Our poster for the 2013 event. This is what happens when a man finds a submerged giant alien egg just along from Blackfriars bridge. He will unwittingly fertilise it… bringing sci-fi armageddon to all of London. We worked with London CGI studio Territory on creating this along with the animation....
Teaser poster for the upcoming adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s book Filth. Launched along with redband trailer.
The film centers around a paralysed man who wants to lose his virginity, with the added problem of being confined within an iron lung for most of his day. We were asked to produce an image that captures the warmth and heart of what is a tricky story to convey, and the campaign needed to look...
For the UK theatrical release we created key art for a fresh campaign perspective. Our delivery included online, press and outdoor advertising.
Working closely with the director and commissioning the extremely talented Dan McCarthy we created the Key Art for Paddy Considines incredible directorial debut.
The devil really is in the detail on this one and if you get a chance to see the poster up close there are some great hidden gems.
The Story of Film is a series of 15 episodes that take you from the very first piece of moving image right through to the latest 3D film releases that we see today.
With this poster we wanted to graphically represent this evolving process and so we developed a progressive ‘wheel’ that contains...
In this beautiful and dramatic film three pieces of gold are very symbolic, so we created strips to contain the (contractual) images and merged illustration with photo for an enhanced effect.
BEN WISEMAN, UK
There’s a scene in “The Lives of Others” where the secret agent Weisler sketches a floor plan of Georg’s apartment in white chalk. This got me thinking of architecture and the spaces in which the characters live. I wanted the typography to become the landscape, to illustrate the...
The staring point for this poster was just a pure fascination of the main characters personality (Philippe Petit).
It drew me in and even though the objective for this exhibition was to do something typographically led I just
felt like doing a pure portrait. Has it happened, pure...
OLIVER BARRETT, USA
The concept came from the actual definition of the word ‘factotum’ which means one who has many jobs. I keyed in on the word ‘many,’ and wanted to develop a poster that had an array of different elements that all related to the film. Some of these include pertinent quotes from...
JOHN CONTINO, USA
The essence of Moon is hinged on living within your own mind in a desolate time and place. It’s claustrophobia on a massive scale. Isolation in every sense of the word.
Our image is about the boy trying to keep his head above water. The title is over 3 lines to tie in with the promo, which was created first.
For The King’s Speech we chose to focus on the endearing relationship between the King and his tutor. The red and gold colour palette gave a regal quality to the piece and the typographic style was based on Ministry of Information publicity posters of the time.
Shrapnel needed to convey ‘The Hunter Becomes The Hunted’ and so we created an image from the view point of one of the protagonists aiming at the other. The crossbow was 3D rendered in-house and then integrated into the poster.
The title treatment was designed to add extra impact and relevance to...
The real story of the man who was forced to become the double of Saddam Hussein’s sadistic son. We produced two posters, one that conveyed the forced co-operation of the double and one that combined a moment of violence with wealth, using Uday Hussein’s famous golden AK47.
The main themes from the film are loneliness, isolation, madness and rebirth. We created an image that explored these themes and stylistically took influences from sixties and seventies sci-fi.
This is a teaser poster, advertising the upcoming release. We constructed the Dragon from flames, using the same template as the dragon on our Dragon Tattoo poster so as to retain the branding.
To kick the hornets nest means to kick up a storm or to shake things up so we felt that the visual language needed to look like a storm or swarm of dust and debris, but still using our original dragon motif as the basis. This is the teaser poster for the upcoming release.
For the German release of Carlos The Jackal. It had to symbolise the world of Carlos the Jackal, not focusing on the violence, but be both cool and accessible to a multi-plex and arthouse audience, male and female. It will have great reviews, should feature some strong quotes and incorporate the...
Nazi zombies in the snow, its gruesome but amusing at the same time. We helped elevate this beyond its B movie subject. It became the biggest selling foreign language dvd within the first week.
This is a teaser poster created to build interest in the upcoming release of the Matt Reeves remake of Let The Right One In. To get an encased in ice look, a block of ice was placed over some type and photographed.
The toast of Cannes 2010, this remarkable film follows the rise of a band of disabled musicians from Kinshasa. Recommended.
Preliminary poster for the coming re-make of the famous film.
We wanted a simple striking image that hinted at the violence and the Mod culture of the film.
We organised and directed the shoot featuring Sam Riley. Our photographer was Adrian Myers.
We wanted to create an image that is both delicate but violent at the same time. A dainty hand, a pretty dress, tousled hair, juxtaposed with blood, dirt and a weapon. She’s been through hell but she came out of it living. We wanted to avoid the cliched dark image of hooded youths that is so...
Set in New Zealand in the early 1900’s, Tracker is the story of a mutual respect between two opposing characters, the hunter and the hunted. The brief was to create a teaser poster that captured some of the scale of the landscape and the idea that Ray Winstone was the Tracker.
The idea comes from a typical family portrait, but in this the child wears a mask, which is out of the ordinary.
The mask had to both something a child would wear and have threat.
At a time when the client needs a poster, but full cast isnt yet signed, we have to be resourcful. We wanted to show...
A thrilling trilogy of films based on David Peace’s cult noir novels about Yorkshire during the 1970s and 80s. Welcome to a world of paranoia, corruption - and the terrifying legacy of the Ripper murders…
International Poster and Promotional Brochure
For the story of Mussolini’s secret lover, Ida Dalser, we opted for a classic portrait, strong and forthright, but she looks haunted somehow. We wanted a rich but fresh colour pallette.
“Documentary Filmmaker looking for suicidal individual to follow from first preparation to final act.” - Cut from 142 video tapes, this project sheds light on the tragedy following the infamous Internet ad. Its difficult to pin down exactly why we did this chosen design, but we definitely liked the...
In the middle of a battle with the soldiers looking on, is Henry throttling her or gripping her in a moment of lust?
We opted for a close up of Kate to symbolise the intimacy and uncomfortableness of the subject matter. To get a sense of the danger we added bruises and a hand, which leaves it open to the viewer as to if it is either being tender or more physical.
A film by Bernard Rose, based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy with music by Ludwig Van Beethoven.
Following on from Kidulthood we wanted to create something that was in keeping with the previous film but taking it on a step. The film is set six years after the first and therefore an element of maturity was needed in the art direction and styling.
We looked at old fashioned circus posters in creating this. The feats are so amazing he is like a super hero, so we wanted to list them to give the veiwer an insight into his character.
In dealing with making an image for a making of the classic book, we wanted a mixture of mechanical and organic material to create a hybrid of man and machine.
A re-make of the 1986 classic, we were asked to come up with an image that would stand out and also give a hint to the call girl aspect of the film. We commissioned a specialist to create a neon sign for us that would glow red, the treatment was eye catching and memorable. Photography by John Ross
The wife of a photojournalist sets out to discover why he came home from a recent assignment without his colleague.
We tried to capture a moment in the film where he is surrounded by the mayhem of battle.