Painter Profiles – Keith Grant, Tim Vyner & John Weallans

Painter Profiles is a documentary series examining English artists. The original short films will take the viewer into the painters practice, capturing them at work and trying to understand how they see the world. Over the last few months we have worked on these 3 films with Director Orlando Gili.

Keith Grant is a landscape painter who has traveled extensively, and has confronted the elements in order to produce extraordinary, resonant images of nature, especially in the north. In recent years he has preferred to recollect his experiences in the tranquility of his studio in Norway. This film captures Keith as he explores his surroundings in southern Norway with his sketchpad, before taking them back to his studio to create a large scale painting.

Painter Profiles – Keith Grant from Orlando Gili on Vimeo.

Tim Vyner is a reportage artist who works on location with a pen, a sketchbook and a camera. His images capture the decisive moment in wide angled scenes, typically involving a throng of people at sporting events, whether on the street or in a stadium. In this documentary Tim is filmed whilst working on location, and at the studio, in his home town of Bath.

Painter Profiles – Tim Vyner from Orlando Gili on Vimeo.

Jon Wealleans is a figurative painter who originally trained as an architect where he understood the arts of perspective and the study of shadows. Wealleans relished the computer free environment of the time, and today continues to work in a world without technological clutter, but in a house surrounded with a jamboree of carefully curated possessions. His work fuses bright primary colours with high brow and low brow objects, in natural still life scenes found in his 17th century London town house.

Painter Profiles – Jon Wealleans from Orlando Gili on Vimeo.

Music Video – My Belle by Swing Ninjas

We did the Post Production of a new Music Video for Swing Ninja’s track My Belle. Filmed by one of our colleagues Orlando Gili and his crew in December 2015

Swing Ninjas are a 9 piece band – evolving from a paired-down 3 piece busking band, via 2 self-released cover version CD’s (selling literally thousands of albums on the streets), to their current fully-formed incarnation as a New Orleans style big-band signed to independent label Freshly Squeezed Music.

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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Oliver and the Seawigs – Animated Book Trailer and Meet the Creators Featurette

Animated Trailer we created for Oliver and the Seawigs by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre. Published Sept 2013 by OUP.

“Get ready for Oliver and the Seawigs, an unforgettable, hilarious, gorgeously illustrated children’s adventure story from two of the most inspirational talents in children’s books, Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre. 

Along with his new friends—a grumpy old albatross, a short-sighted mermaid, and a friendly island called Cliff, Oliver goes off in search of his missing parents. But before he can put his rescue plan into action there’s the evil Stacey de Lacey and an army of pesky sea monkeys to contend with… “

Follow Sarah McIntyre @jabberworks and Philip Reeve @philipreeve1

Oliver and the Seawigs – Trailer from MB Films on Vimeo.

Oliver and the Seawigs – Meet the creators from MB Films on Vimeo.

NDCS – Stolen Futures

Winter 2012/13 – We worked with the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) to produce their online viral campaign called ‘Stolen Futures’. Featuring Downton Abbey’s Jim Carter, Musician Evelyn Glennie, Pram Face star Scarlett Johnson and London 2012 Paralympian Ben Rushgrove.

The futures of thousands of deaf children are being put at risk by cuts to their essential services including educational support in the classroom, help from Teachers of the Deaf and Teaching Assistants, speech and language therapy, specialist equipment and audiology care. 100K signatures are urgently needed to secure a debate in parliament. It takes two minutes to sign the petition and could make a huge difference to the lives of deaf children across the country.

Sign the Stolen Futures petition today to protect the futures of thousands of deaf children. ow.ly/hiqma

Stolen Futures – National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) from MB Films on Vimeo.

Emerald Star – TV Advert

We were commissioned to produce a TV advert for a new book by Jacqueline Wilson for Random House Children’s Publishers.

The advert was shot on Canon 5D Mk3 and editing in FCP with the animation created in After Effects. The advert will be broadcast over 1000 times throughout Nov/Dec 2012 on ITV2, Nickelodeon, GirlPop and Boomerang.

Emerald Star from MB Films on Vimeo.