John Roberts

Day of the Flowers Title Sequence

With great excitement, here is our main title sequence we created for producer and dear friend Jonathan Rae's new film Day of the Flowers.

A great film to work on, our design came from influences of cuban style decorating of the time as a backdrop. Combined together with super 8 filming and the use of Cuban graphic poster art typography. Mixing the history footage with the live action entry shots of the film worked very well to set the tone. To book-end the style, we incorporating the design into the end roller.

Now out on DVD and online to rent, the film tells the story of two Scottish sisters, one a left-wing activist, the other a popular party girl who travel to Cuba to scatter their late father's ashes. In losing and trying to reclaim their father's ashes, the bickering sisters set off on a journey that them takes them through romance, danger, and the discovery of old family secrets.

Directed by John Roberts (War of the Buttons), the film stars Eva Birthistle (Noble and Waking the Dead), Charity Wakefield (The Raven and Serena) and Carlos Acosta (New York, I Love You).

We hope you enjoy.

Our latest work - OUT ON DVD this summer

The Morrison Studio DVD Releases What a bumper month for us, as 4 of OUR LATEST TITLES GO OUT ON DVD within days of each other!

With the World Cup having come to a close this weekend. We expect many of you will fancy a night in without football, to watch one of the many great films being released on DVD this summer.

Fantastically for us at The Morrison Studio. 4 films we have created the title sequences for go out on UK release in the next few weeks, starting with John Roberts' Day of the Flowers releasing on the 21st July, followed by Pascal Chaumeil's A Long Way Down going out on the 28th July, finally with both John Michael McDonagh's Calvary and Biyi Bandele's Half of a Yellow Sun being released on the 4th August.

It's a great choice of entertainment for you too! With a mix of genre's to make you laugh or cry, smile or simply stare at the screen...

DAY OF THE FLOWERS Two Scottish sisters, one a left-wing activist, the other a popular party girl, travel to Cuba to scatter their late father's ashes. In losing and trying to reclaim their father's ashes, the bickering sisters set off on a journey that them takes them through romance, danger, and the discovery of old family secrets.

Stars: Eva Birthistle, Charity Wakefield and Carlos Acosta Runtime: 99 mins Previous Blog:

Day of the Flowers

A LONG WAY DOWN After he is threatened during a confession, a good-natured priest must battle the dark forces closing in around him.

Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Toni Colette, Imogen Poots and Aaron Paul Runtime: 96 mins Previous Blog:

A Long Way Down

CALVARY Four people meet on New Year's Eve and form a surrogate family to help one another weather the difficulties of their lives.

Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Chris O'Dowd, Kelly Reilly, Aidan Gillen and Dylan Moran Runtime: 100 mins Previous Blog:


HALF OF A YELLOW SUN Sisters Olanna and Kainene return home to 1960s Nigeria, where they soon diverge on different paths. As civil war breaks out, political events loom larger than their differences as they join the fight to establish an independent republic.

Stars: Thandie Newton, Chiwetel Ejifor, Anika Noni Rose and John Boyega Runtime: 111 mins Previous Blog:

Half Of A Yellow Sun

We all think here at The Morrison Studio, that you'll have fun watching these new summer releases. We hope you enjoy our work and we look forward to sharing more with you and some new exciting news in the very near future. Happy viewing!

The 34th Havana International Film Festival

Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano Flowers are now in bloom for tomorrows start of the Havana International Film Festival and we are really please to see that 'Day of the Flowers' (Día de las Flores), which we created the title sequence for is being featured with special screenings as part of the festival.

Celebrating its 34th year. The Havana Film Festival also known as the 'Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano de La Habana', is a Cuban festival focusing on the promotion of latinamerican filmmakers which takes place each year during December in the city of Havana, Cuba.

'Day of the Flowers' screens from the 9th through to the 11th of December and we would like to wish both Producer Jonathan Rae and Director John Roberts, all the very best with the film down in Havana.

Day of the Flowers official trailer

We're delighted to be able to share with you, the new trailer for John RobertsDay of the Flowers. Having completed the main title sequence some time ago, we are now awaiting some exciting news about the film from producer Jonathan Rae.

We look forward to being able to share this news and our main title sequence with you very soon. For now, please enjoy the trailer...

Day of the Flowers gets nominated

Jonathan Rae, producer of 'Day of the Flowers', has contacted us today with great breaking news. The film has just been nominated for The Michael Powell Award for Best New British Feature Film, at this years Edinburgh International Film Festival (20 June - 1 July). Named in homage to one of Britain's most original filmmakers and inaugurated in 1990, the Michael Powell Award is sponsored by the UK Film Council. Rewarding imagination and creativity in British filmmaking.

Day of the Flowers Edinburgh Film Festival

Directed by John Roberts, and starring Eva Birthistle, Carlos Acosta and Charity Wakefield, 'Day of the Flowers' tells the story of two young, strong-willed Scottish sisters, one a left-wing activist, the other a most popular-girl-in-school type, take their late father's ashes to Cuba, the site of many family legends of his service to the Revolution. Arriving in Havana, the two women promptly lose the ashes and go through a series of misadventures - both romantic and dangerous - to try to retrieve them. A colourful and wryly humourous tale of cross-cultural misunderstandings and lost illusions.

In competition for the award is: Berberian Sound Studio - Peter Strickland Flying Blind - Katarzyna Klimkiewicz Future My Love - Maja Borg The Imposter - Bart Layton Life Just Is - Alex Barrett One Mile Away - Penny Woolcock Pusher - Luis Prieto Shadow Dancer - James Marsh Small Creatures - Martin Wallace

We are really proud to have created the title sequence for the film. Congratulations go out to all those involved.

Good luck from Richard and Dean at