Welcome to the Punch
“Great credits incapsulate the magic of movies. The Morrison Studio instils them with that very sense of spectacle. True masters of their profession”. Director Eran Creevy.
A stylish and intriguing opening with a sense of threat was needed to lead the audience into a world where all is not as it seems. An abstract sequence was devised inspired by upright strip lights which later appear on the walls of a night-time London city office.
Believe it or not stickle bricks proved to be the solution. How they fall apart in three dimensions gave the visual clue and solution. Having photographed a sequence of fallen stickle-bricks it became possible to brief the animators about what was wanted.
With the animated bars floating in space they could be anything the audience imagines: bars to a cage, an ominous presence, with the main title discovered in the light source before coming together to re-configure in the office wall behind a blinking keypad.
Produced by Rory Aitken and Ben Pugh, along with Brian Kavanaugh-Jones. Eran Creevy's Welcome to the Punch starring the talented James McAvoy (X-Men: First Class) and Mark Strong (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), tells the story of ex-criminal Jacob Sternwood (Strong) who is forced to return to London when his son is involved in a heist gone wrong. Giving his nemesis, detective Max Lewinsky (McAvoy), one last chance to catch the man he's always been after.
Mar 27, 2013 (USA)