EIFF 2019 LINEUP ANNOUNCED!
The Edinburgh International Film Festival revealed it’s full lineup today! As previously announced, Ninian Doff’s debut feature BOYZ IN THE WOOD will open this year’s programme with echo’s Mark Everson Consulting Editor on the film. We are also pleased to say that Rowan Athale’s STRANGE BUT TRUE will have it’s World Premiere, shot by Stuart Bentley, BSC; William McGregor’s GWEN, with production design by Laura Ellis Cricks, will also be screening at the fest and Australian film UNDERTOW, lensed by Bonnie Elliott, ACS will have it’s International Premiere.
BAFTA NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED!
This year’s BAFTA nominations have been announced and we are very pleased to congratulate Production Designer Laura Ellis Cricks and Costume Designer Jo Thompson for their work on Michael Pearce’s BEAST which has been nominated for Outstanding British Film and Outstanding Debut; Guy Speranza for his costume design on Jon S. Baird’s STAN & OLLIE which is also nominated for Outstanding British Film; Editor Napoleon Stratogiannakis for his work of APOSTASY which has a nod for Outstanding Debut for Director Dan Kokotajlo; and last but not least Sam Sneade who was Additional Editor on THE FAVOURITE which is nominated for Best Film along with 10 other awards. Congratulations!! The award ceremony will take place in London on the 10th of February.
"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!
"GWEN": ECHO FESTIVAL FOCUS
William McGregor’s directorial debut has it's world premiere today at Toronto Film Festival. With remarkable production design by echo’s Laura Ellis Cricks, GWEN tells the story of a mother and her daughters as they endeavour to overcome a succession of peculiar calamities.
THE NEW VIRGIN + AMAZON SERIES "THE FEED" BEGINS SHOOTING!
THE FEED, a new 10 part sci-fi series for Virgin and Amazon starts shooting this week with Carl Tibbetts opening the show followed by Tinge Krishnan and Misha Manson-Smith. Production Designer, Dick Lunn is designing the first episode of the series and Laura Ellis Cricks will design episodes 2-10. Director of Photography, Carlos Catalan will shoot episodes 7 + 8 with Misha Manson-Smith. The series is based on Nick Clark Windo's novel of the same name released at the beginning of the year.
"BEAST" OFFICIAL TRAILER - FIRST LOOK!
The official trailer for the hotly anticipated BEAST is out today. Directed by Michael Pearce and with Production Design by Laura Ellis Cricks, it was a festival favourite after being in the Official Selection at Sundance, TIFF and LFF. Starring Jessie Buckley and Johnny Flynn you can catch it at cinemas in the UK on April 27th.
SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL STARTS TODAY!
The Sundance Film Festival starts today with a few additional ECHO appearances! Jonas Åkerlund's LORDS OF CHAOS follows the dark and twisted beginnings of Oslo's Black Metal movement, showing in the "Midnight" programme with costumes designed by Susie Coulthard and hair and make-up designed by Loz Schiavo. Meanwhile Yannis Chalkiadakis, a new client to ECHO edited the feature PITY which is nominated for the Grand Jury Prize. MR INBETWEEN, directed by Nash Edgerton and lensed by Director of Photography Christopher Miles will also see it's world premiere. This is in addition to, the BAFTA nominated I AM NOT A WITCH, with art direction from Malin Lindholm, lensed by David Gallego and costumed by Holly Rebecca, along with the US premiere of Michael Pearce's BEAST, with production design by Laura Ellis Cricks, OPHELIA, starring Naomi Watts and Tom Felton will have it's world premiere, directed by Claire McCarthy and edited by Luke Dunkley. Luke also co-edited Bart Layton's AMERICAN ANIMALS, screening in the "US Dramatic Competition".
LAURA ELLIS CRICKS STARTS SHOOTING "THE DARK OUTSIDE"
Set in Snowdonia during the Industrial Revolution, director William McGregor's feature debut is a gothic fairy tale based on his short film WHO'S AFRAID OF THE WATER SPRITE, and is produced by Endor Productions, Rise Films and The BFI.
"TWO FOR JOY" STARTS SHOOTING
Production Designer, Laura Ellis Cricks and Costume Designer, Sarah Blenkinsop start shooting today on writer/director Tom Beard's debut feature, TWO FOR JOY. The family drama, produced by Blonde to Black Pictures and Pretty Bird, follows a daughter (Billie Piper), her bed-ridden mother (Samantha Morton), and her troubled younger brother, as they work through themes of mental illness and young carers.
LONDON FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES LINEUP
Congratulations to all ECHO clients who have films selected in this year’s London Film Festival! Screening in the First Feature Competition are: APOSTASY, directed by Daniel Kokotajlo and cut by Napoleon Stratogiannakis; BEAST, directed by Michael Pearce with production design by Laura Ellis Cricks; I AM NOT A WITCH, directed by Rungano Nyoni, with cinematography by David Gallego, ADFC, costume design by Holly Rebecca, and art direction by Malin Lindholm. In the Documentary Competition: Jinx Godfrey for her consulting work on KINGDOM OF US, directed by Lucy Cohen. Other films screening at the festival include: DARK RIVER, directed by Clio Barnard and co-cut by Luke Dunkley; GOOD TIME, directed by Josh and Benny Safdie and lensed by Sean Price Williams; THE PARTY, directed by Sally Potter with costume design by Jane Petrie; AAMIR, directed by Vika Evdokimenko and edited by Matteo Bini; FAMILY HAPPINESS, directed by Alice Englert with cinematography by Lachlan Milne, ACS; OKSIJAN, directed by Edward Watts and lensed by Michael Paleodimos; ROBOT AND SCARECROW, directed by Kibwe Tavares and designed by Laura Ellis Cricks. The festival will take place from 4th- 15th October.
TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES "BEAST" AND "DARK RIVER" AMONGST PLATFORM LINE-UP
Congratulations to Michael Pearce's feature BEAST, designed by ECHO's Laura Ellis Cricks, starring Jessie Buckley and Johnny Flynn, and to Clio Barnard's DARK RIVER, co-edited by ECHO's Luke Dunkley, starring Ruth Wilson. Both are set to screen in TIFF's Platform series, which opens September 8th.