07th May, 2021
Using a mix of raw talent and familiar faces, Me, Myself and Di screams humour, heart and redemption that classic Brit comedies are famous for.
The film follows the story of Janet and Diana from Bolton, who win the trip of a lifetime to Rhyl in the hope of finding love. Janet is convinced by her best friend to pretend to be the opposite of who she actually is. However, it’s only when she returns to being herself again that Janet gets closer to her ‘Happily Ever After’.
Me, Myself and Di is a family film with characters that audiences can empathise and sympathise with in equal measure, a classic story of two opposites being thrown together and sparks flying as a result.
With an ensemble cast that includes Katy Clayton (Shameless), Larry Lamb (Gavin and Stacey) and Lucy Pinder (The Royals). Directed by Chris Green (Best Laid Plans), producers Trish Rybarczyk (Tango One), Sacha Bennett (Outside Bet) and writer Samantha Lloyd.
27th April, 2021
Screen Glue, the independent producer of high-end factual and kids’ content, founded by the multi-award-winning Jasper James, has announced its latest commission for CBBC, Don’t Blame Me, Blame My Brain.
Children’s channel CBBC has commissioned factual series, Don’t Blame Me, Blame My Brain from Jasper James’ UK indie Screen Glue, which previously made Hey You, What If…? for the network.
Don’t Blame Me, Blame My Brain is a science-meets-comedy hybrid for CBBC - in each episode, comedians Leila Navabi and Ken Cheng wrestle with another ridiculous science question that comes out of Ken’s brain. Ken’s brain won’t give up until it gets an answer and so while Ken tries to get help from some famous friends and experts, Leila undertakes her own very individual experiments - but they never quite go to plan.
The 10×11’ series for children aged 7-11 sets out to answer burning and ridiculous questions such as, can we talk with dogs?, what would happen if we never went to sleep? and could we catapult ourselves to the moon?
Jasper James, Screen Glue founder and the series’ executive producer comments: “Don’t Blame Me, Blame My Brain shows just what can happen when you don’t actually overthink things! Our brains quickly came up with the series concept when CBBC was looking for new ideas, and it was commissioned equally quickly. The result is a pacey, funny and alternative edutainment show, presented by exciting new talent. We are thrilled the BBC has once again supported our unique approach to delivering rigorous science in surprising packages.’’
Don’t Blame Me, Blame My Brain is due to premiere on CBBC and BBC iPlayer on 28th April at 5.15pm and will be scheduled weekly thereafter.
12th April, 2021
From the creators of Rogue, MJ Bassett brings a new and fierce thriller for Lionsgate.
Endangered Species is an intense, action packed survival-adventure about a wealthy American family who travel to the vast African wilderness of Kenya hoping for a dream vacation filled with excitement, bonding and a chance to fix the growing rifts within their family.
While enjoying the safari, their vehicle is attacked by a rhino protecting her calf, the family is left stranded miles from help and their dream vacation turns into a nightmarish struggle for survival in a world where they are the bottom of the food chain.
Through her work, Bassett is hoping to raise awareness for the state of the planet and humans’ impact on the natural world. This, she says, is especially timely during the global COVID-19 pandemic. MJ Basset is keen to wrap her projects into a genre, whether it’s a horror thing or an action or a combination of both.
Writer and director, MJ Basset with writer Isabel Bassett, producer Jay Taylor Kwesi Dickson, Molly Hassell, MJ Bassett and Cinematographer Brendan Barnes.
The project is set and beautifully shot in Kenya and includes a strong cast from Rebecca Romijn, Philip Winchester, Isabel Bassett, Michael Johnston, Chris Fisher and Jerry O'Connell.
01st April, 2021
‘A big thank you to everyone to OnSight who worked with us on the film. It was such a pleasure working with such a smart, creative, engaged and kind team of people.’
I am Gen Z will premiere at this years CPH:DOX festival April 21 — May 12
Produced by Chantelle De Carvalho and Directed by Liz Smith, this documentary explores the impact of the digital revolution and smartphones on today's teenagers and what that might mean for the future.
For those who don't know, Generation Z (aka Gen Z, iGen, or centennials), refers to the generation that was born between 1996-2010, following millennials. This generation has been raised on the internet and social media, with some the oldest finishing college by 2020 and entering the workforce.
Investigated through expert interviews and the web lens of Generation Z, the documentary explores how the explosion of the digital revolution is impacting our society, our brains and mental health.
The current tech revolution is moving at hyper speed and brings with it a lot of positives, but there is a dark side too. When our children become adults the world will be a very different place to the one we know today. It is critical that we ask questions now about the role we want tech to play in our lives and make conscious decisions about how we integrate it into our lives, and in the lives of our children.
This documentary raises questions about the contemporary world we live in, questioning what will our children become, have smartphones destroyed a generation? OnSight have had our eyes truly opened to this informative documentary and can't wait for the world to see it. OnSight’s contribution to the film includes, Colourist Ellory Payne, Online Editor Adam Sample, Re-Recording Mixer Andy Coles and Post Producer Jeff Halsey.
17th March, 2021
The Colour Room is a Sky Original film co-produced by Sky, the UK’s Caspian Films and Creative England. It is written by Claire Peate, who won the Bafta Rocliffe film award for her script in 2016.
Phoebe Dynevor, star of hit Netflix series Bridgerton, will make her feature film debut in Claire McCarthy’s The Colour Room opposite Matthew Goode, with filming getting underway March 17 in England.
Dynevor will play the real-life figure of Clarice Cliff, a factory worker in the industrial British midlands of the 1920s who revolutionized the 20th century workplace, designed the unprecedented Art Deco ‘Bizarre’ range and became one of the eminent ceramic artists of her time.
Alongside Goode - as eccentric factory owner Colley Shorter - and Dynevor, the cast also includes David Morrissey, Darci Shaw, Kerry Fox and Luke Norris.
Thembisa Cochrane and Georgie Paget will produce for Caspian Films, in association with Denaire Motion Picture Poetry and co-producer Neil Jones. Executive producers are Laura Grange for Sky, Paul Ashton for Creative England’s West Midlands Production Fund and David Gilbery, Charlie Dorfman and Marlon Vogelgesang for Media Finance Capital in association with OnSight.