Morgan Spurlock

57th BFI London Film Festival

57th BFI London Film Festival The programme for the 57th BFI London Festival launched today with exciting news of the films screening this year and those that are running in competition. With a number of films featuring which are fresh from both the Toronto and Venice festivals, having already wowed audiences and gained glowing reviews. This years event is already looking like it's going to be a great feast of viewing splendor.

Having created the title sequence for one of those films 'Half of a Yellow Sun', we are delighted to see Biyi Bandele's new film screen back here in London as part of the BFI's Strands and Pathways 'Dare' category. And my dear friend Stephen Frears' film 'Philomena' starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan screen as part of the Sponsored Galas. The festival programme is again organised into focused categories that are formed around the themes of Love, Debate, Dare, Laugh, Thrill, Cult, Journey, Sonic and Family. An approach designed to help festival goers to find the films they want to see and also expose to new audiences.

Half of a Yellow Sun and Philomena

The festival will screen a whopping total of 234 features, combined of both fiction and documentary films. Which include 22 World Premiere's, 16 International Premiere's and 29 European premiere's. London's film festival has never had it so good... with Director Paul Greengrass' new film 'Captain Phillips' starring Tom Hanks opening the festival, and who commented at the official launch saying "The British film industry has never been better, with the best filmmaking talent in the world now regularly coming to London to make movies".

He's right too... now is a great time for movie making, not just for the British film industry, but filmmakers all around the world. And the timing for the BFI's annual event couldn't be any better.

Paul Greengrass Captain Phillips Tom Hanks

Venues across the capital, from the West End Cinemas to the central London venues, including the Odeon West End, Vue West End, Odeon Leicester Square; which recently we attended for the World Premiere of Morgan Spurlock's One Direction film 'This Is Us', Curzon Mayfair, Ciné Lumière and this years new addition the Cineworld Haymarket, will be screening all of the films during the 12 day event. And we can't wait for it to get going.

In addition to all the film screenings. Special Events, Screen Talks and Master Classes will take place during the festival. With attendances to Gala Screenings by key talent such as: Paul Greengrass, Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Faysal Ahmed, Barry Ackroyd, John Lee Hancock, Emma Thompson, Alison Owen, Stephen Frears, Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, Steve McQueen, Chiwetol Ejiofor, Alfonso Cuaron, David Heyman, Sandra Bullock, Joel & Ethan Coen, Carey Mulligan, Oscar Isaac, Ralph Fiennes, Abdellatif Kechiche, Lea Seydoux, Adele Excharchopoulos, Alain Guiraudie, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Alexander Payne, Lukas Moodysson.

The final show will be the European Premiere of Disney's Saving Mr. Banks, which will close the festival continuing the initiative from last year with the Closing Night Red Carpet event and screening being screened simultaneously to cinemas across the UK.

Saving Mr Banks

Hope you can all make it, and we look forward very much to seeing you there.

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One Direction: This Is Us premieres 20th August

One Direction: This Is Us Movie With the UK premiere for this summer's hottest feast for One Direction fans only days away. Work for us to complete the main and end title sequences for 'This Is Us' was only finished but a few days ago!

Director Morgan Spurlock is now hot-footing around the globe for special screenings and interviews as part of the films promotion, as thousands of adoring fans eagerly prepare to start queuing up for the UK's premiere at London's Leicester Square on the 20th August. An event which is already looking like it's going to be the biggest thing, since the 1964 Beatles film 'A Hard Days Night' hit cinemas during the height of Beatlemania.

Dean and I spent quite a few of our own 'hard days nights' working with specialist 3D VFX teams at MPC (Moving Picture Company) both in New York and in London, building the complexed 3D animated titles which we designed to sit integrally within the opening scenes of the film. It was essential to work closely with Morgan to get the look and feel absolutely spot on, so that not only did the 3D pop for the audience - but so that the titles themselves lived naturally in the space to realize our vision and capture all that Morgan wanted for the film. We are really pleased with the results and sure the audience will get a real visual delight - especially with the main title kicking-off the start of the film - and the end roller which will keep bums seated to the very end.

One Direction: This Is Us Movie

The access-all-areas film in amazing 3D with never-seen-before footage of the boys, releases nationwide on the 30th August - shortly after its New York premiere on the 26th August.

We are excited to have been a part of the production and to have worked with such great people to make what we believe, is going to be a great 92 minutes for idolizing One Directions fans around the world. We very much look forward to also being able to share our titles sequence for the film here at Richard Morrison in the very near future, so keep coming back to see.

Big thanks to all those involved in working with us to create the titles. With special thanks to Post Production Supervisor Mark Harris. Our VFX Supervisor Alexis Haggar and Producer Dan Marbrook for all their support and knowledge. And finally to Morgan for believing in our concepts and being 100% behind us all the way.

If you can't wait for the film, here's a helpful link to keep you going in the meantime and the official trailer for you to see. Enjoy.

Official Website: http://www.1dthisisus-movie.com/site/

http://youtu.be/PS3EUi_9X5c

To see our previous One Direction: This Is Us blog visit: http://richardmorrison.wordpress.com/2013/05/31/one-direction-this-is-us/

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One Direction: This is Us

One Direction: This Is Us We are hugely excited to be able to announce we have been awarded the title sequence for this years summer all-access pass 3D film sensation 'One Direction: This is Us'.

Work begins immediately having now met on several occasions with the films director Morgan Spurlock ('Super Size Me') and post production supervisor Mark Harris.

We suspect most of you already know, One Direction are the latest English-Irish pop boy band phenomena consisting of members Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and of-course Harry Styles. Having finished third in the seventh series of British television show 'The X Factor' in 2010 and then being signed to Simon Cowell's record label Syco Records. One Direction have gone on to success after success, selling more than 14 million singles and 8 million albums around the world. Winning two Brit Awards and three MTV Video Music Awards and proclaimed 2012's "Top New Artist" by Billboard.

One Direction: This Is Us

This year fans will be able to see the group live on-stage and behind the scenes, as the camera follows the boys whilst on tour and with their families. Produced by Morgan with Adam Milano, Ben Winston of Warrior Poets and Simon Cowell, the film is being released in August by Tristar Pictures, and promises 'More shirtless moments than you can imagine'.

One Direction: This Is Us

We look forward to sharing more news on the development of this as we progress. Here for you is the official trailer:

http://youtu.be/PS3EUi_9X5c

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