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BAFTA - Gary Oldman Wins Best Actor


19 February 2018

The Londoner was the only British star to win an acting award. Having already won awards at The Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild Awards for his role as Sir Winston Churchill, he has now become a favourite to win Best Actor at next month’s Oscar’s.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri was the biggest winner of the night, having won five awards. Frances McDormand as Leading Actress. Sam Rockwell as Supporting Actor. Martin McDonagh, Best Original Screenplay, Best British Film and Best Film.

Frances McDormand joins Gary Oldman as another favourite to continue her success at the Academy Awards in March.

Another must see movie this year, The Shape of Water, starring the excellent Sally Hawkins and Michael Shannon, also picked up three awards, including best director, best production design and original music.

Other winners of the BAFTA’S include.

Supporting Actress; Alison Janney, I, Tonya

Bafta Fellowship; Ridley Scott

Rising Star; Daniel Kaluuya

Adapted Screenplay; James Ivory, Call Me By Your Name

Outstanding Debut; I Am Not A Witch

Film Not In The English Launguage; The Handmaiden

Documentary; I Am Not Your Negro

Animated Film; Coco

Cinematography; Roger Deakins, Blade Runner 2049

Editing; Jonathan Amos and Paul Machliss, Baby Driver

Costume Design; Phantom Thread

Makeup and Hair; Darkest Hour

Sound; Dunkirk

Special Effects; Blade Runner 2049

British Short Animation; Poles Apart

British Short Film; Cowboy Dave


 

'IT' wraps with $666 Million at the box office!


30 October 2017

Stephen King's fantastic book got the movie treatment it deserved and smashed September box office records across all genres. It also broke a whole host of genre records, making 'IT' the most successful horror movie of all time. 

'IT' ends the fabulous run, while other horror movies hit the big screens with successes of their own. Blumhouse have scored another winner with 'Happy Death Day' racking up over $70 Million in the first 3 weeks of release, with a budget of less than $5 Million.

More recently and timed for Halloween, the 8th installment of the Saw series, 'Jigsaw', is another winner already hitting $26 Million in the first 3 days. The last installment was seven years ago but the appetite for this series remains strong as 'Jigsaw' outperforms previous movies in the franchise at this same stage.

Finally, for those of you who enjoy number crunching statistical reports, The Horror Report by Stephen Follows can be purchased at very reasonable pricing. In his own words, 'Using data on every horror film ever made, a data-driven dive into everything from development, production and distribution to recoupment and profitability.'

 

The Brewery and AOC work with 'Heretiks'


08 June 2017

The Brewery's recent credits include 'The Look of Love', 'Spike Island', 'Kick Ass 2', 'Street Dance 2' and Michael Winterbottom's adaptation of Jim Thompson's 1952 American novel, 'The Killer Inside Me' starring Casey Affleck, Kate Hudson, and Jessica Alba. The Brewery have been working fantastically to bring all of director Paul Hyett's visions to life. Take a look at their showreel;  http://www.brewery-vfx.com/showreel/

'Heretiks' is more than a visually stunning movie though. We are also developing fantastic sound mix, design and composition with AOC and composer Paul E. Francis.

Based in London, Paris and New-York, AOC is able to offer a one-stop-shop for clients in advertising, television and film. With 12 state-of-the-art studios and more than 18 years of experience, AOC has worked on more than 4000 projects to date.

See the company website; http://aocprod.com/#!/about

 

Wonder Woman breaks records


05 June 2017

Patty Jenkins directs and Gal Gadot stars as Wonder Woman. The Israeli actress — also known for her role in the Fast and Furious franchise — made her debut as Diana Prince in 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice'. 

Between, Gal, Patty and the superhero character Wonder Woman, a hugely impressive result in box office takings and critical response has emerged to take all the headlines this week. Although by no means a great barometer for box office success, the film has raked in plenty of stellar reviews from most critics as well as the public.

A $150 Million spend does help. However, as we have all come to know, a budget that size doesn't guarantee success and can bring a whole bunch of jangly nerves, re-edits, scene deletions and delayed releases. Nothing of the sort with Wonder Woman.

 

MEET TEMPLEHEART FILMS IN CANNES


15 May 2017

The Marché du Film is the business counterpart of the Cannes Film Festival and one of the largest film markets in the world. Established in 1959, it is held annually in conjunction with the Festival de Cannes. More than 12,000 film industry professionals from 110 different countries will be attending Cannes this year. A total of 1,450 screenings will take place during this period. 

Part of the Film Festival, the famous Palme d'Or will be delivered to an extremely grateful recipient. Last year Ken Loach joined an elite group of directors to receive a second Palme d'Or for 'I, Daniel Blake'. Other two-time Palme champs, including Michael Haneke, Francis Ford Coppola.

The Cannes red carpet events obviously grab all the media attention, but Cannes delivers so much more than glitz and glamour to the world of cinema. The incredible amount of diversity on display and in attendance in Cannes is unparalleled, including the International Village with over 60 countries represented. 

Official selection link below;

http://www.festival-cannes.com/en/festival/selection/competition-1