Directing an upcoming cinematic short film about the Voyager missions from the 1970s and 1980s. Working on music & post production & visual effects (ongoing!)
Ambitious project, long time in production, more to follow.
Hello. A short film I was involved in (VFX Supervisor) has been BAFTA long listed. My role included the realization of an invisible character who interacts with her environment, portrayed by Dame Harriet Walsh. Other tasks included set extension, matte work and cleanup.
“Long-listed for a BAFTA in 2016, The Listener is a dystopian sci-fi starring Amit Shah (Black Mirror, The Hundred Foot Journey) and Dame Harriet Walter (Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, Babel).”
Find out more at: The Listener Website
Directed by Michael Gilhooly. David Wright was Director of Photography. More cast/crew information available on the film’s website.
Mini update on my work for the sake of it,
I’m still working hard on The Grand Tour short film. It’s a shame that the new Amazon Top Gear show will have the same name as my short film but I’m already committed to the name as its mentioned within the film itself.
After a few detours, I / we’re back on track with this one. We’ll be shooting some more material and working with a 3D expert & painter to round up new visuals. After that, I’ll be hunting down a new composer to bring it through to completion.
I recently brought the latest cut of the film to two people further along in the industry than me and recieved invaluable feedback. “Kill your babies” they say with regards to cutting content…
You can find me on twitter for updates although I am usually working and not on social media. I was prompted to post this update because I recognize that a long time without blogging diminishes website ranking.
I’ve also been working for Brad Watson on Hallows Eve and Abi Jarvis on Unreality as VFX Supervisor. Possibly my final two projects in the capacity.
UPDATE: Fantastic poster for Hallows Eve by Brad Watson!
A short film made as a learning and fun experience. The film stars Alan Wallace & Parry Glasspool among others credited. Budget was £4,500, self funded (never again!). Shot on a Cannon T2I for the “digital” GoPro look, re: first person experience.
Stephen van Vurren, Director of the upcoming IMAX experience “In Saturn’s Rings” commented that the film was a “fun” short, which is great.
The final shot includes an Apollo era lander. The inclusion of a real element is intended to ground the shot and give it real texture. The frost detail was created by shining a torch thru a washing machine, filmed with the same camera and lens as the rest of the footage for consistency.
Work has concluded on the feature film Scopia, directed by Christopher Butler and produced by Steven Flynn.
My role in the film’s production was as freelance VFX artist. I worked alongside a VFX house in Chicago on cosmetic touch ups, the addition of nudity, logo removal, SFX etc.
You may recognize the lead actress, Joanna, as the face of the recent Cadbury’s promotional campaign. I was surprised to discover that Scopia has almost nothing to do with Cadbury’s. Instead, it is a violent psychological horror film.
The film won Best Cinematography and was nominated for Best Film and Best Director at the British Film Festival. The lead actress Joanna Ignaczewska was nominated also for best Actress, but I am unsure of her fate. I feel the film deserves the accolades it has received. Thanks to Steven and Christopher for bringing me on board.
I also got to attend a screening at Leister Square for the film as part of the BFI Horror event, as this stock image proves. You can find out more about Scopia at it’s website.
I got to attend The Listener movie showing for cast and crew, which the producers did an amazing job of. Director Michael Gilhooly, production company GoodShout.
My role was VFX Supervisor, I was lucky enough to work with talented DOP David Wright.
This is DOP David’s Wright’s new reel, which includes some of my VFX work at around 00:47 (match move comp on wall, sky replacement etc). Alexa footage.
The film The Cross by Director Siobhan Schwartzberg was screened near Russel Square. The film was produced by Emily Munster, the DOP was Ewan Mulligan. The film is a restrained romantic period film about two people forbidden from making a connection who then freeze to death.
The film’s look and pace is kept under tight control, like the characters. I will post information on the film once it is available more widely, for the time being, parts of the film can be seen in Siobhan’s reel at her website.
My VFX role included; weather work, match-moved projection mapping, matte painting. Breakdowns soon.
Here is the poster.
Then, here is an in depth article about the film, written during production. There are excellent photographs and an interview which you can check out on their site.
Thank you to Siobhan and Emily for the opportunity to work on both this, and Venus & Mars.
I have a new film coming in December. Here are two pictures from it.
I have set myself the goal of making a space film with absolutely no detectable VFX.
The film is like Interstellar but a different story, characters, budget, production design and music. Instead of Anne Hatheaway, I managed to secure my second choice for the lead astronaut – an actor from Hollyoaks who I will name when the film is out. The woman who introduces Top Gear on BBC2 does the count down for the rocket launch.
The film The Listener is almost done. Below, you can catch the film’s official trailer. The film was directed by Michael Gilhooly. My role was VFX Supervision on set thru VFX work in post.
“In a society where every word that’s spoken is subject to surveillance, Jeremy is one of the best Listeners in the business, even if his dedication to his work leads him to a life of solitude. But just as he’s earmarked for promotion, a beguiling and mysterious woman joins his team, and he’ll have to choose between his loyalty to the Directorate, and the possibility of forging a connection with someone.”
Also, while I’m blogging about my work with Good Shout (production team), I also did VFX on this short film (I worked up the shot where the baby shoots the woman). You can check it out below. In the words of someone else “The Hounds of Babylon was not only Judges’ Pick in Rode’s international short film competition but also landed a top 10 spot in two of the categories! A great result considering there were 1200 entries!”.