CHECK OUT THE TRAILER FOR "MARI"!
Georgia Parris’ MARI has released it’s official trailer! The feature debut from Parris, that had it’s premiere at BFI London Film Fest last year, stars acclaimed dancer Bobbi Jene Smith. Echo clients, Production Designer Bobbie Cousins, Costume Designer Holly Rebecca, Editor Napoleon Stratogiannakis and Hair + Make-Up Designer Bean Ellis all worked on the project. The film will be in UK cinemas from 21st June!
COSTUME DESIGNER HOLLY REBECCA DESIGNS THE NEW KFC SPOT!
The new KFC commercial CHICKEN TOWN has been released! Directed by Sam Pilling and Produced by Pulse the costumes were designed by the brilliant Holly Rebecca. Go check it out!
TBT: “I AM NOT A WITCH”!
Our Throwback today is to an image taken on the set of I AM NOT A WITCH from Costume Designer Holly Rebecca! Shot by David Gallego, ADFC and Art Directed by Malin Lindholm - if you still haven’t caught the BAFTA winning first feature from Rungano Nyoni, it’s available on Netflix now!
“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!
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.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE ENTRIES AT THE OSCARS
WHAT WILL PEOPLE SAY has been submitted as Norway’s representative at the 91st Academy Awards. Deeply moving and stunningly shot by echo’s Nadim Carlsen this movie takes the audience onto an emotional roller coaster. Ali Abbasi’s BORDER, which was also shot by Nadim Carlsen is the Norwegian entry and Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego’s BIRDS OF PASSAGE, lensed by David Gallego, ADFC is the Columbian entry. We are also very proud to say that I AM NOT A WITCH has been submitted as this year’s UK entry, also shot by David Gallego, ADFC, with Costume Design by Holly Rebecca and Art Direction by Malin Lindholm. Fingers crossed, go team echo!
BEST OF LUCK FOR THE BAFTAS!
The BAFTAS are announced tonight! Best of luck for all echo clients with films nominated; Costume Designer Holly Rebecca (pictured), Director of Photography David Gallego, ADFC and Art Director Malin Lindholm for their work on I AM NOT A WITCH as well as Costume Designer Guy Speranza for JAWBONE and Consulting Editor Jinx Godfrey on KINGDOM OF US, all nominated for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer. GOD'S OWN COUNTRY has also been nominated for Outstanding British Film, with hair and make-up design by Bean Ellis, PADDINGTON 2, edited by Mark Everson, has been nominated for both Best Adapted Screenplay and Outstanding British Film and AAMIR, co-edited by Matteo Bini has been nominated for Best British Short Film. We'd also like to congratulate our new client, Jon Henry Gordon, Hair Designer on PHANTOM THREAD which received four nominations.
MICROWAVE DEBUT "MARI" SHOOTS!
Georgia Parris' directorial feature debut, MARI is now shooting! Part of the Film London Microwave scheme and co-produced by BFI and BBC Films, MARI, also written by Parris, brings original choreography to the big screen as it follows contemporary dancer Charlotte on a personal journey that goes from her grandmother's deathbed to the prospect of motherhood. With echo Hair + Make-Up Designer Bean Ellis, Costume Designer Holly Rebecca and Editor Napoleon Stratogiannakis all collaborating with Parris.
BIFA 2017 NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED
A huge congratulations to our clients and films with BIFA nominations! I AM NOT A WITCH was nominated for 12 awards, including Best British Independent Film, Best Costume Design for Holly Rebecca, and Best Cinematography for our DoP David Gallego, ADFC. JAWBONE, featuring Costume Design by Guy Speranza, received 7 nominations, and GOD'S OWN COUNTRY, featuring Hair and Make Up by Bean Ellis, who will be joining ECHO at the end of this month, received 11 nominations, including Best British Independent Film. Editor Jinx Godfrey cut KINGDOM OF US, which received a Best Documentary nomination. The British Independent Film Awards will be on Sunday December 10th.
BIFA ANNOUNCES LONGLISTS
Congratulations to the films selected on the BIFA longlists today! I AM NOT A WITCH, directed and written by Rungano Nyoni, appeared in three categories including the Douglas Hickox Award for Debut Director, Best Debut Screenwriter, and Breakthrough Producer for the film's producer Emily Morgan. Shot by David Gallego, ADFC, the film features costume design by Holly Rebecca, and art direction by Malin Lindholm. JAWBONE directed by Thomas Napper and written by Johnny Harris featuring costume design by Guy Speranza has also been listed for the Douglas Hickox Award and Best Debut Screenwriter. Writer and director Francis Lee is listed in both directing and screenwriting categories for GOD'S OWN COUNTRY, as were the film's producers Jack Tarling and Manon Ardisson in the Breakthrough Producer category. The film features hair and make up design by Bean Ellis, whom we are thrilled to announce will join the ECHO family on November 24th. CITY OF TINY LIGHTS, lensed by Director of Photography, Felix Wiedemann, BSC was listed for Most Promising Newcomer for actress Hannah Rae.
"LET ME GO" OPENS IN THE UK TODAY
Written and directed by Polly Steele, LET ME GO is loosely based on the memoir of Helga Shneider, who reckons with the trauma of having been abandoned at a young age by her mother, when she left her family to become an SS guard at Auschwitz. The film is the story of mothers and daughters, and how trauma is passed down between generations. With costume design by Holly Rebecca, the film stars Juliet Stevenson as Helga, and is produced by In Trust Films.
"I AM NOT A WITCH" TO PREMIERE AT CANNES FILM FESTIVAL
ECHO congratulates all involved on I AM NOT A WITCH, the debut feature from Rungano Nyoni, produced by Emily Morgan and Juliette Grandmont for the BFI and Film4, with costumes designed by Holly Rebecca. The film, shot in Lusaka, Zambia, tells the story of a nine-year-old girl growing up in an African village who is exiled to a witch camp in the desert and told she will turn into a goat if she attempts to escape. The film will feature as part of Director's Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival, 17th - 28th May 2017.
HOLLY REBECCA'S COSTUMES FEATURE IN LLOYDS "NEW DAWN" CAMPAIGN
The famous black horse takes us on a new journey through Britain from the streets of Stoke to the dramatic backdrop of the Brecon Beacons. Directed by Frederic Planchon, produced by Academy Films and costumes by Holly Rebecca.