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    • Yardie


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

    • In Darkness


      Cinema Release
      IN DARKNESS - 6th July
      Script Supervisor - Liz West

    • Pin Cushion


      Cinema Release
      PIN CUSHION - 13th July
      Line Producer - Greg McManus

    • MAMMA MIA: HERE WE GO AGAIN!


      Cinema Release
      MAMMA MIA: HERE WE GO AGAIN! - 20th July
      Art Director - James Lewis

    • MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT


      Cinema Release
      MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT - 11th June @ 10pm on C4
      Set Director - Jille Azis
      Production Sound Mixer - Paul Munro

    • STAN LEE'S LUCKY MAN 3


      TX Dates
      STAN LEE'S LUCKY MAN 3 - 20th July @ 9pm on Sky 1
      Costume Designer - Rebecca Duncan

    • Jurassic World


      Cinema Release
      JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM - 8th June
      Set Decorator - Tina Jones

    • Innocent


      TV TX Date
      OUR GIRL - 5th June @ 9pm on BBC1
      Make-Up & Hair Designer - Sophie Slotover (Eps 7, 8)

    • Poldark


      POLDARK - 10th June @ 9pm on BBC1
      Editor - Adam Green (Eps 2, 7)

    • Poldark


      FLOWERS - 11th June @ 10pm on C4
      Make-Up & Hair Designer - Sjaan Gillings

    • A Very English Scandal


      TV TX Date
      A VERY ENGLISH SCANDAL - 20th May @ 9pm on BBC1
      Production Sound Mixer - Alistair Crocker

    • Show Dogs


      Cinema release
      SHOW DOGS - 25th May
      Line Producer – Paul Sarony

    • Innocent


      TV TX Date
      INNOCENT - 14th-17th May @ 9pm on ITV
      Director of Photography - Dirk Nel
      Production Designer - Jason Carlin

    • True Horror


      TV TX Date
      TRUE HORROR - 19th Apr - 10th May @ 10pm on C4
      Make Up and Hair Designer - Sophie Slotover (Ep 4)

    • Funny Cow


      Cinema release
      FUNNY COW - 20th April
      1st Assistant Director – Graham Drover

    • The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Society


      Cinema release
      THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL SOCIETY - 20th April
      Production Sound Mixer – Alistair Crocker

    • Ordeal by Innocence


      TV TX Date
      ORDEAL BY INNOCENCE - Easter Sunday 1st Apr @ 9pm on BBC1
      Producer - Roopesh Parekh

    • Come Home


      TV TX Dates
      COME HOME - 27th Mar, 2rd & 10th Apr @ 9pm on BBC1
      Director of Photography – Joel Devlin

    • The Good Karma Hospital


      TV TX Dates
      THE GOOD KARMA HOSPITAL - 18th March @ 9pm on ITV
      Costume Designer – Eleanor Baker

    • Walk Like A Panther


      Cinema releases
      WALK LIKE A PANTHER - 9th March
      Production Sound Mixer – Nigel Albermaniche

    • In The Long Run


      TV TX Dates
      IN THE LONG RUN - 29th Mar – 3rd May @ 10pm on Sky1
      Make Up and Hair Designer - Sjaan Gillings

    • Save Me


      TV TX Dates
      COLLATERAL - 12th Feb - 5th Mar on BBC2 @ 9pm
      Production Sound Mixer – Steve Phillips

    • Phantom Thread


      Cinema releases
      PHANTOM THREAD - 2nd Feb
      Production Sound Mixer – John Midgley

    • Endeavour


      TV TX Dates
      ENDEAVOUR - 4th Feb on ITV @ 8pm
      Production Designer – Paul Cripps

    • Save Me


      TV TX Dates
      SAVE ME - February on Sky Atlantic
      Script Supervisor – Liz West

    • Girlfriends


      TX Dates
      GIRLFRIENDS - 3 Jan-7 Feb @ 9pm on ITV
      Production Designer – John Collins

    • Slient Witness


      TX Dates
      SILENT WITNESS - 8 Jan - 6 Feb on BBC1 @ 9pm
      Costume Designer – Jacky Levy

    • Next of Kin


      TX Dates
      NEXT OF KIN - 8th Jan - 12th Feb on ITV @ 9pm
      1st Asst Director – Liam Lock (Eps 1-3)
      Editor - Josh Cunliffe (Eps 4-6)

    • The Coronation


      TX Dates
      THE CORONATION -  14th Jan 2018 @ 8pm on BBC1
      Royal Historian & Coronation Expert Alastair Bruce

    • Maigret in Montmartre


      TX Dates
      MAIGRET IN MONTMARTRE - 24th Dec @ 8.30 on ITV
      Director of Photography – Dirk Nel
      Production Designer – Dominic Hyman
      Make-Up & Hair Designer – Sjaan Gillings

    • The Crown


      TX Dates
      THE CROWN on Netflix - 8th Dec 2017 onNetflix 
      Protocol Advisor –Major David Rankin-Hunt
      Hair Stylist (Hungary: Eps 1, 2, 5, 8, 9) – Sjaan Gillings

    • The Tunnel: Vengeance


      TX Dates
      THE TUNNEL: VENGEANCE - 14th Dec 2017 @ 9pm on Sky Atlantic
      Costume Designer - Charlotte Morris

    • Howards End


      TX Dates
      HOWARDS END - 12th Nov - 3rd Dec 2017 @ 9pm on BBC1
      Make Up & Hair Designer - Catherine Scoble

    • The Frankenstein Chronicles


      TX Dates
      THE FRANKENSTEIN CHRONICLES - 1st Nov – 6th Dec 2017 @ 10pm on ITV Encore
      Director of Photography - Joel Devlin

    • Murder on the Orient Expres


      Cinema Release
      MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS - 3rd Nov 2017 
      Production Sound Mixer (2nd Unit) – Paul Munro

    • Paddington 2


      Cinema Release
      PADDINGTON 2 - 10th Nov 2017 
      Production Sound Mixer (Additional Photography) – John Midgley

    • Film Stars don't Die in Liverpool


      Cinema Release
      FILM STARS DON'T DIE IN LIVERPOOL - 17th Nov 2017 
      Production Sound Mixer – John Midgley

    • Peaky Blinders


      TX Dates
      PEAKY BLINDERS - 15th Nov – 20th Dec 2017 @ 9pm on BBC Two
      Costume Designer - Alison McCosh

    • Love, Lies and Records


      TX Dates
      LOVE, LIES AND RECORDS - 16th Nov – 21st Dec 2017 @ 9pm on BBC One
      Production Designer - John Collins
      1st Assistant Director (Eps 1, 2, 5, 6) - Graham Drover

    • Strike Back


      TX Dates
      STRIKE BACK - 31st Oct – 2nd Dec 2017 @ 9pm on Sky1
      Film Editor (Eps 3, 4) - Adam Green

    • The Frankenstein Chronicles


      TX Dates
      THE FRANKENSTEIN CHRONICLES - 1st Nov – 6th Dec 2017 @ 10pm on ITV Encore
      Director of Photography - Joel Devlin

    • Blade Runner 2049


      Cinema Release
      BLADE RUNNER 2049 - 6th Oct 2017 
      VFX Production Supervisor – Marcia Gay

    • The Ritual


      Cinema Release
      THE RITUAL - 13th Oct 2017 
      1st Assistant Director – Liam Lock

    • The Lodge


      TX Dates
      THE LODGE - 8th Sept 2017 @ 5.30pm on Disney Channel 
      Editor – Emma Collins

    • Rellik


      TX Dates
      RELLIK - 11th Sept – 16 Oct 2017 @ 9pm on BBC  
      Script Supervisor – Maria-Laura Hanson

    • Rellik


      TX Dates
      OUR GIRL - 10th Oct 2017 @ 9pm on BBC  
      1st Assistant Director – Sarah Davies

    • Moon Dogs


      Cinema Release
      MOON DOGS - 1st September 2017 
      Production Designer – Jason Carlin
      1st Assistant Director – Graham Drover

    • Stratton


      Cinema Release
      STRATTON - 1st September 2017 
      Make-Up & Hair Designer – Catherine Scoble

    • Victoria


      TX Dates
      VICTORIA - 27th Aug – 15th Oct 2017 @ 9pm on ITV 
      Historical Advisor – Alastair Bruce
      Editor (Eps 3, 4) – Josh Cunliffe

    • Moon Dogs


      TX Dates
      BANG - 10 Sept - 15 Oct 2017 @ 9pm on S4C 
      Production Designer – Jason Carlin

    • Tin Star


      TX Dates
      TIN STAR- 7th Sept – 9th Nov 2017 @ 9pm on Sky Atlantic
      Costume Designer (Eps 7-10) - Charlotte Morris

    • The Brave


      TX Dates
      THE BRAVE - 25th Sept – 30th Oct 2017 on NBC
      Script Supervisor - Connie Fyans

    • PHILIP K. DICK'S ELECTRIC DREAMS


      TX Dates
      PHILIP K. DICK'S ELECTRIC DREAMS - 17th Sept - 19th Nov 2017 weekly @ 9pm on Channel 4
      Series Line Producer - Julia Valentine
      Production Sound Mixer - Paul Munro



Latest news



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……


Including:
THE LONG SONG (Roopesh Parekh, Jody Williams, Maria-Laura Hanson)
BODYGUARD (Tina Pawlik, My Alehammar)
THE ABC MURDERS (Joel Devlin, Sarah Davies)
BLACK EARTH RISING (Dirk Nel)
THE CRY (Alison McCosh)
GENTLEMAN JACK (David Rees)
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
"Poldark"
Producer - Roopesh Parekh

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

Best Miniseries
"Guerrilla"
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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