It’s been a gorgeous week of sunshine, and we’re all looking forward to the bank holiday weekend! Before we get down to some serious sunbathing, there’s just enough time to read our weekly round up blog. This week as ever we’ve been busy with a whole host of projects – read on to find out just what we’ve been up to!

London

This week Chris has been filming for a new client of ours, Taxi for Email. The film is an introduction to their web based email design product, and includes a large proportion of customer testimonials on the benefits of using the service to email workflow and improved customer engagement. Product filming took place at the Taxi offices based in our very own Pill Box!

Then it was on to Hachette UK, who are the parent group to some of the worlds best known book publishers. Their offices were beautiful with a stunning roof terrace over the Thames.

Our final shoot was with Education First in Chelsea, again with an office to die for (we have total office envy this week)!

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We gathered some fantastic testimonials for the product and the team at Taxi, (Nik, Deborah and Elliot) made our lives nice and easy getting everything in place for us to concentrate on the shoot.

We’ve also secured another new client on the back of the success of our Overmantels brand film (not even made public yet – coming very soon)! Chesney’s in Battersea are are luxury fireplace and stove manufacturer, collaborating with some of the best known designers in the world to create the leading design-led collection in the country. We’re creating a series of films for them that will showcase the different aspects of their business, the showrooms, and the history, craft and design of their products. Filming will include a trip to Portugal to see the stone cut and crafted for their fireplaces. We’ll be filming the first section in the next 2 weeks for a tight turn around ready for London Design week – we’ll keep you posted!

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Meanwhile, Blueprint Film Academy had a great time on Wednesday night screening the films we made with residents of Woodberry Down estate! The project was funded by Genesis, who also sent a representative along to see the movies. It was a fantastic event, and felt very special watching the films on a high quality cinema screen at the BFI.

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Lincoln

Exciting news in Lincoln this week, as BBC Radio Lincolnshire came along to our Flix screening in Corringham! They interviewed Mikaela and David for a special piece on Flix that should air next week.  Tune in to the channel to hear us talk about the project! Mikaela also sent out our curated list of upcoming films for Flix In The Stix December – February season! We’ve got some Christmas classics including It’s a Wonderful Life on the list, and for the New Year, some great independant titles like Captain Fantastic and Sunset Song. Can’t wait to see what the village hall committees vote for!

In other projects, Mikaela had an exciting meeting at the Waterside shopping centre in Lincoln to secure a partnership for our upcoming Japan Festival. The team are letting us set up shop in the bustling centre to promote the festival, and (hopefully) even run some workshops!

Meanwhile, Darren’s been busy working on a promenade theatre piece in the centre of Lincoln. It’s “a magical exploration with weird characters and creatures” – we in London can’t wait to hear how it went!

What We’ve Watched

Pathfinder (David)
David checks out a long forgotten Norwegian period action thriller as part of his Gates of Video Hell series, which digs out rare VHS tapes that have never been given the DVD/Blu-Ray/digital re-release treatment. Read his review here.

The Closer We Get (David)
This is a quietly powerful autobiographical documentary about the director’s troubled family and how they have been brought together following her mother’s debilitating stroke. Review.

La Haine (Mikaela)
This was the role Vincent Cassel was made for, he just does annoying, obnoxious and troubled very well. The visuals were spot on – thoughtful, creative and interesting and it was a disturbingly relevant and intelligent portrait or class/race relations given that was made 21 years ago.

We’ve also got a competition over at Blueprint: Review to win one of two copies of The Closer We Get on DVD! Why not enter?

 

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