone here for managing to get a whole series (!) to such an extraordinary place in such a short time. I am so grateful. And thrilled.' - Simon Evans, Director
OnSight provided post production on the brand new BBC lockdown Comedy 'Staged' starring David Tennant and Michael Sheen. Produced for BBC One by Infinity Hill and GCB Films and will air 10th June. Written and directed by Simon Evans and producing partner Phin Glynn.
“Staged” turns on the cast of a play, described as the cream of British acting talent, who, furloughed when their upcoming West End production comes to a halt, attempt to keep rehearsals on track despite lockdown.
Producers are Phin Glynn, Victor Glynn and Georgia Tennant. David Tennant and Michael Sheen executive produce. Executive producers for Infinity Hill are Axel Kuschevatzky and Cindy Teperman and for GCB, Geoff Iles. The series will also be available as a box set on BBC iPlayer after transmission.
The 6 x 15 minutes episodes are filmed by self-shooting and video conference technology, as well as Tennant and Sheen portraying lockdown at the expense of their own dignity. The cast also includes actor Georgia Tennant and Anna Lundberg, Tennant and Sheen’s partners in real-life, as well as theater actress Lucy Eaton.
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