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Half of a Yellow Sun

Carrying on from our summer of films, the sun is shining for us as we have been awarded the title sequence for 'Half of a Yellow Sun'. We have already designed and presented the sequence, after meeting a number of times with Nigerian novelist and playwright Biyi Bandele. The film teams us up again with our dear friends, Editor Chris Gill and VFX Editor/1st Assistant Editor Ian Cunningham and is our first film for Post Production Supervisor Emma Zee ('The King's Speech' and 'RocknRolla'.

Half of a Yellow Sun

Produced by Andrea Calderwood ('The Last King of Scotland') and Gail Egan ('The Constant Gardener') and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dominic Cooper and Thandie Newton. The film adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's best seller novel, tells the story of two sisters struggling to keep their lives and loves together under the violence of 1960s Nigerian politics, while exploring the turbulence of African history with Biafra's civil war to establish an independent republic in Nigeria.

Chiwetel Ejiofor Thandie Newton Biyi Bandele

We look forward to sharing our journey with you as we progress.

Jim Clark - Dream Repairman

Message: "Richard, please could you go down to the cutting room of 'The Killing Fields' and meet Jim Clark." From David Puttnam. I don't recall clearly what our first exchange of pleasantries were - but I do have a visual memory of entering Jim's cutting room as I was announced in by Bryan, his trusted assistant. A feeling of orderly calm, with light music playing in the background with an array of trim bins holding the strips of 35mm shot footage ready for selection. Jim was sat at the 'Steinbeck' considering his latest selection.

I must have made the right impression on our first meeting, as we continued to meet after on 'The Mission, The Frog Prince, Memphis Belle, Meeting Venus and Copycat.

In Jim's book 'Dream Repairman' he cuts and splices together a rich life in the movie business - a great read and such a personal pleasure for me to have worked with on some of his greats.

"Jim Clark's book is witty, wise and wonderfully well written. Anybody remotely interested in the past fifty years of British cinema should lap it up." David Puttnam.

Jim Clark

"Jim Clark is a master at his craft and 'repaired' my film as a director in ways that were beyond my knowledge or comprehension. Read 'Dream Repair Man' and you'll understand what I mean. I will be grateful to him for life." Gene Wilder.

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