Sunday, 1 February 2015

Queen and Country [Feature Film]

An Englishman who grew up in London during World War II joins the military to fight in the Korean War. Following on from John Boorman’s Oscar nominated Hope and GloryQUEEN AND COUNTRY picks up the story nearly a decade later as Bill begins basic training in the early Fifties, during the Korean War. A superb ensemble cast limns a wonderfully funny and often moving depiction of a still-recovering postwar England.

Darkwood's Leanne Natalie Jones worked as a Production Assistant on the film, which went on to premiere at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.
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Thursday, 1 January 2015

Valentine's Kiss [TV Mini-Series]

Valentine is famous for writing parenting guide books and being the perfect mother, wife and woman. But then out of the blue her husband Nicholas announces that he wants a divorce and leaves her. VALENTINE'S KISS is a two part television Mini-Series released in 2015.

Darkwood's Leanne Natalie Jones worked as a Production Assistant during the shoot, produced by Gate Television Productions, Ltd.
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Monday, 1 December 2014

The Secret of Happiness [Short Film]

THE SECRET OF HAPPINESS is a short film created for the 100 Hour Film Race, an international filmmaking competition that is dedicated to discovering and promoting a new wave of talented storytellers.

Darkwood's Mark S. Wright directed the short for Cillo Productions.

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Exodus: Gods and Kings [Feature Film]

From acclaimed director Ridley Scott comes the epic adventure EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS, the story of one man’s daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 400,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.

As a VFX Editor, Darkwood's Mark S. Wright contributed to MPC's visual effects work on the film, which involved huge crowds, massive environments and complex FX work across 10 different scenes, including the climactic Red Sea sequence.
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Friday, 1 August 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy [Feature Film]

Marvel's GUARDIAN'S OF THE GALAXY expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits--Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon; Groot, a tree-like humanoid; the deadly and enigmatic Gamora; and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand--with the galaxy's fate in the balance.

Darkwood's Mark S. Wright worked in the Editorial team at VFX studio MPC, who were one of the lead facilities responsible for creating the BAFTA and Academy Award nominated visual effects for the film. Key sequences included the development and animation of the extra-terrestrial, sentient tree-like creature Groot, a swarm of spaceships and set extension/environment work for the planet Morag, a synthetic Xandar city, the sky-based spaceship battle and more.
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Tuesday, 1 July 2014

The Confusion of Tongues [Feature Film]

A polyphonic story following a day in the life of a group of Birmingham residents before they compete for the prize money at their local pub quiz. It’s a big day with a bigger night ahead.

THE CONFUSION OF TONGUES is the third feature film produced by The 72 Project, an initiative involving a team of filmmakers shooting, editing and screening a feature length film in 72 consecutive hours. Darkwood's Mark S. Wright worked as an Editor on the film, which premiered at the Giant Screen in Birmingham on July 20th 2014.
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Sunday, 1 September 2013

Perception [Short Film]

What if we treated every illness the way we treat mental illness? A short film that aims to shine a light on the differences between the way people react to physical ailments and invisible ones. A portrait for those who find it difficult to get others to understand, PERCEPTION aims to capture the frustrations of broken perceptions.

Created for the Raindance Collabor8te 48-Hour Film Challenge, PERCEPTION premired at the Vue Apollo in London's Piccadilly Circus as part of the 2013 Randance Film Festival.
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