AfterDeath, Robin Schmidt’s debut feature film

This sci-fi horror thriller was co-directed by Robin Schmidt and Gez Medinger, who have previously collaborated on numerous projects.

The film follows five young people who wake up dead. Washed up by the tide they scramble to an abandoned beach house. They soon realise that the perpetual night and blasts of pain suggest this is some version of hell. Between in-fighting and attacks by a demonic shadow creature, they recall the collapse of the nightclub that brought them here – and begin seeing hope of a second chance in the cabin’s two mysterious paintings…

Filmaker Magazine have released a series of behind the scene articles in the lead up to the movie’s premiere, giving an in depth view of its production process.

PART 1: Finding the right story

PART 2: Script development, casting and locations

PART 3: Co-directing and the exhaustion of the indie filmmaker

Directed by: Robin Schmidt & Medinger
Release Date: 24th December 2014

 

Robin Schmidt’s film ‘DOG’ is winning awards

As well as winning the Platinum Award for best editing at the International Movie Awards (IMA), this short film is also winner of a Gold Award at the 2014 International Film Competition Festival (IFCOM) in Indonisia.

‘DOG’ follows the story of a local triad ‘enforcer’ who finds himself dying of boredom when he’s ordered to keep a derelict building free from intruders. However when a wily heroin addict tricks her way into staying, he soon finds himself looking at violence in a very different way.

Director: Robin Schmidt
Writers: Robin Schmidt, Simon Wan (story)
Produced by: Robin Schmidt, Simon Wan

Bear Grylls: Breaking point, Discovery channel

Danny Gimenez was recently over at Discovery editing tasters for their new upcoming series ‘Bear Grylls: Breaking point’

The series follows British survival expert Bear Grylls who is joined by two ordinary people who have a serious phobias to overcome, from the common (rats, spiders, insects) to the bizarre (trees, water).

After Grylls observes and evaluates them, they set off on their own in the wilderness for 24 hours. They will then endure a gruelling two-day challenge with the adventurer.

The series is expected to air on Discovery networks worldwide in the first quarter of 2015, reaching more than 220 countries and territories.

Editor: Danny Gimenez
Production Company: Discovery
Broadcaster: Discovery channel

The circuit, CNN

Blueberry editor Richard Bardsley was back at CNN last month editing their latest installment of the Formula 1 motorsports strand ‘The Circuit’

This latest episode featured ex-formula 1 driver Heinz-Harald Frentzen talking about the upcoming inaugural electric powered championship, Formula E.

Richard cuts many features at the international arm of the american broadcaster, his thoughts on working at CNN; “It’s an easy-going yet focused place to work that gets great access to big names across the board”

Editor: Richard Bardsley
Production Company: CNN
Broadcaster: CNN

Myth hunters, The History Channel

Keith Brookshaw is editing series 3 of ‘Myth Hunters’, with World Media Rights for the History Channel, US.   The executive producer is the two time Emmy award and BAFTA winner Matthew Barrett.

After the worldwide success of the first two series, a third thirteen-part series of ‘Myth Hunters’ is now on the way. It will feature more incredible true stories of those who searched for sacred mysteries and hidden treasures.

The new series will take a look at thirteen new mythical treasures and the people who are determined to uncover their secrets. It will include quests such as the search for the veil that mopped the brow of Christ, to the discovery of the fabled city of the Incas.

Featuring dramatic reconstructions, testimonies from expert witnesses, specially shot location material and, where relevant, archive footage of the actual events, these are fast-paced, gripping stories filmed in HD.

Editor: Keith Brookshaw
Production Company: WorldMedia Rights
Broadcaster: The History Channel

 

The missing evidence, The Smithsonian Channel

Sally Yeadon has recently finished editing a new programme with Blink Films, looking into the mystery surrounding Marilyn Monroe’s death.

This episode is one of a six part series made for the Smithsonian Channel. The series uncovers new evidence shedding light on six captivating unsolved mysteries. Other episodes in the series focus on The Loch Ness, Jack the Ripper and JFK.

The series will premiere in Canada in February 2015.

Editor: Sally Yeadon
Production Company: Blink Films
Broadcaster: The Smithsonian Channel

Feeling nuts, Channel 4

Nick Webb recently worked with Fulwell 73 editing the Channel 4 comedy special ‘Feeling Nuts’, a collaboration with the Check One Two campaign.  A comedy special to help raise awareness of testicular cancer.

Check One Two was created by two sets of brothers Simon and Andrew Salter and Simon and Phil Tucker. They launched the movement after hearing the story of one mother’s loss of her son to testicular cancer at the age of 19, due to embarrassment and lack of knowledge. Check One Two aim to empower men worldwide with the positive message about staying in regular check with their testicles.

‘Feeling Nuts’ will be broadcast on October 19th and hosted by Jack Whitehall and friends.  It’s set to be an evening full of surprise comedy pairings, some seriously awkward conversations and a host of challenges, whilst encouraging the nation to feel nuts.

The 90 min show is being produced by Fulwell 73 and Attention Seekers. It will be recorded in front of a live audience, many of whom have been involved in the social movement throughout the year. The event will take place at the Brooklyn Bowl at London’s 02 Arena.

The Check One Two campaign has already been seen up to 153,838, 967 times on Twitter and Instagram alone (data gathered by Brandwatch). Also a host of celebrities have joined the movement and are now spreading the message via the hastag #FEELINGNUTS.

The show will air alongside Channel 4’s Stand Up to Cancer Season.

Find out more about Check One Two

Editor: Nick Webb
Production Company: Fulwell 73
Broadcaster: Channel 4

Nazi megastructures, National Geographic

Graham Cox, Damian Knight, Daniel Garcia Robles and Robyn Wright are editing a six part war documentary series at Darlow Smithson for National Geographic, that will be airing in America.

The returning series continues to show us what is left of Hitlers wartime structures. In their quest for world domination, the Nazis built some of the biggest and deadliest pieces of military hardware and malevolent technology in history. In their aim to control a nation, conquer a continent and win the war they created some of the original weapons of mass destruction.

Over six unforgettable episodes ‘Nazi Megastructures’ uncovers the hidden remains of Hitler’s most ambitious Megastructures, telling the stories of the geniuses who engineered and designed them. It will reveal how these structures sparked a technological revolution that changed warfare forever.

Editors: Graham Cox, Damian Knight, Daniel Garcia Robles, Robyn Wright
Production Company: Darlow Smithson
Broadcaster: National Geographic

Welcome Kirsty

We have a new Blueberry!

The newest addition to bookings desk, Kirsty is excited to be joining the close-knit team and getting to know our talent inside out as a creative consultant. We think she is great and happy to have her on board. After graduating from De Montfort University in 2008 with a degree in Media production, Kirsty was quick to join the TV Post Production industry as a runner. Since then she has gained valuable experience and knowledge as Library Manager and Post Producer at Evolutions and most recently Directors Cut Films. Kirsty enjoys spending her evenings relaxing and watching TV, weekends out with friends & family, visiting Scotland as much as she can and lots of laughter to top it all off.

Welcome to the team Kirsty!