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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: http://wp.me/pIDnQ-ti

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: http://wp.me/pIDnQ-x1

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: http://wp.me/pIDnQ-x1

Calvary

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: http://wp.me/pIDnQ-D6

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!

Half of a Yellow Sun Premiere's at TIFF

Half of a Yellow Sun at TIFF 2013

Yesterday saw the long awaited World Premiere of Biyi Bandele's 'Half of a Yellow Sun' at the Toronto International Film Festival. The first of 3 screenings took place at the Winter Garden Theatre and was well attended by both stars and crew for one of the most anticipated films of this year.

It was the first time ever for a Nigerian film to get a red-carpet screening at such a major event. British-born Nigerian actor Chiwetel Ejiofor (Inside Man, American Gangster) and Thandie Newton (Crash, The Pursuit of Happiness) lead the way down the carpet, along with other cast members Anika Noni Rose (Dreamgirls), John Boyega (Attack the Block) as well as Genevieve Nnaji and Onyeka Onwenu.

Based on the award winning novel by Nigerian author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the film produced by Andrea Calderwood at Slate FIlms (Generation Kill, The Last King of Scotland) is screening again at Scotiabank 4 today and on Saturday.

We look forward to hearing some great reviews from the festival and the films world release in November.

Read our previous blog on the film and see the trailer here: http://richardmorrison.wordpress.com/2013/08/01/half-of-a-yellow-sun-official-trailer/

(Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images)

Half of a Yellow Sun Official Trailer

Half of a Yellow Sun Film Official Trailer This November sees the release of Biyi Bandele's latest film 'Half of a Yellow Sun'.

Produced by Andrea Calderwood (The Last King of Scotland) and Gail Egan (The Constant Gardener) and starring Chiwetel EjioforDominic 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.

We're sure our title sequence will get you in a spin... but for now, here's the official trailer released by tiff (Toronto International Film Festival):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wF4wU6HuUk

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.