Friday, 1 July 2011

Shakespeare's Tetralogy



In the summer of 2011, the Darkwood team split off into various regions of the country to work on genre-bending feature film adaptations of William Shakespeare's major history plays. Watch the trailers for each above.

RICHARD II: Routed deep beneath an ancient English landscape, this spectacular and surreal animated fantasy, breathes vivid new life into Shakespeare’s classic tale of redemption and damnation. Mark S. Wright served as the film's Director of Photography, as well as one of the editors and visual FX artists.

HENRY IV PART 1: In a world where promises are few and enemies are many, who will step up when the call comes? With guns, horses and power-struggles, the epic Battle of Shrewsbury is brought to life with a western twist. Produced by Leanne Natalie Jones with sound by David Jenkins.

HENRY IV PART 2: The moving story of a young Scouse lad who, in a world of hilarious losers and broken promises, befriends a life of petty crime, jeopardises his family's future and is forced to become a man. With Lewis Wood and Mark S. Wright serving as camera operators and David Jenkins on production sound.

HENRY V: War and warmongers, truth and reality, enemies and lovers, are all brought vividly to life in this destructively brutal screen adaptation of Henry V, where the lines between fact and fiction are not so black and white. Edited by Co-Director of Photography Lewis Wood with additional editing from Mark S. Wright.

© The Co-operative British Youth Film Academy.

William Shakespeare's Henry V



War and warmongers, truth and reality, enemies and lovers, are all brought vividly to life in this destructively brutal screen adaptation of Henry V, where the lines between fact and fiction are not so black and white.

© The Co-operative British Youth Film Academy.


MAIN CREW
Produced by
Kate Moskal

Directors of Photography
Lewis Wood
Liz Harris

Production Designer
John Eyre

DARKWOOD CREW
Additional Editing

Self Same Sky




Hal is a true depiction of the area in which he lives, repeatedly breaking the law with his fat, charismatic and often drunk friend, John Falstaff. Hal’s dad, Henry, has tried again and again to lend Hal a helping hand - it is a constant battle that dominates the fragile family. Whilst Henry is tirelessly fighting to adopt his young and vulnerable nephew, he receives some devastating news which threatens to rip the family apart. Self Same Sky tells the powerful story of how a cruel world makes its mark, resulting in uncompromising consequences within an ever-compromised world.

© The Co-operative British Youth Film Academy
in association with Inglenook Productions.


MAIN CREW
Directed by
William Forster
Michael Mannion

Produced by
Hannah North

Production Designer
Amy Penrose

Sound Designer
Mark S. Wright

DARKWOOD CREW
Camera Operator
Lewis Wood

Production Sound
David Jenkins

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William Shakespeare's Henry IV Part One



In a world where promises are few and enemies are many, who will step up when the call comes? With guns, horses and power-struggles, the epic Battle of Shrewsbury is brought to life with a western twist.

© The Co-operative British Youth Film Academy.


MAIN CREW
Directed by
Adam Lee Hamilton

Produced by
Leanne Natalie Jones

Sound Designer
David Jenkins

William Shakespeare's Richard II



Routed deep beneath an ancient English landscape, this spectacular and surreal animated fantasy, breathes vivid new life into Shakespeare’s classic tale of redemption and damnation.

© The Co-operative British Youth Film Academy.


MAIN CREW
Directed by
John Montegrande

Produced by
Libby Spencer

Director of Photography
Mark S. Wright

Production Designer
Natalie Fern

Associate Director
Darren White