27th October, 2020
Neither Confirm Nor Deny is a documentary feature film about the incredible story of the CIA secret mission to recover a lost nuclear Soviet submarine three miles under the Pacific Ocean.
This feature documentary was directed by Philip Carter and produced by Sheryl Crown, along with Maggie Monteith and Chris Simon of Northern Stories and New Sparta Productions respectively, associate producer is Josh Green.
At the height of the Cold War, the Soviet nuclear submarine K-129 sank in mysterious circumstances. Despite a massive secret search, the Soviets never found their missing submarine – but the Americans located it.
The CIA hatched the ‘Azorian Program’, the code name for their greatest covert operation spanning six years, to bring up the sub and its nuclear secrets, in plain view.They did this using a cover story involving a fictitious ocean mining enterprise fronted by the reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes. Using the Hughes Glomar Explorer, a vessel built specifically for the salvage job, the Americans attempted to lift the K129 from the ocean floor. When their cover is later blown by legendary investigative journalists of the day, thorns in the side of the Nixon, Kissinger Administration,the CIA crafted what is known as the ‘Glomar Response’ a response that has become all too common and known for making journalists roll their eyes: ‘We can neither Confirm nor Deny’.
OnSight provided picture and sound post production with Adam Sample as online editor, Andy Lee as colourist, Andy Coles as sound supervisor and Jeff Halsey as post producer.
13th October, 2020
‘The Covid crisis has required post houses to come up with new ways of working remotely. Jake Bickerton highlights some of the most impressive work of the past few months’ - Broadcast Magazine
OnSight are proud to be top story in the Broadcast Magazine September edition for ‘Best Post in Lockdown’ with BBC’s Lockdown Comedy ‘Staged.’
Staged producer Victor Glynn says: “OnSight has been tremendous. Notwithstanding our implausible schedule, it delivered world-class material to us in a calm, courteous, unflustered and timely manner.”
12th October, 2020
OnSight has recently been featured in the British Cinematographer 101 edition which mentions Futuristic film’s new action thriller ‘Knuckledust’ and IMAX giant screen film, BBC Earth’s Antarctica.
Knuckledust is a gritty action caper and is written & directed by James Kermack with producers Julien Loeffler & Fabrice Smadja at Featuristic Films and is co-produced by Laurent Fumeron, Daniel Goroshko and Rodolphe Sanzé from The Project and Cinematography by Pat Aldinger.
Antarctica is produced by BBC Earth and distributed by SK Films. The film is directed by Fredi Devas, who worked on Planet Earth II and Frozen Planet. With Production Managers Caroline Cox and Nicola Kowalski, Producer Jonny Keeling, Executive Producer Jonathan Williams and Supervising Producer Myles Connolly, who has a wealth of giant screen & IMAX films in his slate
17th August, 2020
‘Rising Phoenix’, a ground-breaking movie about the Paralympic Movement, will premiere in over 190 countries worldwide on Netflix. The film release was planned to coincide with Tokyo 2020 but will now form an important part of the celebrations leading up to the Paralympic Games next year. The film is directed by BAFTA-nominated directors Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui and produced by John Battsek of two-time Academy Award winning Passion Pictures (One Day in September, Searching for Sugar Man) and Greg Nugent of HTYT Films.
Producer Barbara Broccoli OBE (James Bond franchise) and BAFTA winning and Academy Award nominated screenwriter Richard Curtis CBE (Yesterday, Love Actually) serve as Executive Producers together with accomplished US Paralympian Tatyana McFadden and former International Paralympic Committee CEO Xavier Gonzalez.
The film charts the story of how one man’s vision that sport can deliver purpose to people with a disability sparked a movement which over half a century has grown into the third biggest event on the planet. The filmmakers blend never-before-seen archive footage through to the extraordinary stories of today’s athletes, leaders and visionaries. A range of renowned Paralympians from around the world appear in the film including Jonnie Peacock MBE (Great Britain), Jean Baptiste Alaize (France), Beatrice “Bebe” Vio (Italy), and Tatyana McFadden (USA).
11th August, 2020
“Onsight did a thoroughly professional job under very difficult circumstances. Remote working, fast cuts, complex archive management and a global lockdown are a heady mix.. but you’d never know this was anything other than a beautifully posted film.” - Martin Williams, Director
‘After a spate of fatal attacks in Western Australia, Dr Craig O’Connell and diver Marc Payne head to a nearby chain of islands. They discover a network of caves where sharks hunting in the shadows reveal themselves as the ultimate stealth hunters.’
Talesmith’s new film, directed and executive produced by Martin Williams, “Lair of the Great White” has been announced as one of a blockbuster line up for this August’s 2020 Shark Week on Discovery Channel.
On the south coast of Western Australia, the seaside town of Esperance is under siege by great white sharks. After two fatalities in just three years, locals believe their sharks behave more aggressively than anywhere else. In search of answers, Dr Craig O’Connell and local abalone diver Marc Payne head out to a nearby chain of islands to find out if the sharks learn to hunt differently here compared to populations in other parts of the world.
They discover a population of highly inquisitive, sub-adult great whites and a network of caves where the sharks learn to hunt in the shadows, revealing themselves as the ultimate stealth hunters. Armed with cutting-edge technology and specially designed camouflage suits the team take on the sharks at their own game as they attempt to out-stealth the ocean’s greatest predator inside this great white lair.