Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight

Elsa and Fred

La Dolce Vita scene for Elsa and Fred We are delighted to announce we have been awarded the title sequence for 'Elsa and Fred' directed by Michael Radford's ('Flawless', 'The Merchant of Venice').

A remake from the original Spanish-Argentine film co-production ('Elsa y Fred') directed by Marcos Carnevale and starring Manuel Alexandre, China Zorrilla and Federico Luppi.

'Elsa and Fred' is the story of two people who at the end of the road, discover that it's never too late to love and make dreams come true. Fred moves into an apartment after losing his wife where he meets Elsa, who bursts into his life like a whirlwind. Surrendering to Elsa's will to live life to the full, Fred learns how to live again. When he then finds out about Elsa's terminal illness, he decides to take her to Rome to fulfill Elsa's lifelong wish of reenacting Fellini's famous scene in 'La Dolce Vita' at the Fontana di Trevi.

Work for us on the title sequence is already underway, and we are working closely with Michael and editor Peter Boyle ('The Hours', 'The Thing' 2011) to set the tone of the film.

Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer, filming Elsa & Fred

Starring Shirley MacLaine ('Terms of Endearment'), Scott Bakula ('Behind the Candelabra'), Jared Gilman ('Two-Bit Waltz') and Marcia Gay Harden ('You're Not You'), the film also stars Christopher Plummer ('The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo') who recently finished HBO's latest production 'Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight' for Stephen Frears, which we also created the title sequence for.

We look forward to working with the team on this film and sharing news with you all as we progress.

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The 66th Festival de Cannes

Festival of Cannes Logo Cannes has come around again and this Wednesday (15th) sees the 66th festival kick-off with 'The Great Gatsby' officially opening the annual event.

Regarded as the leading festival in the cinema industry's calender,  Baz Luhrman's 1920s 3D extravaganza starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan, will be the glamorous focus of the most high-profile function of the fortnight.

The Great Gatsby Poster

This years festival will see 'The Selfish Giant', the second film from British director Clio Barnard, who made 'The Arbor', playing in the Directors' Fortnight. With 'For Those In Peril', the debut film from the Scottish film-maker Paul Wright screening as part of Critics' Week. We also look forward to seeing Stephen Frears's film, 'Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight' which we created the title sequences for, screening out of the main competition.

Festival organisers also announced that the latest film 'Only Lovers Left Alive' by Jim Jarmusch, who made is name in 1984 with 'Stranger Than Paradise', will be running for the Palme D'Or, the first time since his 2005 entry, 'Broken Flowers'.

An absolute delight too to see Saul Bass's 1958 title sequence for Alfred Hitchcock's 'Vertigo', being screened as the film plays in Cannes Classics.

Vertigo

Here's the list of the films In Competition this year:

'The Great Gatsby' - Baz Luhrmann 'Un Château En Italie' (A Castle in Italy) - Valeria Bruni Tedeschi 'Inside Llewyn Davis' - Ethan and Joel Coen 'Michael Kohlhaas' - Arnaud des Pallières 'Jimmy P.' (Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian) - Arnaud Desplechin 'Heli' - Amat Escalante 'Le Passé' (The Past) - Asghar Farhadi 'The Immigrant' - James Gray 'Grigris' - Mahamat-Saleh Haroun 'Only Lovers Left Alive' - Jim Jarmusch 'Tian Zhu Ding' (A Touch of Sin) - Jia Zhangke 'Soshite Chichi In Naru' (Like Father, Like Son) - Kore-eda Hirokazu 'La Vie D'Adele - Chapitre 1 & 2' (Blue is the Warmest Color) - Abdellatif Kechiche 'Wara No Tate' (Shield of Straw) - Takashi Mike 'Jeune & Jolie' (Young & Beautiful) - Françoise Ozon 'Nebraska' - Alexander Payne 'La Vénus À La Fourrure' (Venus in Fur) - Roman Polanski 'Behind The Candelabra' - Steven Soderbergh 'La Grande Bellezza' (The Great Beauty) - Paolo Sorrentino 'Borgman' - Alex Van Warmerdam 'Only God Forgives' - Nicolas Winding Refn

Post-Olympic Production News

With the Olympics having come to a close. We have managed to pick up a few medals, already winning a gold for 'Riot of Redchurch Street'. The main title sequence for Trevor Miller and Sean McLusky's new film has now been completed. Dean and I are sprinting to the finishing line for the main title sequence for 'The Numbers Station'. There have been a few hurdles to get over first, but we are on target and looking for a great result.

The Numbers Station and Riot of Redchurch Street

'Theatre of Dreams' has already kicked-off another tournament for us. Our first stage designs have been approved and second stage development is now underway. The team is very happy.

The main title sequence for 'Zaytoun' has also been approved by director Eran Riklis. We now head-off to Paris in the next few days to start the on-line at BUF.

Concept development for Stephen Frears's new film 'Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight' for HBO, now goes into the ring ready to come out fighting.

theatre of dreams, zaytoun, muhammad ali's greatest fight

And finally, we also have some extra exciting results, which we will look forward to sharing with you in the next few days.

 

Best Wishes to Danny Boyle

Our best wishes go out to Danny Boyle, Film Director and 'Ringmaster' for tonight's 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony. With the start of the games now upon us. Team RM have entered the Pentathlon of title sequences, having just completed out latest marathon Frankenweenie.

Zaytoun, The Numbers Station, Theatre of Dreams, Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight, Riot on Redchurch Street

Our next events up are:

Theatre of Dreams Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight The Numbers Station Riot on Redchurch Street Zaytoun

We also meet with organisers next week, to discuss entering into more events before the games finish.

Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight

Champion. We are knocked out to be able to announce, that Dean and I have been given a unanimous decision to start working on the title sequence for Stephen Frears's new film 'Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight'. Following a screening at Wired in the old Channel 4 building in Soho yesterday, to which I attended with Editor Mick Audsley and Stephen to discuss. The bell has dinged for us to come out fighting straight away.

Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight

Produced by HBO Films and Rainmark Films, the film tells the story of Ali's biggest match, his fight with the US government for refusing to fight in the Vietnam War.

Starring Benjamin Walker, Christopher Plummer, Frank Langella and Danny Glover. 'Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight' follows the politics and hubris surrounding the war and the revenge exacted on America's greatest sportsman of the 20th century for his decision.

We look forward to being able to share our progress with you as we proceed.