This January Envelope Films provided the camera and audio team for the upcoming feature documentary, 51. The documentary was directed by Sarvnaz Alambeigi and explores the lives of members of the Iranian National Ballet who disbanded internationally after the Iranian revolution of 1978 – 1979. There were some amazing personal stories in this film that we had the honour to document.
This years ‘Superhero Day‘ organised by Key103 for charities Cash For Kids & When You Wish Upon A Star was a great success, raising a huge amount of money for children with terminal illnesses. Sam Twyman volunteered his services as a video director to help create a superhero advert with The Gate that gave young Adam Finch a chance to live his dream as a superhero, helping Batman to defeat the evil Bane!
Envelope Films recently worked on the camera department of short film Being Keegan, which starring ‘This Is England’ actor, Stephen Graham. The film is set in the 1970’s and 1980’s with fantastic period costumes and settings and majes great use of Liverpool locations such as Walton Soccer Centre, Everton Brow and the Pier Head.
Check out the Liverpool Echo news article to find out more about the film.
We’re part way through January and Christmas is now but a distant memory! Envelope Films are proud supporters of Veganuary – ‘Try Being Vegan in January’. We are chomping through new recipes and trying all sorts of new and delicious food.
Envelope Films’ in house camera team (DoP Sam and 1st AC Judith) were proud to have worked on the BFI funded short film ‘A Father’s Day’. The film was directed by the talented Mat Johns, and we also got to work with top make-up prosthetic artist Shaune Harrison (Harry Potter series, World War Z and Avengers Age of Ultron). The film features incredible zombies but features a great new take on the genre! We worked with fabulous cast and crew and the film is currently in post production due for release in early 2016.
Photograph by Simon Webb
We recently worked with Function Band Jukebox to create a promotional video showing the various talented musicians in a variety of band lineups. A series of short sections from popular songs were filmed featuring a different band arrangements from an intimate 2 piece duo to a full on 12 piece band featuring a brass section! We added some magic sparkle to the finished video to really add to the talent featured in the video. Have a look at one of our favourites – ‘Ain’t Nobody‘ featuring the 8 piece band arrangement.
A double team force to be reckoned with, in house DoP Sam Twyman and 1st AC Judith Chan have just wrapped on iShorts film ‘Spiral’ featuring John McArdle of Brookside fame. The film is a sci-fi drama set in a beautiful suburban location in Rochdale. Envelope Films worked on the project over several months with director Richard Addlesee to come up with the look of the film, the shooting schedule, assisted with getting the right crew and the equipment. The film is set to be shown at Bafta recognised Aesthetica short film festival and will be ready by Autumn 2015.
We are very proud to have been the camera and lighting team for CITV’s new television branding advert, currently airing on all ITV channels. The advert was produced by CITV, directed by Westley Wood and also features location audio from William Morris.
We recently finished our test video for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera called ‘Tangerine Dream’. Featuring Andrew Cullimore and taking place in a surreal dream world, the film was our first project shot entirely on RAW video.