“MARI”: ECHO FESTIVAL FOCUS
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“MARI”: ECHO FESTIVAL FOCUS

Catch contemporary dancer Bobby Jene Smith playing Charlotte in Georgia Parris’ debut film MARI, premiering tonight at LFF! Parris blends dance and drama, following Charlotte undergoing a complex journey through womanhood. Featuring work from echo clients Hair and Make-Up Designer, Bean Ellis, Costume Designer Holly Rebecca, Production Designer Bobby Cousins and Editor Napoleon Stratogiannakis.

THROWBACK THURSDAY! BEAN ELLIS ON THE SET OF MARI!
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THROWBACK THURSDAY! BEAN ELLIS ON THE SET OF MARI!

A lovely candid image of echo’s Hair and Make-Up Designer Bean Ellis on set of Georgia Parris’ feature MARI, retouching the lead actress and dancer Bobbi Jene Smith before the next take. We are VERY excited to see the finished film tonight at London Film Festival along with our other wonderful clients work that features in the film; Costume Designer Holly Rebecca, Production Designer Bobbie Cousins and Editor Napoleaon Stratogiannakis.

FEATURE FILM “LIMBO” SHOOTS
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FEATURE FILM “LIMBO” SHOOTS

Ben Sharrock's Creative Scotland and Film 4 feature, LIMBO, has started shooting! With costumes designed by echo's Holly Rebecca, (pictured here on New Regency's HIS HOUSE), the film, set on a fictional Scottish island, tells the story of a group of refugees waiting to be granted asylum. LIMBO, starring Jack Ryan's Amir El-Masry, Vikash Bhai, Ola Orebiyi and Kwabena Ansah is Ben's follow up to his debut award winning feature, PIKADERO.

“HOLIDAY”: ECHO FESTIVAL FOCUS
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HOLIDAY”: ECHO FESTIVAL FOCUS

Isabella Eklöf’s breathtaking debut is showing tonight at LFF! Shot by echo’s Nadim Carlsen, this first feature is provocative and at times uncomfortable to watch, portraying male abuse and domination with stark contrast of the luscious Turkish Riviera as back-drop.

SHORT FILMS AT LFF: ECHO FESTIVAL FOCUS
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SHORT FILMS AT LFF: ECHO FESTIVAL FOCUS

Go and check out these shorts at LFF! Our DOP Michael Paleodimos and Costume Designer Sharon Long, have worked on BLACK SHEEP, Edgar Dubrovskiy shot RIGHT PLACE, WRONG TIM, Matteo Bini has edited NAPTHA and Loz Schiavo has designed hair and make-up for JERK!

“STICKS AND STONES (BRAKLAND)”: ECHO FESTIVAL FOCUS
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“STICKS AND STONES (BRAKLAND)”: ECHO FESTIVAL FOCUS

Martin Skovbjerg’s directorial debut, STICKS AND STONES, is showing tonight at LFF! Exploring the darkest corners of extreme masculinity, the film follows Simon and his family moving to the suburbs where he will find a friend who challenges him into more and more transgressive actions. David Gallego, ADFC lensed the film with Snowglobe Films producing.

 

BEAN ELLIS WRAPS ON “DON’T FORGET THE DRIVER”
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BEAN ELLIS WRAPS ON “DON’T FORGET THE DRIVER”

Hair and Make-Up Designer, Bean Ellis has wrapped on FLEABAG director, Tim Kirkby's comedy series DON’T FORGET THE DRIVER. Starring Toby Jones (pictured here in BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO) and produced by Sister Pictures for BBC2, the series follows a group of ordinary people struggling to identify their place in the world and shows how, in one single moment, an accidental encounter can change everything.

“THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN”: ECHO FESTIVAL FOCUS
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“THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN”: ECHO FESTIVAL FOCUS

THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN is having its European premiere at LFF tonight! Directed by David Lowery and shot by echo’s Joe Anderson, the film sees Robert Redford (soon to be retired) playing Forrest Tucker, the infamous criminal who escaped from San Quentin State Prison with a self-built kayak and committed his last bank robbery at the age of seventy-nine. Sissy Spacek and Casey Affleck star in the picture alongside Redford for a nostalgic dip into classic American independent cinema.

 

SHOOTING HAS BEGUN ON “YOU SHOULD HAVE LEFT”
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SHOOTING HAS BEGUN ON “YOU SHOULD HAVE LEFT”

Featuring Amanda Seyfried (pictured in FIRST REFORMED) and Kevin Bacon, YOU SHOULD HAVE LEFT has started shooting this week. Produced by GET OUT’s Blumhouse Productions, Director David Koepp is collaborating with echo’s Production Designer Sophie Becher and Costume Designer Susie Coulthard.

 

“HAPPY NEW YEAR, COLIN BURSTEAD”: ECHO FESTIVAL FOCUS
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“HAPPY NEW YEAR, COLIN BURSTEAD”: ECHO FESTIVAL FOCUS

Ben Wheatley’s new film HAPPY NEW YEAR, COLIN BURSTEAD premieres tonight! With Costume Design by echo’s Emma Fryer and Hair and Make Up Design by Emma Scott, the film is part of LFF’s Official Competition and stars Neil Maskell, Sam Riley, Joe Cole, Charles Dance, Hayley Squires and more. The film will then air on BBC this Christmas.

ANDREW COMMIS HAS BEGUN SHOOTING “HIGH GROUND”!
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ANDREW COMMIS HAS BEGUN SHOOTING “HIGH GROUND”!

Shoot has begun on Stephen Johnson’s frontier Western HIGH GROUND and echo’s Director of Photography Andrew Commis, ACS is shooting the picture. Set in Australia’s Arnhem Land and Kakadu National Park, starring Guy Pearce (pictured here in PROPOSITON) and produced by Bunya Productions, the film follows a bounty hunter and a young indigenous man embarking in a manhunt, which will reveal a secret that will ultimately pit them against each other.

 

ALEX BOVAIRD DESIGNS THE COSTUMES FOR BAD EDUCATION!
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ALEX BOVAIRD DESIGNS THE COSTUMES FOR BAD EDUCATION!

Shoot has begun on BAD EDUCATION and echo’s Costume Designer Alex Bovaird is once again collaborating with director Corey Finley. The film is produced by LA LA LAND Oscar winning producer Fred Berger through Automatik Entertainment and starts Hugh Jackman and Allison Janney.

TIM MURRELL EDITS “17 BRIDGES”!
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TIM MURRELL EDITS “17 BRIDGES”!

Editor Tim Murrell is starting today on the post-production for the feature film 17 BRIDGES. Directed by Brian Kirk and produced by AGBO, STX Entertainment and Getaway Entertainment, the film follows a NYPD detective (Chadwick Boseman, pictured here in MESSAGE FROM THE KING) who begins to undercover a big conspiracy where corrupted cops are involved into New York’s criminal empire. All of Manhattan’s seventeen bridges must be blocked over the man hunt that will follow.

 

NIELS THASTUM SHOOTS “SUICIDE TOURIST”
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NIELS THASTUM SHOOTS “SUICIDE TOURIST”

DoP, Niels Thastum, DFF has begun the shoot on new feature, SUICIDE TOURIST with regular collaborator, Director Jonas Alexander Arnby. Niels has worked with Jonas in both commercials and film including WHEN ANIMALS DREAM which had it’s world premiere at Cannes Critics Week in 2014.

SUICIDE TOURIST, written by regular collaborator, Rasmus Birch and produced by Eva Jakobsen, Mikkel Jersin and Katrin Pors at Snowglobe Films, tells the story of insurance broker Max, suffering with a brain tumour who tries to take his own life. On realisation that his wife plans to leave him, he checks into a suicide hotel and goes on a journey of polar bears and weird suicides.

"TWO FOR JOY" OUT IN UK CINEMAS TODAY!

"TWO FOR JOY" OUT IN UK CINEMAS TODAY!

TWO FOR JOY is a family drama about a mother (Samantha Morton) who gets depression after her husband’s death, with devastating consequences on her two children. The film was directed by Tom Beard, with Production Design by echo’s Laura Ellis Cricks and Costume Design by echo’s Sarah Blenkinsop and produced by Blonde to Black Pictures, Pretty Bird and Creative England. Out in the UK cinemas today!

 

UKMVA NOMINATIONS ARE OUT!
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UKMVA NOMINATIONS ARE OUT!

We are so thrilled for this year’s UKMVA. Very proud to say that Dua Lipa’s IDGAF, with Production Design by echo’s Morgan Kennedy and Stormzy Ft Mnek’s BLINDED BY YOUR GRACE, with Hair and Make-Up Design by Emma Scott have been nominated for “Best Pop Video”. Also nominated for “Best Pop Video” in the Newcomer category was Lightwave Empire’s TOO CLOSE TO THE SUN, shot by Nadim Carlsen. Whooop!

LYNNE RAMSAY’S UN “FEED OUR FUTURE” CAMPAIGN IS OUT!
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LYNNE RAMSAY’S UN “FEED OUR FUTURE” CAMPAIGN IS OUT!

Lynne Ramsay has directed the latest UN campaign titled “Feed Our Future”, which tackles the issue of worldwide hunger. The cinema advertisement was produced by Somesuch and Co., with costumes designed by echo’s Sarah Blenkinsop and hair and make-up designed by Emma Scott.

MR INBETWEEN AIRS IN THE US TODAY!

MR INBETWEEN AIRS IN THE US TODAY!

Directed by Nash Edgerton and produced by Blue-Tongue Films for FX Network MR INBETWEEN sees ex convict, Ray Shoesmith, trying to deal with life out of prison and to manage his anger issues…not always successfully! Director of Photography Christopher Miles has lensed all six episodes of the series which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

WORLD ALZHEIMER’S DAY, RAISING AWARENESS
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WORLD ALZHEIMER’S DAY, RAISING AWARENESS

Sadly Alzheimer is the most common form of dementia, the only way to beat it is through research! Jon Henson has production designed the latest Alzheimer’s Research UK campaign THE LAST BREATH, directed by Aoife McArdle and produced by Somesuch which is out today to raise awareness on the disease.