Turn Around When Possible – Short Horror Thriller released online

Turn Around When Possible from MB Films on Vimeo.

**CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE AND HORROR THEMES**
Starring Megan Prescott, Christopher Dane and Holly Hoyland.

Military sounds chatter and static. Crackling voices over the ether. On a wooded road two girls are driving, lost amongst the endless forest, the road finally runs out. Strange noises surround them, the ferns begin to move, something is closing in… They are not alone in these woods.
The most critical part of this shoot was the location. We needed somewhere with an eerie looking road which led into a forest.

The production team and myself decided to recce the Bourne woods area around Frensham Pond. This is quite a renowned spot for film making (Gladiator, Children of Men, The Mummy etc)

We were very fortunate to stumble across the perfect road, and even more fortunate to be given permission to shoot there by the lovely owners Denise & Francis – so thanks again!

We started shooting on the few remaining warm days of the year, in October. We planned for a 2 day shoot, but after the first day we quickly realised that we would end up needing quite a bit more time. The light would drop off quickly at 5.30pm. On the second day we tried to shoot the ending at 5.00pm, the ISO was up to 5000 on the c300 and we could barely see our own feet, so we had to can that idea and re -schedule.

In fact we ended up going back on 4 different occasions for additional pick ups and cutaways – this became challenging as the forest ferns started to shrink back as we moved towards the end of October.

The next problem was the creature itself. We ended up shooting this several times to get the puppet part looking right. Massive thanks are due to Megan Prescott (our lead actress & producer) who stepped in with some great ideas for makeup/effects. She took the creature home and brought him back looking like she had pulled him straight out of the black lagoon. Complete with added drool and a lamb’s tongue.
Initially we wanted to use the puppet for everything (inspired by the 80′s practical horror genre) however our creature just wasn’t lifelike enough for wider shots. This is where the guys a the Northforge effects house came in – we were very fortunate to have them on board. The CG really made the creature come to life.

We’d also like to thank Daniel Pimley for his sound mix and Tristan Noon for the excellent score.

Technical info:

Shot with: Canon C300, Canon 5D MK III (B Cam)
Lenses used: 24mm f1.4
50mm f1.4
100mm f2.8
17-55mm f2.8
70-200mm f2.8
24-105mm F4

Car rig sequence shot with Hague camera mount & 5D mk3.
Edited on Premier Pro CC
Graded sing film convert

Original Music by Tristan Noon
soundcloud.com/tristannoon
@NoonWithATune

Visual Effects by Northforge – Simon Wray & Daniel Sweeney
northforge.co.uk
@Northforge

Turn Around When Possible – Teaser Trailer

Here is the first footage from our new Horror Short Film “Turn Around When Possible” starring Megan Prescott, Christopher Dane and Holly Hoyland.

Big mention to the Tristan, Simon and Daniel who worked on this project in their own time and produced some great work.

Original Music by Tristan Noon – soundcloud.com/tristannoon  @NoonWithATune

Visual Effects by North Forge – Simon Wray & Daniel Sweeney - northforge.co.uk  @Northforge

IKEA Family Live

This promo was created for August Media / IKEA Family Live.

Homeowner Adam shows us around his one-bedroom, second-floor apartment in Copenhagen, Denmark.

You’ll also this find this film on the IKEA Family live YouTube channel youtube.com/ikeafamilylive and IKEA digital magazine ikeafamilylivemagazine.com

IKEA Family Live – Copenhagen Apartment from MB Films on Vimeo.

Clip from ‘Turn Around When Possible’

Turn Around When Possible – Clip 1 from MB Films on Vimeo.

Clip from our new short film “Turn Around When Possible” starring Megan Prescott, Christopher Dane and Holly Hoyland

Military sounds chatter and static. Crackling voices over the ether. On a wooded road two girls are driving, lost amongst the endless forest, the road finally runs out. Strange noises surround them, the ferns begin to move, something is closing in… They are not alone in these woods.

 

Messenger of Fear – Book trailer shoot

Last weekend we spent 2 days working with richierichproductions.com filming a new book trailer for Michael Grant’s Messenger of Fear for Egmont UK.

Filming took place in various locations in Blackheath (SE London) with a fantastic cast and production team. Big shout out and thanks to St Matthews Academy for all their help and hard work.

Below is a behind the scenes still and the US book cover (UK version to revealed in June).

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