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LATEST NEWS

Staged is back!

05th January, 2021

Staged season 2 premiered on BBC One on Monday 4th January and is now available on BBC iPlayer. David Tennant and Michael Sheen are joined by their partner actresses Georgia Tennant and Anna Lundberg, who play themselves, Simon Evans as himself, Lucy Eaton (Simon’s sister) and Nina Sosanya (Jo).

The new series is set to be just as relevant and funny as series 1, as Tennant and Sheen find out their ‘new normal’ and deal with their American agent Tom, played by Ben Schwartz.

The BBC has also promised that series two will also feature “a whole host of unexpected guests”.

“The series hopes to capture our shared feelings of frustration and confusion at a world not quite ready to re-open,” the BBC teases. “Moments that promise normality dashed before they can take hold. The tantalising prospect of comfort kept at bay.”

Northern Ballers - Tyke Films

31st December, 2020

This short form documentary is from Tyke Films, produced by Rebecca Mark-Lawson and Daria Nitsche & Directed by Rhys Lewis. 

In just under 20 minutes we follow a youth basketball team in Leeds. One team mate Andy, a 15-year-old from Cameroon, has lived in Leeds for half his life and dreams of playing in the NBA. 

Northern Ballers follows Andy’s struggles both at home and on the court as he tries to bring his team of novices to the English Junior National Basketball League.

Despite his height and skill at the sport, Andy has never achieved the ultimate basketball goal: the slam dunk. With GCSEs fast approaching and familial pressure to pursue academics rather than sports, will Andy be able to focus on basketball, help his team get to the league and most importantly... Will he dunk during a game?

With Editor Vera Simmonds, Sound Effects and Dialogue Editor Rick Blything, re-recording mixer Raoul Brand, and OnSight’s Colourist Andy Lee and Sound Supervisor Andy Coles on dubbing mix. 

London Film School

22nd December, 2020

For several years OnSight has been supporting the London Film School (LFS) in providing insight and services around finishing post-production and especially around audio expertise.

Working with the LFS emerging creative talent, OnSight is investing in the industry future, helping the LFS film-makers hone their craft and engage directly with the UK industry. 

This years’ technology developments have included running remote sound sessions via Source connect expanding the tools and experience of the students as well as demonstrating some real-world ‘needs must’ variation.

In particular OnSight has developed detailed post production sessions with our highly experienced Senior Colourist Andy Lee and Dubbing Mixer Andy Coles.

Peter Hollywood, Head of Editing at LFS, has been co-ordinating the student projects and sessions at OnSight. LFS students attend our post house to work on coursework, short documentaries and drama projects and we have often welcomed them back as Alumni for their short films and career projects and even in one case as a staff position. 

It is always warming to meet the next new creatives in the industry and give them an opportunity to work on their films in a professional setting with experienced industry experts.

British Cinematographer Issue 102

02nd December, 2020

OnSight has recently been featured in the British Cinematographer magazine (102 edition) in which Terra Mater Factual Studios new IMAX giant screen film ‘Arctic: Our Last Great Wilderness’ and No Reservation Films ‘Iceland is Best’ projects were covered.

Arctic: Our Last Great Wilderness, produced by Terra Mater Factual Studios, producers Walter Köhler and Wolfgang Knöpfler, written and directed by IMAX producer Myles Connolly and the award-winning nature photographer and cinematographer Florian Schulz and distributed by Cosmic Picture. The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, located in the northeastern corner of Alaska, is one of the wildest places left on the planet - a symbol of wilderness that few have ever seen. The Arctic is vast, wild and untouched, where some of the world’s greatest wildlife spectacles unfold.

Iceland is Best, Produced by William Randall-Coath, with Dankuro Asanuma as Cinematographer who shot this visually stunning film in 35mm. Iceland Is Best shows how hard it can be to leave, but also why we have to. With the courage we need to make our dreams come true. Iceland Is Best centers around Sigga, who at 17, tells her parents she is leaving her beautiful Icelandic fishing village to become a poet in California. Her grandpa has just given her enough money to buy a plane ticket.

Knuckledust - Featuristic Films in association with OnSight

25th November, 2020

“It has been an absolute joy and pleasure to go into the post production battle with Onsight by my side. From the very beginning Tony Maher was so supportive and subsequently his entire team went above and beyond to make sure I had everything I needed and most importantly everything the film needed. Always kind, always courteous, always a smile on the faces of everyone I had the good opportunity to work with. No job too big, never a job too small. There is not a post skill that this team does not possess. What a total privilege it has been to finish Knuckledust off in style with the legends that are Onsight. I can’t wait for an audience to see our finished collaboration” James Kermack, Director

Samuel Goldwyn Films has announced that they will release James Kermack’s feature film KNUCKLEDUST in the UK on the 11th December.

This gritty action caper 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.

The film is being made in association with OneWorld Entertainment, Trigger Films and Head Gear Films.

When a special police task force kicks open the doors of the elite underground fight den - Club Knuckledust, they are faced with seven levels of hell. Each floor filled with the dead bodies of fighters, assassins and goons from across the globe! Amidst the carnage they find just one beaten and bloodied man still breathing - Hard Eight. With a shady Government official en route to take him away, Chief Inspector Katherine Keaton and her team have ninety minutes to interrogate and find out if Hard Eight is the lone survivor or a multiple murderer. With lies flying from everyone's mouths and corruption becoming apparent, Keaton starts to wonder "Who is the real criminal?”.

Director James Kermack was adamant he wanted "a merging of the old and new, a visual that has the classic American 70’s/80’s cult film vibe, smashed up with a high end, bold and striking modern style. As soon as I saw Pats cinematography, I knew that together we could create the brutal beauty the world of Knuckledust needed" - James Kermack, Director