Producer

UK Film Summit at BFI 2013

Screen_International_BFI_Summit I'm excited today to be at Screen International's launch of the 2013 UK Film Summit in association with the British Film Institute (BFI).

Today is a one day industry conference at BFI Southbank's NFT1, which is expecting to see more than 300 industry attendees. The Summit will primarily focus on the UK film industry and its place within the worlds market, looking at opportunities for the industry in the future.

Many experts and keynote speakers will be taking part in todays event, including British Film Commission's Iain Smith (Wanted, The Mission, The Killing Fields) and Slate Films' Andrea Calderwood (The Last King of Scotland, A Most Wanted Man) - who we had pleasure in creating the title sequence for their latest film 'Half of a Yellow Sun', which is due for release next year.

BFI_Southbank

Ben Roberts (BFI Film Fund) and DJ Films' Damian Jones (The Iron Lady, Belle) also join the impressive list of panellists, addressing the challenges in film finance; development of audiences in the UK and how distributors and exhibitors can adapt to the digital world; the UKs place in the global market, amongst many other areas to conclude on how the film world can benefit from convergence in our multi-platform world.

The day is looking to be very interesting as well as a good opportunity to discuss and share views with other film professionals.

For those that are coming, I look forward to seeing you there.

Half of a Yellow Sun Title Sequence

We are in the final composite stages with the title sequence for Biyi Bandele's new film 'Half of a Yellow Sun'. Shooting for the sequence with supremo DOP Jonathan Le Roux behind the camera, was finished over a week ago and we are now currently building with the master of VFX, Supervisor Alexis Haggar of Lexhag at The Look.

Director of Photography Jonathan Le Roux

Having previewed with Biyi and Producer Andrea Calderwood yesterday, who are excited with our progress. We are now placing the final type and logo effects within the sequence to deliver in the next few days.

In addition to the main sequence, Dean and I have designed the journey graphics within the film and animated in conjunction with Creative Director Howard Watkins at LipSync.

Half of a Yellow Sun Title Sequence Shoot

All is coming together nicely and we are excited for the final result. We hope to be able to share with you soon.