Latest releases

    • Nightflyers

      TX Dates
      Nightflyers - 2nd Dec on Netflix
      Production Sound Mixer – Barry O'Sullivan

    • Fortitude

      TX Dates
      Fortitude - 6th Dec on Sky Atlantic
      Producer – Andrew Wood

    • The ABC Murders

      TX Dates
      The ABC Murders - 26th, 27th & 28th Dec on BBC1
      Director of Photography – Joel Devlin
      1st Assistant Director – Sarah Davies

    • Clique 2

      TX Dates
      Clique 2 - 10th Nov on BBC iPlayer
      First Assistant Director (Eps 3 & 4) - Graham Drover

    • The Nutcracker & The Four Realms

      Cinema Release
      The Nutcracker & The Four Realms - 2nd November
      Production Sound Mixer – John Midgley

    • Nativity Rocks!

      Cinema Release
      Nativity Rocks! - 23rd November
      Line Producer – Greg McManus

    • Surviving Christmas with the Relatives

      Cinema Release
      Surviving Christmas with the Relatives - 30th November
      Costume Designer – Vicki Russell

    • Mars

      TX Dates
      Mars - 12th Nov on National Geographic
      Script Supervisor – Liz West

    • Origin

      TX Dates
      Origin - 14th Nov on YouTube Premium
      Production Designer – Edward Thomas

    • Inside North Kroea's Dynasty

      TX Dates
      Inside North Korea's Dynasty - 18th Nov on National Geographic
      Director – Dan Clifton (Episode 3)

    • The Last Kingdom 3

      TX Dates
      The Last Kingdom 3 - 19th Nov on Netflix
      Editor – Adam Green (Episode 8)

    • Possum

      Cinema Release
      Possum - 26th October
      Script Supervisor – Liz West

    • The Cry

      TX Dates
      The Cry - 30th Sept - 21st Oct on BBC1 @ 9pm
      Costume Designer - Alison McCosh

    • Doctor Who

      TX Dates
      Doctor Who - 7th Oct on BBC1 @ 6.45pm
      First Assistant Director – Sarah Davies

    • The Nun

      Cinema Release
      The Nun - 6th September
      Costume Designer – Sharon Gilham

    • The Wife

      Cinema Release
      THE WIFE - 28th September
      1st Assistant Director – Jude Campbell

    • Black 47

      Cinema Release
      BLACK 47 - 28th September
      Production Sound Mixer – Robert Flanagan

    • Vanity Fair

      TX Dates
      VANITY FAIR - 2nd Sept - 14th Oct on ITV @ 9pm
      First Assistant Director – Liam Lock


      TX Dates
      BLACK EARTH RISING - 10th Sept - 29th Oct on BBC2 @ 9pm
      DP / Camera Operator – Dirk Nel

    • Strangers

      TX Dates
      STRANGERS - 10th Sept - 19th Oct on ITV @ 9pm
      Costume Designer – Charlotte Morris

    • Yardie

      Cinema Release
      YARDIE - 31st August
      Production Sound Mixer – Robert Flanagan

Latest news

December 2018


Many congratulations to these well deserved Golden Globe Nominees -


Co-Producer - Tina Pawlik; Make-Up Designer - My Alehammar
Golden Globe Nomination for Best Television Series - Drama




Producer Sound Mixer - Alistair Crocker
Golden Globe Nomination for Best Limited Series or TV Movie


In cinemas this month…


PAPILLON - Based on the international best-selling autobiographic books Papillon and Banco, Papillon follows the epic story of Henri "Papillon" Charrière, a safecracker from the Parisian underworld who is framed for murder and condemned to life in the notorious penal colony on Devil's Island. Determined to regain his freedom, Papillon forms an unlikely alliance with quirky convicted counterfeiter Louis Dega, who in exchange for protection, agrees to finance Papillon's escape.  
Featuring Charlie Hunnam, Rami Malek, Eve Hewson
Director:  Michael Noer    
Producers:  Ram Bergman, Roger Corbi, David Koplan, Joey McFarland
Executive Producer - Kevan Van Thompson


On TV this month…


NIGHTFLYERS – Based on George R R Martin's novella. Set in the future on the eve of Earth's destruction, a crew of explorers journey on the most advanced ship in the galaxy, The Nightflyer, to intercept a mysterious alien spacecraft that might hold the key to their survival.
As the crew nears their destination, they discover that the ship's artificial intelligence and never-seen captain may be steering them into deadly and unspeakable horrors deep in the dark reaches of space.
Featuring Miranda Raison, Jodie Turner-Smith, Gretchen Mol.
Directors: Andrew McCarthy, Mike Cahill, Maggie Kiley, Damon Thomas, Mark Tonderai
Showrunner: Jeff Buhler
Producers: Eoin Egan, Macdara Kelleher, Robert Jaffe
Production Sound Mixer – Barry O'Sullivan


FORTITUDE – The genre-busting Arctic epic series returns with one final chilling visit to the most staggeringly beautiful place on earth. The authorities in Oslo have despatched two police officers to investigate the death of Governor Munk and their persistence leads them dangerously close to the truth. What nobody has reckoned on are the depths of madness that Dan Anderssen is now slowly sinking into and what awful violence is just over the horizon. He is looking for some sort of redemption but in Fortitude, redemption always comes with a heavy price.
Featuring Richard Dormer, Sofie Grabol, Dennis Quaid
Director: Kieron Hawkes Executive
Producers: Patrick Spence, Simon Donald, Dennis Quaid
Producer – Andrew Wood


THE LONG SONG – A three part adaptation of Andrea Levy's award-winning novel set during the final days of slavery in 19th century Jamaica. It tells the story of the strong-willed, young slave July on a plantation owned by her odious mistress Caroline Mortimer. When a charming new arrival to the island, Robert Goodwin, becomes the new overseer, July and Caroline are both intrigued by his seemingly revolutionary determination to improve the plantation for the slaves and mistress alike. This is a story about the injustices humans inflict upon each other and the unexpected ways in which people's humanity sometimes overrules their prejudices.
Featuring Tamara Lawrance, Hayley Atwell, Jack Lowden
Director: Mahalia Belo
Executive Producers: David Heyman, Rosie Alison, Sarah WIlliams
Producer – Roopesh Parekh
Line Producer (UK) – Julia Valentine
Make-Up & Hair Designer – Jody Williams
Script Supervisor – Maria-Laura Hanson


THE ABC MURDERS - Set in the 1930s, a time when Britain is dangerously divided and suspicion and hatred are on the rise, the story sees Poirot face a serial killer known as A.B.C. As the body count rises, a copy of the ABC Railway Guide is left at each crime scene. Poirot's investigations are continuously thwarted by an enemy determined to outsmart him.
Featuring John Malkovich, Rupert Grint, Tara Fitzgerald
Director: Alex Gabassi
Producer: Farah Abushwesha
Director of Photography – Joel Devlin
1st Assistant Director – Sarah Davies


TROLLIED: The Wedding – It's time to say goodbye forever to the staff at the Warrington branch of Valco supermarket. Finally it's the weekend of Gavin and Cheryl's wedding. Arriving at a beautiful country house hotel and surrounded by their friends and beloved Valco family, the couple couldn't be happier. However come the morning of the wedding Gavin is nowhere to be seen. A few drinks in the local pub with the stag party clearly took a very messy turn and as Cheryl panics that Gavin's got cold feet, it's a race against the clock to get Gavin back from Dublin and to the wedding on time.
Featuring Jason Watkins, Sarah Parish, Chanel Cresswell
Director: Jonathan Gershfield
Producers: Alexander Smith, Nick Goding
Production Designer – Julian Fullalove


November 2018


In cinemas this month…


THE NUTCRACKER & THE FOUR REALMS –  A retelling of Hoffman's The Nutcracker and the Mouse King and Tchaikovsky's ballet The Nutcracker.  It is Christmas and a young girl, Clara, is presented with a gold thread leading to her coveted key which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. Here Clara encounters a soldier and a gang of mice – together they embark on a quest to retrieve the key finally reaching the ominous Fourth Realm, the home of the tyrant Mother Ginger, and hopefully return harmony to the unstable world.   
Featuring Mackenzie Foy, Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen
Directors: Lasse Hallstrom, Joe Johnston   
Producers: Larry J Franco, Lindy Goldstein, Mark Gordon
Production Sound Mixer – John Midgley


DEAD IN A WEEK: OR YOUR MONEY BACK – William has failed to kill himself so many times he outsources his suicide to ageing assassin Leslie.  But with the contract signed and death assured within a week William discovers reasons to live – will Leslie fulfil his contractual obligations? 
Featuring Christopher Eccleston, Aneurin Barnard, Tom Wilkinson
Director: Tom Edmunds. 
Producers: Nick Clark Windo, Daniel-Konrad Cooper
Makeup & Hair Designer – Jody Williams
First Assistant Director – Cordelia Hardy
Production Sound Mixer – Nigel Albermaniche


NATIVITY ROCKS! – A return to the kids from St Bernadette's Primary School in Coventry as staff and students audition for a coveted place in a spectacular rock musical competition. Nativity Rocks! promises comedy, charm and the feel good factor in the build up to Christmas. 
Featuring Celia Imrie, Simon Lipkin, Craig Revel Horwood
Director: Debbie Isitt. 
Producer: Nick Jones
Line Producer – Greg McManus


SURVIVING CHRISTMAS WITH THE RELATIVES – Two sisters and their families spend – or rather, endure – Christmas at their late parents' dilapidated country house.  A heartwarming, riotous look at the traditional family get-together where ancient sibling rivalries flare up and threaten to sabotage the hope for a season of good will.
Featuring Julian Ovenden, Joely Richardson, Sally Phillips
Director: James Dearden.
Producer: Nick Hamson
Costumer Designer – Vicki Russell


On TV this month…


CLIQUE 2 - It is the second year at University and Holly tries to put the past behind her but with a new and dangerous Clique will she make the right choices? BBC3's sinister and seductive drama available on iPlayer from 10th November. Featuring Synnove Karlsen, Sophia Brown, Leo Suter
Director: Robbie McKillop
Producer: Neil Duncan
First Assistant Director (Eps 3 & 4) - Graham Drover


MARS – A mix of real-life stories and interviews about exercises designed to further the cause of  colonizing Mars and a fictional tale set in 2033 of the first manned mission to establish a sustainable colony on the red planet - the hardest thing about life on Mars is us.
Featuring Esai Morales, Anamaria Marinca, Evan Hall
Directors: Stephen Cragg, Everado Gout, Ashley Way  
Exec Producers: Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Justin Wilkes, Michael Rosenberg, Jon Kamen
Script Supervisor – Liz West


ORIGIN – A group of strangers are stranded on a spacecraft bound for a distant planet.  The abandoned passengers must work together for survival but quickly realise  that one of them is far from who they claim to be.  They wanted a new life, now they just want to live. 
Featuring Philipp Christopher, Tom Felton, Nora Arnezeder
Directors: Paul W S Anderson, Mark Brozel, Juan Carlos Medina, Ashley Way   
Producer: John Phillips
Production Designer – Edward Thomas                                                   

INSIDE NORTH KOREA'S DYNASTY – A deep look inside the current regime of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea under Kim Jong-un, featuring stories from defectors, celebrities, photographers and journalists who have visited in recent years.
Producers: Simon Finch, David Glover, Mark Raphael
Director – Dan Clifton (Episode 3: Nuclear Family)

THE LAST KINGDOM 3 – The year is 872 and the kingdoms now known as England have fallen to the invading Danes, only Wessex stands alone and defiant under the command of King Alfred.  Our hero, Uhtred, the son of a Saxon nobleman, is captured by the Danes and raised as one of their own.  On a quest to reclaim his birthright, Uhtred treads a dangerous path between both sides in the birth of a new nation and the recapture of his ancestral land. 
Featuring Alexander Dreymon, Eliza Butterworth, Ian Hart
Director: Ed Bazalgette    
Producer: Chrissy Skins, Dominic Barlow, Liz Trubridge
Editor – Adam Green (Episode 8)


October 2018


In cinema's this month...


POSSUM – After returning to his childhood home, Philip, a disgraced and tormented puppeteer is forced to confront his wicked stepfather and the secrets that have tortured his entire life. A supernatural horror set in a bleak landscape where this dark journey into the labyrinths of cruelty and abuse strikes a nerve between horror and emotion, between wanting to cry and wanting to scream.
Featuring Sean Harris, Alun Armstrong, Simon Bubb
Director: Matthew Holness
Producers: Wayne Marc Godfrey, James Harris, Robert Jones, Mark Lane
Script Supervisor – Liz West


On TV this month…


THE CRY – The disappearance of baby Noah from a small coastal town in Australia is the catalyst for a journey into the disintegrating psychology of a young couple as they deal with an unthinkable tragedy under both the glare of public scrutiny and behind closed doors. At the heart of the drama is the question: what really happened to Noah?
Featuring Jenna Coleman, Ewen Leslie, Asher Keddie
Director: Glendyn Ivin
Producer: Brian Kaczynski
Costume Designer - Alison McCosh


DOCTOR WHO – The further adventures in time and space of the alien adventurer known as the Doctor – this season a Time Lady and her companions board the Tardis and encounter many monsters whilst trying to save the world. Intergalactic thrills and mysteries await the Thirteenth Doctor – when people need help, she never refuses!
Featuring Jodie Whittaker, Samuel Anderson, Bradley Walsh
Director: Jamie Childs
Producers: Alex Mercer, Chris Chibnall, Matt Stevens
First Assistant Director – Sarah Davies


September 2018


In cinema's this month...


THE NUN – When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with a huanted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together they uncover the order's unholy secret. Risking not only their lives but their faith and their very souls, they confront a malevolent force in the form of the same demonic nun that first terrorized audiences in "The Conjuring 2", as the abbey becomes a horrific battleground between the living and the dead.
Featuring Taissa Farmiga, Demián Bichir, Bonnie Aarons.
Director: Corin Hardy
Producers: Peter Safran, James Wan
Costume Designer – Sharon Gilham


THE WIFE interweaves the story of the couple's youthful passion and ambition with a portrait of a marriage, thirty-plus years later - a lifetime's shared compromises, secrets, betrayals, and mutual love. After nearly forty years of marriage, Joan and Joe Castleman are complements. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public role as Great American Novelist, Joan pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm, and diplomacy into the private role of Great Man's Wife. Joe is about to be awarded the Nobel Prize for his acclaimed and prolific body of work and as they travel together to Stockholm Joan questions her life choices.
Featuring Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater
Director: Bjorn Runge P
roducers: Claudia Bluemhuber, Peter Gustafsson, Rosalie Swedlin, Meta Foldager, Piers Tempest
First Assistant Director – Jude Campbell


BLACK 47 – "Maybe people would place more value on beauty if they could eat it."…. The year is 1847, Ireland's Great Famine is scarcely even approaching its devastating midpoint, and this barbed observation is in response to an English landlord's callous remark about how the ragged and starving locals show no appreciation for the stark grandeur of the Connemara landscape. This taut revenge thriller follows Feeney, a former British soldier, who returns home to discover an Ireland swamped in catastrophe. Those family members that survived starvation have been annihilated by a cruel ascendency eager to secure exclusive, uncomplicated control of the land and so he launches a violent campaign of retribution.
Featuring James Frecheville, Hugo Weaving, Barry Keoghan.
Director: Lance Daly
Producers: Arcadiy Golubovich, Macdara Kelleher, Jonathan Loughran, Tim O'Hair
Production Sound Mixer – Robert Flanagan


On TV this month…


VANITY FAIR – A new adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's novel set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars and follows the journey of our beautiful and charming antihero, Becky Sharp. Born to a French opera dancer and a poor, drunken artist, she is orphaned as a teenager and accepted at Miss Pinkerton's academy for young ladies to teach French in exchange for her schooling and upkeep. Once she goes out in the world, Becky is determined to rise in society – by any means necessary. At heart she is selfish and uncaring, but she is an excellent manipulator and uses her intelligence, wit and feminine charms to fend for herself.
Featuring Olivia Cooke, Frances de la Tour, Suranne Jones
Directors: James Strong, Jonathan Entwistle
Producer: Julia Stannard
First Assistant Director – Liam Lock


BLACK EARTH RISING, written, directed and produced by the BAFTA-winner Hugo Blick, is one of the most hotly anticipated dramas of the year. This international thriller is about the prosecution of international war crimes and the West's relationship with contemporary Africa and will explore issues of justice, guilt and self-determination across Europe, the UK, Africa and the USA. We follow Kate Ashby, a woman who, as a young child, was rescued during the Rwandan genocide and brought to Britain. Her adoptive mother Eve Ashby is a world class British prosecutor in international criminal law, and now Kate has followed in her footsteps – working as a legal investigator in the law chambers of Michael Ennis. But when Eve prosecutes an African militia leader at the International Criminal Court, the story takes an unexpected turn for everyone involved.
Featuring Michaela Coel, John Goodman, Harriet Walter
Writer/Director: Hugo Blick
Producer: Abi Bach
Director of Photography (Ghana) Eps 1, 8 – Dirk Nel
Director of Photography (2018) Eps, 5, 6 – Dirk Nel


STRANGERS could be one of the most thrilling dramas of the year, with enough twists and turns to have you enthralled from the very first episode. Professor Jonah Mulray's world unravels when his wife is killed in a car crash in Hong Kong. Though his wife lived and worked there for six months, Jonah's fear of flying has stopped him from ever visiting. Now forced to abandoned his sheltered life, he must venture across the world to identify her body. However once he arrives he discovers a shocking truth and is plunged into a web of conspiracy, chaos and danger.
Featuring John Simm, Katie Leung, Emilia Fox
Director: Paul Andrew Williams
Producer: Matthew Bird
Costume Designer – Charlotte Morris



August 2018


Iin cinema's this month...


DAMASCUS COVER – Haunted by the death of his son, spy Ari Ben-Zion is assigned to smuggle a chemical weapons scientist out of Syria. Within days the mission goes wrong. To survive Ari reaches out to a deep cover agent code named The Angel. He soon discovers he is a pawn in a much bigger plan.
Featuring Olivia Thirlby, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, John Hurt
Director: Daniel Zelik Berk
Producers: Huw Penallt Jones, Hannah Leader, Jonathan Rhys Myers, Joe Thomas
Costume Designer – Eleanor Baker
Additional Editor – Gabriel Foster Prior


CHRISTOPHER ROBIN – A working-class man focused on work and family, Christopher Robin suddenly meets his old friend Winnie the Pooh. Together they return to the Hundred Acre Wood to find Pooh's lost friends and rediscover the joys of life.
Featuring Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Toby Jones
Director: Marc Forster
Producers: Kristin Burr, Brigham Taylor
Production Sound Mixer – John Midgley
Art Director – Dominic Hyman


YARDIE – Set in 70s Kingston and '80s Hackney, Yardie centres on the life of a young Jamaican man named D who has never fully recovered from the murder of his older brother. Moving to London, he reconnects with his childhood sweetheart and daughter but before he can be convinced to abandon a life of crime for "the righteous path" he encounters the man who shot his brother and embarks on a bloody quest for retribution.
Featuring Stephen Graham, Aml Ameen, Calvin Demba
Director: Idris Elba
Producers: Gina Carter, Robin Gutch
Production Sound Mixer – Robert Flanagan



July 2018

BBC reveals a huge slate of new and returning shows to look forward to this autumn……

THE LONG SONG (Roopesh Parekh, Jody Williams, Maria-Laura Hanson)
BODYGUARD (Tina Pawlik, My Alehammar)
THE ABC MURDERS (Joel Devlin, Sarah Davies)
THE CRY (Alison McCosh)
LUTHER (Catherine Scoble)

Click here to view the full list.

On general release in cinema's this month...

IN DARKNESS – After Sofia, a blind pianist, hears a murder committed in the apartment upstairs, she is drawn into a dangerous world of corruption — a world with links to Sofia's own hidden past and a path of revenge she has kept hidden until now.
Featuring Natalie Dormer, Emily Ratajkowski, Ed Skrein
Director: Anthony Byrne
Producers: Anthony Byrne, Natalie Dormer, Adam Morane-Griffiths, Ben Pugh, Josh Varney
Script Supervisor – Liz West

PIN CUSHION – In this dark coming-of-age movie, a mother hopes that a move to a new town will provide a better life for both herself and her awkward daughter, though they start to have issues fitting in, they begin to retreat into fantasy and lies.
Featuring Joanna Scanlan, Lily Newmark, Isy Suttie
Director: Deborah Haywood
Producers: Gavin Humphries, Maggie Monteith
Line Producer – Greg McManus

MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN - Ten years later, on the Greek island of Kalokairi, Sophie is pregnant with Sky's child while running her mother's villa. Self-conflicted and worried that she can't do it by herself without her mother around, but with Tanya and Rosie's guidance, Sophie will find out more of Donna's past. Discovering how she fronted The Dynamos, came to start up her villa on the island from nothing, met each one of Sophie's dads and raised a daughter, bravely on her own, without a mother to guide her – with an unexpected visit from someone she had not invited or never even met: her grandmother…
Featuring Meryl Streep, Lily James, Amanda Seyfried
Director: Ol Parker
Producers: Judy Craymer, Gary Goetzman
Art Director – James Lewis

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT – In this latest instalment, Ethan Hunt finds himself in a race against time, hunted by assassins and former allies while trying to prevent a global catastrophe. Featuring Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Henry Cavill
Director: Christopher McQuarrie
Producers: J. J. Abrams, Tom Cruise, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Don Granger, Christopher McQuarrie, ake Myers
Production Sound Mixer – Paul Munro
Set Decorator – Jille Azis

On TV this month…

STAN LEE'S LUCKY MAN Season 3 - From the mind of comic book legend Stan Lee comes a new series about DI Harry Clayton, a brilliant but flawed police officer with the power to control luck. In these eight new episodes, Clayton will travel to Hong Kong to look for answers about his 'lucky' charm.
Featuring James Nesbitt, Amara Khan, Sienna Guillory
Directors: Andy Hay, Louise Hooper, Justin Molotov, Philip John
Producer: Ken Horn
Costume Designer – Rebecca Duncan


June 2018

On general release in cinema's this month...

JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM - Three years after the destruction of the Jurassic World theme park, Owen Grady and Claire Dearing return to the island of Isla Nublar to save the remaining dinosaurs from a volcano that's about to erupt. They soon encounter terrifying new breeds of gigantic dinosaurs whilst uncovering a conspiracy that threatens the entire planet. 
Featuring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeff Goldblum
Director:  JA Bayona    
Producers:  Bélen Atienza, Patrick Crowley, Frank Marshall
Set Decorator – Tina Jones

On TV this month…

OUR GIRL – 2 Section go on a mission to Nigeria, Belize and Bangladesh to free a group of kidnapped schoolgirls from terrorists and are joined by special forces on the Guatemalan/Belize border where some of the soldiers get lost in the jungle amongst dangerous drug runners. 
Featuring Shalom Brune Franklin, Ben Aldridge, Michelle Keegan.
Directors: Noreen Kershaw, Brian Grant, Sarah O'Gorman   
Producer: John Griffin
Make-Up and Hair Designer – Sophie Slotover (Eps 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

POLDARK Series 4 – Hesitant to head off to Westminster, a catastrophic happening leads Ross to the realisation that in order to have the power to affect any change he will need to get out of his comfort zone.
Featuring Aiden Turner, Eleanor Tomlinson, Heida Reed
Director: Joss Agnew   
Producer: Michael Ray
Editor – Adam Green (Eps 2, 7)

FLOWERS Series 2 – Exploring the effects of bipolar disorder and how mental illness can be passed through generations of a family, this surreal black comedy about the dysfunctional Flowers family is back with a new series set a few years after the first. 
Featuring Olivia Coleman, Julian Barrat, Harriet Walter.
Director: Will Sharpe   
Producers: Emma Kingsman-Lloyd, Naomi De Pear
Make-Up and Hair Designer – Sjaan Gillings

May 2018

On general release in cinema's this month...

THAT GOOD NIGHT – Ralph, a once-famous screenwriter in his seventies, is terminally ill. He has two final missions: to reconnect with his son, and to ensure he is not a burden to his wife. A tearful farewell to John Hurt in his final film. Also featuring Sofia Helin, Charles Dance
Director: Eric Styles Producers: Alan Latham, Charles Savage
Costume Designer – Charlotte Morris
Make-Up and Hair Designer – Lesley Lamont-Fisher

SHOW DOGS – In a world where humans and sentient dogs co-exist, a macho but lonely Rottweiler police dog named Max is ordered to go undercover as a primped show dog in a prestigious dog show with his human partner Frank to prevent a disaster from happening. Featuring Will Arnett, Ludacris, Alan Cumming
Director: Raja Gosnell Producers: Deepak Nayar, Philip von Alvensleben
Line Producer – Paul Sarony

On TV this month…

A VERY ENGLISH SCANDAL - A gay affair, a bungled plot and a dead dog on Exmoor were the ingredients of what came to be dubbed "the trial of the century". At its centre was Jeremy Thorpe - leader of the Liberal Party, a pillar of the establishment and the first British politician to be tried for conspiracy and incitement to murder. Now, almost 40 years on from Thorpe's sensational acquittal, the story behind the case is being retold in a three-part BBC drama. Featuring Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw
Director: Stephen Frears Producer: Dan Winch
Production Sound Mixer - Alistair Crocker

INNOCENT – Four-part thrilling crime drama. David Collins is unexpectedly acquitted on a technicality having served seven years of a life sentence for the murder of his wife Tara. On the steps of the court he vows to bring to book those who lied at his original trial, to see the real killer jailed and more importantly, to regain custody of his two young children Jack and Rosie. Featuring Lee Ingleby, Hannah Britland, Angel Coulby
Director: Richard Clark Producer: Jeremy Gwilt
Director of Photography – Dirk Nel
Production Designer – Jason Carlin

KILLED BY MY DEBT– From the makers of MURDERED BY MY FATHER and MURDERED FOR BEING DIFFERENT, this docu-drama tells the story of a young man trying to provide for his family whilst working on a zero-hour contract with increasing debts that threaten to destroy his life. Featuring Calvin Demba, Lisa Greenwood, Chance Perdomo
Director: Joseph Bullman Producer: Chris Clough
Script Supervisor – Maria-Laura Hanson

April 2018

In cinema's this month...

FUNNY COW – A woman with a funnybone for a backbone, this charts the rise to stardom of a female comedienne through the 1970’s and 1980’s, set against the backdrop of working men’s clubs and the stand-up comedy circuit of the North of England. From her troubled childhood to her turbulent adult relationships, the Funny Cow uses the raw material of her life experiences to bring her unique style of comedy to the stage. A stand-up comedienne in an all-male world, ‘Funny Cow’ delivers tragedy and comedy in equal measure. 
Featuring Maxine Peake, Paddy Considine, Tony Pitts, Stephen Graham
Director: Adrian Shergold   
Producers: Kevin Proctor, Mark Vennis
1st Assistant Director – Graham Drover

THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL SOCIETY - A writer forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island in the aftermath of World War II when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war. Based on the book of the same name, this tells the story of writer Juliet Ashton and her relationship with an eccentric group of people who, having suffered the experiences of Occupation during WWII, find solace in books, reading and the simple pleasure of each other’s company.   
Featuring Lily James, Matthew Goode, Jessica Brown Findlay
Director: Mike Newell   
Producers: Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin, Paula Mazur
Production Sound Mixer – Alistair Crocker

On TV this month...

TRUE HORROR – Each episode of this drama documentary series tells a spine-tingling story, drawing on eyewitness testimonies that are brought to life through straight-to-camera documentary interviews and visually-striking, elegantly realised and terrifying drama. Witnesses will recount stories of paranoia, paranormal activity and fear, explaining in candid detail how these seemingly inexplicable experiences affected their lives.
Featuring Michelle Ryan, Allison McKenzie, Kellie Shirley
Director: Amanda Bowen
Producers: Jamie Campbell, Joel Wilson
Make Up and Hair Designer - Sophie Slotover (Ep 4)

ORDEAL BY INNOCENCE – 3pt adaptation of Agatha Christie's novel. Wealthy philanthropist Rachel Argyll is murdered at her family estate Sunny Point. Her adopted son Jack Argyll, a young delinquent, is arrested for her murder. He vehemently protests his innocence. Eighteen months later, Dr Arthur Calgary, a mysterious scientist, walks onto the velvety lawns of Sunny Point claiming to have just returned from an expedition to the Arctic. Even more extraordinary is his claim to hold the alibi that can prove Jack's innocence. But Jack died in prison before the case could come to trial, and the Argyll family is reluctant to dig up the secrets of the past.
Rachel's widower Leo is about to remarry his secretary Gwenda and none of Rachel's other adopted children Mary, Mickey, Tina or Hester, nor longstanding housekeeper Kirsten, is willing to reopen that most horrendous chapter of their lives. However, the shattering implications of Calgary's story are too big to avoid; if he is telling the truth then the wrong person was arrested for Rachel's murder. And if Jack is innocent, then it must have been somebody else at Sunny Point. Somebody still out there… 
Featuring Bill Nighy, Alice Eve, Matthew Goode, Ella Purnell
Director: Sandra Goldbacher   
Producer – Roopesh Parekh

KISS ME FIRST - An innovative thriller series from Bryan Elsley which combines live action with stunning state-of-the-art computer-generated virtual world sequences in a TV drama first. Based on Lottie Moggach's debut novel, Kiss Me First moves between the real and virtual animated worlds. When her mother dies, lonely girl Leila has to learn how to manage living on her own. Leila has a digital avatar, Shadowfax, and when she logs onto the virtual reality game Azana she feels truly alive. Leila stumbles across Red Pill, a secret paradise, hidden on the edges of her favourite game, and she meets Tess. Tess is everything that Leila is not: hedonistic, impulsive and insatiable.  So when Tess turns up in Leila's real life uninvited, Leila's world is forever changed. But then a member of the group mysteriously disappears and Leila begins to suspect that maybe the hidden sanctuary isn't the digital Eden its creator Adrian claims it to be. Now, Leila's real journey begins. 
Featuring Tallulah Haddon, Simona Brown, Matthew Beard.
Directors: Misha Manson-Smith, Tom Green   
Producer: Bradley Adams
Costume Designer – Charlotte Mitchell

March 2018

Huge congratulations to Alison McCosh for her well-deserved BAFTA nomination for Best Costume Design for 'Peaky Blinders.

A huge Congratulations to everyone nominated at this year's 90th Academy Awards. So many fantastic films! Special shout out to BLADE RUNNER 2049 which picked up the award for Achievement in Visual Effects. Well done - John Nelson, Gerd Nefzer, Paul Lambert, Richard R. Hoover and of course, Creative Media Management's Marcia Gay.

90th Academy Award Ceremony on Sunday, 4 March 2018

Congratulations and best of luck to all the nominees, particularly the following:

Best Picture
"Phantom Thread"
Production Sound Mixer – John Midgely

Best Visual Effects
"Blade Runner 2049"
VFX Production Supervisor – Marcia Gay

On general release in cinemas this month...

WALK LIKE A PANTHER – A group of 1980s wrestlers are forced to don the lycra one last time when their beloved local pub is threatened with closure. Led by father-son duo, Mark and Trevor Bolton, this unlikely bunch of underdog heroes set out to save their community, whilst rekindling old friendships and family ties along the way.
Featuring Stephen Graham, Jason Flemyng, Julian Sands.
Director: Dan Cadan
Producer: Dean O'Toole
Production Sound Mixer – Nigel Albermaniche

On TV this month...

COME HOME Created and written by Danny Brocklehurst this powerful, touching and intriguing 3pt drama will take audiences on a roller-coaster of ever changing emotions and allegiances. Greg and Marie have been married for nineteen years, when, seemingly out of the blue, Marie walks out on him and her three children – the last taboo of parenting.  Multiple time-frames, viewpoints and flashbacks tell Greg and Marie's story and force viewers to confront their own truths. How can two people that loved each other become so opposed? Can a child learn to forgive their mother for leaving them? And why would Marie make such a shocking and significant decision to change their lives and divide their loyalties forever? 
Featuring Paula Malcomson, Christopher Eccleston
Director: Andrea Harkin   
Producer: Madonna Baptiste
Director of Photography – Joel Devlin

THE GOOD KARMA HOSPITAL – The medical drama series will return to the work of Ruby Walker, a junior doctor who has travelled to South India looking for a job and a distraction from heartbreak at home. She expects sunshine, palm trees and picture-perfect beaches and has prepared herself for the sacred cows, the tuk-tuks and the 'Delhi-belly' – but she wasn't expecting the tough reality of working at an under-resourced and over-worked cottage hospital.
Featuring Amanda Redman, Neil Morrissey, Amrita Acharia
Directors: Alex Winckler, Lisa Clarke
Producer: John Chapman, Jeremy Gwilt
Costume Designer – Eleanor Baker

IN THE LONG RUN In this 1985 set comedy, loosely based on Idris Elba's childhood, the Easmon family find their quiet life disrupted when their relative from Sierra Leone moves in.
Featuring Idris Elba, Bill Bailey, Jimmy Akingbola
Director: Declan Lowney
Producer: Charlie Hanson
Make Up and Hair Designer - Sjaan Gillings

February 2018

Congratulations to Blade Runner 2049! BAFTA Awards for Best Cinematography Roger Deakins and Best Special Visual Effects Gerd Nefzer, John Nelson BIG congrats to them and the whole SFX team inc our own Marcia Gay.

Royal Television Society West of England 2018 has announced that Poldark Series 3 has been nominated for 6 awards! Drama, Director (Joss Agnew), Craft in Drama: Cinematography (Nick Dance), Sound (Ronald Bailey), Editing (Jo Smyth) and Composer (Anne Dudley). Produced by our very own Roopesh Parekh. Congratulations and good luck everyone!

Huge congratulations to Richard Dyer! Nominated for the 54th Annual CAS Awards for Outstanding Sound Mixing on Game of Thrones: Beyond the Wall. Awards are on the 24th February 2018 – Good Luck to the whole sound team!

At Berlinale Film Festival 15-25th February...

BLACK 47 - Set in Ireland during the Great Famine, BLACK 47 follows an Irish Ranger who has been fighting for the British Army abroad, as he abandons his post to reunite with his family. Despite experiencing the horrors of war, he is shocked by the famine's destruction of his homeland and the brutalization of his people and his family.
Featuring Hugo Weaving, James Frecheville, Stephen Rea
Director: Lance Daly
Producers: Arcadiy Golubovich, Macdara Kelleher, Jonathan Loughran, Tim O'Hair
Production Sound Mixer - Robert Flanagan

On general release in cinemas this month...

PHANTOM THREAD – In this Oscar nominated film set in 1950's London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover.
Featuring Daniel Day- Lewis, Lesley Manville, Vicky Kieps
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Producers: Paul Thomas Anderson, Megan Ellison, Joanne Sellar
Production Sound Mixer – John Midgley

On TV this month...

COLLATERAL - When a man is murdered while working as a pizza delivery driver in London, DI Kip Glaspie arrives on the scene – but what she finds opens up more questions than it answers. This star-studded four-part series produced by BBC2 and Netflix goes beyond your usual TV thriller to become a state-of-the-nation drama encompassing politicians, vicars, and Syrian asylum seekers. Featuring Carey Mulligan, John Simm, Billie Piper
Director: S.J. Clarkson Producers: S.J. Clarkson, George Faber, David Hare, Mark Pybus, Lucy Richer
Production Sound Mixer - Steve Phillips

ENDEAVOUR - The critically-acclaimed detective drama prequel returns with new recruit Detective Constable George Fancy joining Morse and DI Fred Thursday. It is now 1968 and Morse has finally passed his Sergeant's exams but dark clouds are gathering at home and abroad as, after almost 100 years, the long history of Oxford City Police comes to an end and it merges into Thames Valley Constabulary. A terrible storm is set to blow through the professional and personal lives of newly promoted Detective Sergeant Endeavour Morse and Oxford's Finest, leaving devastation in its wake.
Featuring Shaun Evans, Roger Allam, Dakota Blue Richards Directors: Brady Hood, Andy Wilson, Jim Field Smith, Rob Quinn Producers: John Phillips, Neil Duncan.
Production Designer - Paul Cripps

SAVE ME – From the producers of the award-winning LINE OF DUTY, SAVE ME is the story of a most unlikely hero, Nelson Nelly Rowe, and his search for his missing daughter who he hasn't seen in 13 years. On his way to finding Jody, Nelly will save lives, find others who have been lost, reunite loved ones, make enemies from friends, risk his life and the lives of others close to him and continually ending up back on his feet after finding himself flat on his face.
Featuring Suranne Jones, Lennie James, Stephen Graham
Director: Nick Murphy Producer: Patrick Schweitzer
Script Supervisor - Liz West

January 2018

Congratulations to Marcia Gay for the Academy Award Nomination for Best Visual Effects!

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year along with much joy, good health and great success for 2018!

A huge congratulations to all BAFTA nominees! Particularly to the SFX team nominated for a BAFTA for Best Special Visual Effects for BLADE RUNNER 2049 - VFX Production Supervisor, Marcia Gay

YARDIE has it's World Premiere AND Is in the World Dramatic Cinema Competition at the 34th Sundance Film Festival '18 (18-28 January 2018)
Elba's directorial debut is a 70s-set crime drama, based on the cult-pulp novel by Victor Headley. YARDIE tells the story of a young man's (Aml Ameen) rite of passage through the Jamaican criminal underworld. Ten years later on a mission for his boss in London, the young man discovers that the guy who killed his brother way back when is now living in the city.
"I am interested in making human stories with characters that are either full of grace or flawed,"
Director: Idris Elba, Screenwriters: Brock Norman Brock, Martin Stellman, Producers: Gina Carter, Robin Gutch
Production Sound Mixer - Robert Flanagan

On TV this month…

GIRLFRIENDS – The creator of Fat Friends, In the Club and Love, Lies & Records – is back with  another new series. The ITV drama follows Linda, Sue and Gail as they struggle with the changes and responsibilities that come with being a modern woman in the “sandwich generation” – in other words, they’re caring for both their grandchildren and their own ageing parents.  Featuring Miranda Richardson, Phyllis Logan, Zoe Wanamaker
Director: Kay Mellor    Producer: Josh Dynevor
Production Designer - John Collins

SILENT WITNESS 21 – The hugely popular series returns with Home Office Pathologist, Dr Nikki Alexander, and team of forensic pathologists and scientists at the Lyell Centre investigating and solving crimes.  This season may also see Nikki finding love with the US Ambassador to London.
Featuring Emilia Fox, David Caves, Richard Lintern, Liz Carr
Directors: Charlie Palmer, Destiny Ekaragha,  Diarmuid Goggins, Thaddeus O'Sullivan, Colin Teague    Producer: Kiaran Murray-Smith
Costume Designer – Jacky Levy

NEXT OF KIN The drama follows whip-smart doctor Mona Harcourt who lives in London with political lobbyist husband Guy. When a bomb goes off in London on the same day that her brother, Kareem, is abducted and murdered in Pakistan, Mona’s charmed life is shaken to its core. The situation escalates when Mona realises that her nephew has vanished from university and is being linked to both the bombing and the murder of his father. Featuring Archie Panjabi, Jack Davenport, Navin Chowdhry
Directors: Justin Chadwick, Jamie Childs  Producer: Rebecca Ferguson
1st Assistant Director - Liam Lock (Eps 1-3)
Film Editor - Josh Cunliffe (Eps 4-6)

KIRI Miriam, an experienced social worker who is caught up in a police investigation when a young girl named Kiri goes missing on a supervised visit. A drama dealing with the abduction and murder of a young black girl, soon to be adopted by her white foster family, and the trail of lies, blame, guilt and notoriety which follow. Featuring Sarah Lancashire, Steven Mackintosh, Lia Williams
Director: Euros Lyn    Producer: Toby Bentley
Production Sound Mixer - Nigel Albermaniche

THE CORONATION – In a rare television appearance HRH The Queen talks in conversation with royal historian and commentator, Alastair Bruce, about her 1953 coronation. 2018 marks the 65th anniversary of The Queen’s accession to the throne and in this one hour special she shares her memories of that day. She also talks about her father, George VI’s coronation in 1937, which she attended when she was 11 years old. Viewing both private and official film footage, The Queen recalls the day when the weight of both St. Edward’s Crown and the hopes and expectations of a country recovering from war were on her shoulders, as the nation looked to their 27-year-old Queen to lead them into a new era.
The film also explores the story of the Crown Jewels, which form part of the Royal Collection, one of the largest and most important art collections in the world. Consisting of 140 items and containing 23,000 precious stones, these sacred objects form the most complete collection of royal regalia in the world. Coronation expert and key contributor Alastair Bruce says: “The Crown Jewels include The Regalia, which are used at a coronation, when the monarch is invested with the best known, if least understood, symbols of this kingdom. Post boxes, Police helmets, Income Tax Returns and almost every visual expression of the United Kingdom displays a Crown and Orb.
"The meaning of each of the key objects has evolved from emblems of authority that date way back before the Saxons arrived. Yet there is an enduring relevance to modern leadership wrapped into each symbol that express values of humility, duty and service, while representing total power. Discovering their meaning helps to define what the Sovereign is to the Crown and how that Crown is the property of us all, in the constitutional function of Monarchy.”
Executive Producer:  Anthony Geffen    Producer / Director:  Harvey Lilley
Royal Historian & Key Contributor – Alastair Bruce OBE

December 2017

Congratulations to everyone Nominated for the 22nd Annual Satellite Awards, but especially to the following:

Special Achievement Awards - Ensemble, Television
Producer - Roopesh Parekh

Best Visual Effects
"Blade Runner 2049"
VFX Production Supervisor - Marcia Gay

Best Miniseries
Make Up and Hair Designer - Catherine Scoble
Script Supervisor - Liz West

Best Television Series, Genre
"Game of Thrones"
Production Sound Mixer - Richard Dyer

On TV this month…

MAIGRET IN MONTMARTRE - Based on Georges Simenon's novel, Maigret at Picratt's, and set against the beautiful backdrop of 1950s Paris, Maigret investigates the random murders of a Countess and a Showgirl that leads him into a seedy world of lowlifes and fading high society and discovers a dark secret that links their past lives at the Grand Hotel in Nice.
Featuring Rowan Atkinson, Lucy Cohu, Mark Heap
Directed by- Thaddeus O'Sullivan
Produced by- Suzanne McAuley
Director of Photography – Dirk Nel

Production Designer – Dominic Hyman
Make-Up & Hair Designer – Sjaan Gillings

BILL - What really happened during Shakespeare's 'Lost Years'? Hopeless lute player Bill Shakespeare leaves his home to follow his dream of becoming a successful playwright. Upon arriving in London he gets caught up in a plot by the king of Spain to blow up Elizabeth I. Historical Family Comedy featuring Matthew Baynton, Simon Farnaby, Helen McCrory
Directed by Richard Bracewell
Produced by Richard Bracewell and Tony Bracewell.
Costume Designer – Charlotte Morris

THE TUNNEL: VENGEANCE In the third season of THE TUNNEL, Karl and Elise are faced with a toxic and terrifying duo whose hideous crimes see them take ever more dark and desperate measures to provoke the police into collaborating on their desperate endgame.  Featuring Clémence Poésy, Stephen Dillane, Angeliki Papoulia
Directors: Anders Engström, Gilles Bannier
Producer: Toby Welch
Costume Designer – Charlotte Morris

HAILMAKERS – In this BBC3 comedy, Saz and Sol, the country's lowest-rent entrepreneurs, have lost their only office cleaning contract, and with just £40 left in the coffers, they need to gamble big in order to keep a roof above their head.  Featuring Samson Kayo, Akemnji Ndifornyen, Jason Barnett
Director – Jim Owen
Producers – Inez Gordon, Jon MacQueen
Costume Designer– Jemima Cotter

THE CROWN – The second series of Netflix's royal drama will examine various political controversies through the eyes of the Queen, including the Suez Crisis in 1956, which cost Prime Minister Anthony Eden his job. Season two will also explore the Queen's relationship with his successor Harold MacMillan.  Featuring Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Vanessa Kirby.    
Directors: Stephen Daldry, Philippa Lowthorpe   
Producer: Michael Casey
Protocol Advisor - Major David Rankin-Hunt
Hair Stylist (Hungary: Eps 1, 2, 5, 8, 9) – Sjaan Gillings

November 2017

BBC announces adaptation of THE LONG SONG produced by Roopesh Parekh. Click here to read the full article from BBC Media Centre's latest news!

Congratulations to Joel Devlin for winning the RTS North West Award for Best Production (Craft) for BROKEN!

'On general release in cinemas this month…

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS –  In this stylish and suspenseful murder mystery adapted from Agatha Christie's novel, Detective Hercule Poirot interrogates passengers on a lavish train ride through Europe, searching for clues before the killer can strike again.  Featuring Daisy Ridley, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer
Director: Kenneth Branagh    Producers: Kenneth Branagh, Mark Gordon, Judy Hofflund, Simon Kinberg, Michael Schaefer, Ridley Scott, Aditya Sood.
Production Sound Mixer (2nd Unit) – Paul Munro

PADDINGTON 2 – Now happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, Paddington sets out to find the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday. However, when the present is stolen, Paddington and the Brown's work together to unmask the thief.  Featuring Ben Whishaw, Sally Hawkins, Michael Gambon.  
Director: Paul King    Producer: David Heyman
Production Sound Mixer (Additional Photography) – John Midgley

FILM STARS DON'T DIE IN LIVERPOOL   Based on Peter Turner's memoir, this 1978 set drama is an endearing retelling of Oscar-winner Gloria Grahame's playful but passionate romance with a struggling young actor, that took place towards the end of her life.  Featuring Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Julie Walters.
Director: Paul McGuigan    Producers: Barbara Broccoli, Colin Vaines
Production Sound Mixer – John Midgley

On TV this month…

STRIKE BACK   Featuring a brand new cast, STRIKE BACK returns for a sixth series which focuses on the newly restored Section 20 as the team journeys around the Middle East and Europe on a lethal manhunt for a notorious terrorist.  Featuring Warren Brown, Roxanne McKee, Daniel MacPherson.
Director: Brendan Maher    Producer: Lawrence Cochran
Film Editor (Eps 3, 4) – Adam Green

FRANKENSTEIN CHRONICLES Set in the darkest corners of Georgian London, this thrillingly terrifying reimagining of Mary Shelley's 1818 novel returns for a second series. In the new series, John Marlott will seek revenge on Lord Daniel Hervey for taking his life, whilst trying to redeem his own soul after being wrongly convicted and hanged for murder.  Featuring Sean Bean, Vanessa Kirby, Anna Maxwell Martin.
Director: Alex Gabassi    Producer: Lawrence Till
Director of Photography – Joel Devlin

HOWARDS END – Based on EM Forster's novel, this four-part mini-series focuses on the social and class divisions between three families in 20th century England: the wealthy country-based Wilcoxes, the London-dwelling Schlegels, and the lower middle-class Basts. Featuring Hayley Atwell, Matthew Macfadyen, Tracey Ullman.
Director: Hettie Macdonald Producer: Laura Hastings-Smith
Make-Up & Hair Designer – Catherine Scoble

PEAKY BLINDERS – Set six months after series three's conclusion, the critically acclaimed gangster epic returns as Tommy Shelby receives a mysterious letter on Christmas Eve telling him that the Peaky Blinders are in danger of annihilation. Featuring Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson.
Director: David Caffrey Producer: Joe Donaldson
Costume Designer – Alison McCosh

LOVE, LIES AND RECORDS – In this brand new BBC One series, Registrar Kate Dickenson attempts to juggle her personal life with the daily dramas of birth, marriages and deaths. As Kate tries to hold her work, life and relationship together, things go from complicated to impossible when a disgruntled colleague threatens to expose a secret from her past. Featuring Ashley Jensen, Katarina Cas, Kenny Doughty.
Directors: Dominic Leclerc, Cilla Ware Producer: Yvonne Francas
Production Designer – John Collins
1st Assistant Director (Eps 1, 2, 5, 6) – Graham Drover

BRITAIN'S CYCLING SUPERHEROES: THE PRICE OF SUCCESS? – Sir Dave Brailsford and other insiders tell the story of the extraordinary triumphs and recent controversies that have rocked Britain's cycling medal factory. Tune in to BBC Two at 9pm on Sunday 19th November 2017.
Director / Producer – Dan Clifton

October 2017

'Maxine Peake is defiantly good' Read Screen Daily's review of FUNNY COW at BFI London Film Festival. 1st Assistant Director - Graham Drover. To read the review click here.

Huge congratulations to Nigel Albermaniche for winning the BAFTA Cymru Award for Best Sound for DAMILOLA, OUR LOVED BOY.

A big CMM welcome to script supervisor Maria-Laura Hanson,1st Assistant Director Sarah Davies and Costume Designer Eleanor Baker.

Congratulations to Joel Devlin for making the Best Production (Craft) Award shortlist at the RTS North West Awards for his work as Director of Photography on BROKEN!

On general release in cinemas this month… 

BLADE RUNNER 2049 – In this sequel to the 1982 sci-fi classic, a new blade runner called Officer K unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to bring an end to humanity. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard, a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years. Featuring Ana de Armas, Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford. Director: Denis Villeneuve Producers: Broderick Johnson, Andrew A Kosove, Ridley Scott, Bud Yorkin
VFX Production Supervisor – Marcia Gay

THE RITUAL –Following the sudden, violent death of their best mate, four men reunite for a hike through the Scandanavian wilderness. As they start to encounter a menacing presence in the Nordic forest, they are forced to face the darkness inside themselves. Featuring Rafe Spall, Rob James-Collier, Sam Troughton. Director: David Bruckner Producers: Jonathan Cavendish, Richard Holmes, Andy Serkis
1st Assistant Director – Liam Lock

FUNNY COW –Set against the backdrop of Northern working men's clubs in the 1970s and 80s, FUNNY COW charts the rise to stardom of a stand up comedienne in an all-male scene. The film will be screened at the London Film Festival on the 9th and 15th October. Featuring Maxine Peake, Martin Freeman, Stephen Graham. Director: Adrian Shergold Producers: Kevin Proctor, Mark Vennis
1st Assistant Director – Graham Drover

On TV this month…

RELLIK – A story shown in reverse from when the suspect of an investigation has been caught. DCI Gabriel Markham and his team work to find a serial killer, when a break in the case leads them to a potential culprit. Featuring Richard Dormer, Jodi Balfour, Ray Stevenson. Directors: Sam Miller, Hans Herbots Producer: Chris Clough
Script Supervisor – Maria-Laura Hanson

THE LODGE – The much loved musical drama sitcom continues its second series on The Disney Channel. THE LODGE follows 15-year old Skye in her attempt to keep her family owned 'North Star Lodge' running, whilst integrating into a new group of friends. Featuring Sophie Simnett, Thomas Doherty and John Hopkins. Directors: Dez McCarthy, Max Myers Producer: Ray Lau
Editor – Emma Collins

OUR GIRL – Returning to the BBC for a third series, OUR GIRL follows the life of Lance Corporal Georgie Lane, a medic for the British army. This series has its sights set on Nepal where a devastating earthquake requires emergency disaster relief. Featuring Michelle Keegan, Ben Aldridge, Luke Pasqualino Director: Tim Fywell Producer: Tim Whitby
1st Assistant Director – Sarah Davies

September 2017

Congratulations to Nigel Albermaniche and the DAMILOLA, OUR LOVED BOY team for BAFTA Cymru Best Sound nomination!

On general release in cinemas this month… 

MOON DOGS – In this anarchic coming-of-age story, two teenage step brothers fall for the same girl on a chaotic road trip from Shetland to Glasgow. Featuring Jack Parry-Jones, Tanya Franks and Kate Bracken.
Director: Phillip John Producers: Kathy Speirs, Suzanne Reid
Production Designer – Jason Carlin
1st Assistant Director – Graham Drover

STRATTON –A British Special Boat Service commando must track down an international terrorist cell in this action thriller based on the novel of the same name. Featuring Dominic Cooper, Tyler Hoechlin and Connie Nielsen.
Director: Simon West Producers: Guy Collins, Matthew Jenkins
Make-Up & Hair Designer – Catherine Scoble

On TV this month…

VICTORIA – One month after giving birth to her first child, Queen Victoria surprises the court by insisting on returning to her duties. In this second series of the popular drama, Victoria will have to juggle being a wife, a mother and ruler of the most powerful nation on Earth. Featuring Jenna Coleman, Tom Hughes and Diana Rigg.
Directors: Lisa James Larsson, Geoffrey Sax, Daniel O'Hara, Jim Loach Producer: Paul Frift
Historical Advisor – Alastair Bruce
Editor (Eps 3, 4) – Josh Cunliffe

BANG – Set in and around the steel-town landscape of Port Talbot in south Wales, loner Sam's life is transformed when he comes into possession of a gun and starts to break the law. As his policewoman sister, Gina, makes it her mission to find the owner of the weapon, a family saga plays out raising questions about their father's murder from when they were children. Featuring Catrin Stewart, Jacob Ifan, Chris Reilly. Director: Phillip John Producer: Catrin Lewis Defis.
Production Designer – Jason Carlin

TIN STAR – Former London Police Detective Jim Worth moves with his family to an idyllic rural community in the Rocky Mountains, only to find an influx of migrant workers from a new oil company has led to a wave of crime in the area. Jim's stand against the criminals results in assassins attacking him and his family, leading him to revive his violent alter-ego, Jack Devlin, to enact revenge. Featuring Christina Hendricks, Tim Roth and Christopher Heyerdahl.
Directors: Grant Harvey, Gilies Bannier Producer: Jonathan Curling
Costume Designer (Eps 7-10) – Charlotte Morris

THE BRAVE – In this heart-pounding journey into the complex world of America's elite undercover military heroes, D.I.A. Deputy Patricia Campbell and her team of analysts wield the world's most advanced surveillance technology from headquarters in D.C., whilst Adam Dalton and his Special Ops squad save lives of innocent people and execute missions in some of the most dangerous places in the world. Featuring Anne Heche, Mike Vogel and Natacha Karam.
Director: Brad Anderson Producer: Ben Rimmer
Script Supervisor – Connie Fyans

PHILIP K. DICK'S ELECTRIC DREAMS – Based on the short stories of acclaimed sci-fi writer Philip K. Dick, this 10-part anthology series will take viewers on a far reaching journey of their imagination with each episode set in a drastically different world. Featuring Bryan Cranston, Richard Madden and Juno Temple.
Directors: Tom Harper, David Farr, Marc Munden, Julian Jarrold, Francesca Gregorini Producers: Rupert Ryle-Hodges, Lyn Horsford, Dan Winch
Series Line Producer – Julia Valentine
Production Sound Mixer – Paul Munro

August 2017

On general release in cinemas this month… 


FINAL PORTRAIT – Set in Paris 1964, chaotic artist Alberto Giacometti persuades American critic James Lord, to sit for a portrait. As the weeks go by and frustrations grow, Lord believes that his life has been hijacked by the artist, only to realise that Giacometti’s painting will be his masterpiece.  Featuring Armie Hammer, Geoffrey Rush and Clémence Poésy.
Director: Stanley Tucci    Producers: Nik Bower, Gail Egan, IIan Girard, Fred Hogge
Make-Up & Hair Designer – Catherine Scoble


On Netflix this month…


WHAT HAPPENED TO MONDAY? – Set in a dystopian future with a global one-child policy due to overpopulation, six identical sisters must avoid government detection while searching for their missing sister.  Featuring Noomi Rapace, Glenn Close, Ben Kingsley
Director: Tommy Wirkola    Producers: Raffaella De Laurentiis, Philippe Rousselet
Production Designer – Joseph Hodges   


On TV this month…


TRUST ME – After losing her job for blowing the whistle on malpractice at her hospital, nurse Cath Hardacre seizes the opportunity to provide for her daughter by stealing her best friend’s identity as a senior doctor. As she begins work in A&E at a hospital in Edinburgh, Cath must decide how far she will go to protect her new life.  Featuring Jodie Whittaker, Emun Elliot, Sharon Small
Directors: John Alexander, Amy Neil    Producer: Emily Feller

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