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

 

Richard Wilson: On the road, ITV1

Paul Griffiths Davies and Simon Abrahams helped to edit this ITV1 series for Curve Media, which follows British actor Richard Wilson as he drives around the UK following old Shell guides.

In this travelogue, veteran British actor Richard Wilson undertakes a nostalgic journey across Britain’s counties. Following the recommendations of ‘The Shell Guides’, a series of quirky travel books published between 1934 and 1984. Richard, who hates driving, will take to the roads in a range of classic cars, and build a true picture of how Britain has changed over the past eighty years.

Editors: Paul Griffiths Davies, Simon Abrahams
Production Company: Curve Media
Broadcaster: ITV1

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

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

Turbo pickers, Discovery Channel

Sue Brooks is editing the Discovery series ‘Turbo Pickers’ with Wag TV

‘Turbo Pickers’ will follow mechanic Dave Southall and businessman Paul Cowland, as they search for rare vehicles on the brink of being scrapped. The duo will visit scrap yards and disused workshops to collect, repair and sell classic cars including a 1986 Porsche 924S and a 1966 Triumph Herald.

Editor: Sue Brooks
Production Company: Wag TV
Broadcaster: Discovery Channel