Toronto International Film Festival

Shareman Identity for Half of a Yellow Sun

Ahead of next weeks BFI London Film Festival (9-20 October 2013) screening of Biyi Bandele's new film 'Half of a Yellow Sun'. This is the on-screen ident we developed for Shareman Media, who together with the BFI are presenting the Slate Films / Potboiler feature in association with Ealing Metro International, Kachifo Limited and Lipsync Productions.

Fresh back with great reviews from TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival - The ident presents before the film for which we also created the title sequences.

The film is out on main release later this year.

We hope you enjoy...

http://youtu.be/tuqs5nuelcY

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

My Higher Learning Master Class at TIFF

TIFF Higher Learning Back in November last year, I was invited to join a select group of previous guests including Tim Burton, David Cronenberg and Douglas Trumbull, to give a Master Class in Toronto to an audience of university and college students and faculty at TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) Bell Lightbox, as part of their Higher Learning event.

Tim Burton David Cronenberg Douglas Trumbull

TIFF (Toronto's equivalent to the BFI - British Film Institute) is a charitable cultural organization with a mission to transform the way people see the world through film. Higher Learning is their free ongoing programme that provides Canadian students and faculty a forum in which to examine film, television, video, new media and gaming from a wide range of cultural, social, historical, political and technological approaches and disciplines.

Rae Ann Fera

As part of TIFF's launch of their Higher Learning website, my Master Class has been featured and we are really pleased to be able to share with you via this link: http://tiff.net/higherlearning/events/morrison.

Here is the video from the event for you all to see and enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYmyGnqfJYU&feature=youtu.be