Homecoming: The Road to Mullingar, starring Niall Horan and Lewis Capaldi, available on Prime Video and Virgin

11th November, 2022

Niall Horan left his hometown of Mullingar at 16 to join one of the biggest boybands of all time. Now, 12 years later, Niall is coming home - and he’s bringing his best friend Lewis Capaldi along for the ride. In this exclusive film, the two global superstars embark on an epic Irish road trip, inspired by Niall’s desire to revisit and reconnect with all that he loves of home. 

Directed by Kevin Batchelor, the film captures adventure, friendship, storytelling, talent and non-stop laughter, while celebrating modern Irish culture through the lens of two global superstars who have an authentic connection to Ireland. On their journey Niall and Lewis meet world class guitar maker George Lowden, up and coming Irish artist Tolu Makay, as well as local Dublin busker, Jacob Koopman. The pair wrap up their travels with a once in a lifetime gig in Mullingar. 

Homecoming: The Road to Mullingar is Produced by Electric Robin, with Sam Bendel as Series Producer and Ross Brandon, Joss Crowley and Kevin Batchelor as Executive Producers and Matt Lench as Co-executive Producer. OnSight’s Cem Kilinchan oversaw the project as Post Producer with finishing artist Garry Maddison completing the grade and online and Andy Coles supervised the sound.

Accident Man: Hitman’s Holiday Available to Stream Online

24th October, 2022

"Working with OnSight was a pleasure at every step of the process. Communication was excellent and the team at OnSight made sure we had all of our needs met. Jeff made himself extremely available to us and was very malleable and adaptable to our requests. Working with the two Andy's on the grade and sound mix was a joy and there is no doubt in my mind that Accident Man: Hitman's Holiday is a better movie because of them. I would love to work with OnSight again on future feature films!" - Harry Kirby, Co-Director.

The Accident Man is back, and this time he must beat the world’s top assassins, to protect the son of a mafia boss, save the life of his only friend and rekindle his relationship with his maniacal father figure. Professional assassin Mike Fallon, played by Steve Adkins, earned his nickname, the Accident Man, due to his skill at making hits appear to be merely a misfortunate accident. 

Directed by The Kirby Brothers duo, Harry and George Kirby, this second instalment of The Accident Man sees Fallon laying low in Malta after the events of the first film. Adkins came up with the film’s story, based on the cult comic strip from the British comic book Toxic!, which returning writer Stu Small turned into a script.The film is Produced by Adkins, Craig Baumgarten, Ben Jacques, Joe Karimi-Nik and Erik Kritzer for Fiction Films, Wonder Street, LINK Entertainment and Six Demons Films, with Mat Braddy as Executive Producer.  

Scott Adkins stars alongside returning cast members Ray Stevenson and Perry Benson. They are joined by former Wushu Champion and martial arts actress Sarah Chang and former Jackie Chan Stunt Team member Andy Long Nguyen. Accident Man: Hitman’s Holiday is also Adkins first time serving as fight choreographer in his action packed martial arts comedy.

It was great to provide post production for Scott Adkins’ passion project, and with quality fight scene after fight scene, Accident Man: Hitman’s Holiday was an exciting and complex film to put together, overseen by our Senior Post Producer Jeff Halsey. With the action switching to Malta in this film, the cinematography is brighter and more colourful, graded by Onsight’s Senior Colourist Andy Lee. Dan Bourne and Andrew Fisun were Online Editors for this project, accompanied by Supervising Online Editor Adam Sample.

Netflix releases Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons

14th October, 2022

Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons returns to Netflix, continuing to gain unprecedented access behind the bars of the most dangerous maximum security prisons, this time found in Moldova, Cyprus, Bosnia and Greece, with presenter Raphael Rowe once again immersed in the daily challenges of prison life and larger issues of international human rights.

Due to a miscarriage of justice, presenter and British journalist Raphael Rowe, spent 12 years behind bars himself, for a murder he did not commit. With his unique insight, Rowe returns to the institutions he spent so long fighting for release from; using his past experience to connect with the inmates, to provide a look into the minds and lives of some of the world’s most dangerous prisoners and the often shocking prison environments they serve their sentences in.

Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons Season 6 is Produced by Emporium Productions, with Emma Read as Executive Producer and Dollan Cannell as Series Producer. Episode 1 is Filmed and Directed by Neil Bonner and Episodes 2, 3 and 4 are Produced and Directed by Tom Cross, Robert McCabe and Eric McFarland, respectively.

Punishment Versus Rehabilitation

The series has been praised for its reflections on the differing approaches within each prison, comparing the level of importance placed on punishment versus rehabilitation. Series 6 once again sees completely contrasting strategies being implemented. In Moldova’s Rezina Prison, Raphael meets convicts who are confined to solitary isolation after refusing to engage in the main prison wing’s violent, gang-led regime. Whereas, in Cyrpus’ Central Prisons Nicosia, the difference in policies is stark; inmates chant the prison Director’s name, and bingo nights and calming outdoor water sculptures signal a modern, rehabilitative approach to incarceration. 

Adapting Post Schedules Around Documentary Series Film-Making

After a couple of seasons away, we are delighted to return for our third season of Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons with Emporium Productions, providing full post production, overseen by Senior Post Producer Jeff Halsey. Due to the production’s international travel requirements, and difficulties around ever shifting Covid regulations in the countries where the Prisons are located, Jeff’s Post team were able to respond to changing post schedules as the production crews experienced shooting delays and unexpected access issues on location. 

The four episode series was graded by Colourists Andy Lee and Isabelle Payne and finished by OnSight’s Online Editors Adam Sample and Andrew Fisun, with Andy Coles as Dubbing Mixer and Alfie Mitchell as Digital Asset Coordinator. 

Season 6 of Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons is available to watch on Netflix here.

A Clean Sweep for Antarctica at the GSCA Awards!

04th October, 2022

The Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) awards, recognising excellence in giant screen filmmaking, were presented last week at the GSCA 2022 International Conference, held at the IMAX Theatre, Chattanooga, Tennessee. Antarctica had a clean sweep, picking up all six awards for 2021: Best Film, Best Cinematography, Best Film for Lifelong Learning, Best Sound Design, Best Original Score and Best VFX!

With never-before seen footage and the latest underwater filming techniques, Antarctica brings audiences to the farthest reaches of this land of mystery, revealing that what happens there affects every single one of us. Directed by Fredi Devas (Planet Earth II & Frozen Planet), and Produced by BBC Earth, Antarctica captures the weird and wonderful creatures that thrive in abundance in the coldest and windiest place on the planet.

Led by OnSight’s Senior Colourist Andy Lee, our creative team enjoyed working alongside BBC Studios Natural History Unit providing full picture post for this visually stunning documentary, using our unique OPR (OnSight Picture Remastering) service. This covered full 6K picture post, 2D to 3D conversion, visual effects, shot extensions, bespoke giant screen deliverables and colour grading for both xenon and laser projection.

“With OnSight and their OPR workflow, we have the ability to choose the very best digital tools and create images that not only rival but surpass the very best quality that’s come before. We now have more filmmaking options, more tools in our toolbox. This process has helped us succeed on projects like BBC Earth’s “Oceans: Our Blue Planet” and, more recently, “Antarctica 3D”. Audiences see the quality and come back wanting more. This industry isn’t for the faint of heart and I’m hugely grateful to Onsight for developing this groundbreaking workflow and helping our films look their best." - Myles Connolly, Producer for IMAX, Large Format Documentaries, 3D and 4K Digital Production.

Jonny Keeling Produces, with Caroline Cox and Nicola Kowalski as Production Managers, Jonathan Williams as Executive Producer and Myles Connolly as Supervising Producer, who has a wealth of giant screen and IMAX films in his slate.

"Huge thanks to the team at Onsight for your partnership on Antarctica and our other films!" - Jonathan Williams, Executive Producer of Antarctica and BBC Studios Director, Commercial Brand Development (Unscripted). 

In addition to these latest awards, Antarctica has also collected The Jackson Wild Media Award for Best Cinematography 2021, The Audience Award and The Science in Nature Award at Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam 2021 and The Audience Award at the International Nature Namur Festival 2021! 

Antarctica is now playing in giant screen/IMAX theatres across the world, including London’s Science Museum. Visit http://www.antarcticafilm.com/ to find out more.

The Arctic: Our Last Great Wilderness wins Best Film 2022 at the GSCA Awards

04th October, 2022

The Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) awards, recognising excellence in giant screen filmmaking, were presented last week at the GSCA 2022 International Conference, held at the IMAX Theatre, Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Arctic: Our Last Great Wilderness won the Best Film 2022 Award!

Imagine a place that is vast, wild and untouched, where some of the world's greatest wildlife spectacles unfold. The Arctic National Wildlife refuge, situated in the northeastern corner of Alaska, is the wildest place left in North America and represents a symbol of wilderness for the world. Princess Daazhraii Johnson reveals the land that has sustained her people for untold generations.

The Arctic: Our Last Great Wilderness is Written and Directed by Myles Connolly and, the award-winning nature photographer and cinematographer, Florian Schulz. Terra Mater Factual Studios Produced this stunning film, with Walter Köhler, Wolfgang Knöpfler and Connolly as Producers and Schulz as Field Producer.

OnSight provided giant screen post production on this amazing project, using our unique OPR (OnSight Picture Remastering) service. This covered full 6K picture post, 2D to 3D conversion, visual effects, shot extensions, bespoke giant screen deliverables and colour grading for both xenon and laser projection. With Andy Lee as Colourist, Adam Sample and Peter Amies as Online Editors and Alfie Mitchel as Digital Asset Coordinator.

Journey with Florian Schulz on his five-year quest to film the elusive 200,000 strong Porcupine Caribou herd as it migrates to the Arctic Coastal Plain, one of the longest animal migrations on Earth. Filled with intimate moments with polar bears and musk oxen, wolves, grizzlies, golden eagles and more, The Arctic: Our Last Great Wilderness features the first-ever cinematic account of this little known land where people can experience a world untouched by time.

Visit https://www.protectthearctic.org/ to find out more.