Title: Africa Investigates
Formatt: Red Epic
Title sequence for Al Jazeera programme 'Africa Investigates'. It was shot in a studio with a Mark Roberts 'Cyclops' motion control rig with a Red Epic.
I've put together this trailer for a documentary I shot last year in Malawi - 'Surviving Burkitts'. It was shot on a XDCAM PDW700 which proved as reliable as always. For more information on this film please see my earlier post.
"Well, Surviving Burkitts is such a powerful and quite extraordinary document and documentary. Prof Elizabeth Molyneux comes over as a remarkable doctor and human being. The humanity just pours out of her. It feels like such a fitting tribute to Scott and I hope that it is seen by tons of people. It certainly deserves to. It is informative, poetic and profoundly moving. It will stay with me for a long time".
Ruth Caleb O.B.E
Executive Producer for BBC Television
Acting Head of BBC Drama Group 1996
Head of BBC Drama 1992 - 1995
"Thanks so much for sending the copy of your truly wonderful documentary: Surviving Burkitts. The way you use a camera is so exciting; you are a true visual artist and in this case, you chose two remarkable woman to be your focus. There were no talking heads in this brief masterpiece".
Pat Silver-Lasky (Mrs. Jesse L. Lasky, Jr)
Author, Script Consultant and lecturer. Writers Guild of Great Britain, Writers Guild of America, American Society of Authors & BAFTA
“Surviving Burkitts is a vitally important, moving and thoroughly unsentimental documentary. We meet the key characters, get to know them and how much they care, the passion that drives the doctor and nursing staff, the plight of the people. It must get the widest possible television audience.....and soon”.
Chairman, Blue Heaven Productions
Chairman, Screen South
Executive Producer, BBC
"Just an unsolicited message of congratulations (to you all). I thought that Surviving Burkitts was brilliant in every respect, and very moving. It deserves the widest possible exposure".
AE Butterworth, BA, MA, MB, BChir, PhD, FRS
Honorary Professor, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Honorary Professor, College of Medicine, University of Malawi
"Well done for producng such a sympathetic and visually inspiring film. I have given several copies to people who have spoken very enthusiastically about it. Very many congratulations".
Elizabeth Molyneux OBE, FRCP, FRCPCH, FRCPCH (Hons), FCEM
Professor of Paediatrics - Queen Elizabeth College of Medicine, Malawi
"Surviving Bukitts is a credit to all the people who have died, fell ill or are suffering from Burkitt's cancer. At times it made me happy, sometimes sad and at one point I wanted to cry. I think this film shouldn't just be shown in the country it was filmed, or just Africa. This program is good enough to be shown internationally and would definitely be enjoyed in Europe and the UK".
The Citizen Herald
Title: Aston Martin One - 77
I’ve been working on a promotional film for Aston Martin’s new flagship super car ‘One-77’.
The cause of this cancer (named after British doctor Denis Birkitt who first recognised this tumour based cancer some 50 years ago), is not known although the treatment success rate, if caught in its early stages, is high. The problem lies with its extremely aggressive nature which can double its size within 24hrs and can kill children within a few months.
This documentary will provide doctors, health workers, and medical students with a resource to further advance understanding, thus enabling earlier diagnosis and treatment in the West, and for Africa it will be used as a tool in schools, universities and hospitals to raise awareness of the need for aftercare. It will also be used to engage pharmaceutical companies to provide affordable drugs to hospitals firstly across Malawi and then in the longer term across Sub-Saharan Africa.
"We are confident that this important document in the fight against all forms of violence will continue to speak out to many audiences around the globe and make a difference. Thanks to Sameem and Alex for bringing this story to our attention".
Directora de Programación
Expresion En Corto IFF
Carrying the strapline, “Where the past is always present”, UKTV tasked Red Bee Media to redefine what ‘history’ means by creating a powerful channel identity. All of the rebrand work is designed to engage viewers with the channel’s factual content, as well as the social and dramatic aspects of the past to make it more immediate and relevant to viewers.
The six idents, called Debutants, Football, Hoodies, Suffragettes, War and the final ident, Wright Brothers, are a symbiotic fusion of footage and music from two contrasting eras that encourage its audience to view the past with fresh eyes. For example, the Football ident shows a sea of die-hard football fans in unified glory decked with Saint George flags and painted faces at a football game that looks and sounds like a battle.
The Hoodies ident follows a stereotypical group of teenage boys in typical attire, congregating in a shadowy urban environment. This ident is accompanied by a monastic chant.
Andy Bryant, Director, Creative, at Red Bee Media, comments: “Our creative challenge was to capture the essence of history in 30 second moments and to present historical scenes in a surprising and poignant way that would resonate with the audience. Once again the creative achievement of this project is testament to Red Bee Media’s long- standing and successful relationship with UKTV.”
Sara Holt, UKTV’s Factual Marketing Manager, adds: “These amazing idents make the past an exciting and enticing place, where history is brought to life through great and unifying moments in time. They demonstrate a history channel can be about so much more than just mechanical history and the second World War."
Following the successful rebrand of UKTV’s entertainment portfolio as Dave, G.O.L.D., Watch and Alibi, Yesterday will be the third of the pay TV broadcaster's factual channels to be rebranded, following Eden and Blighty's launches on 26th January and 17th February 2009 respectively.
Yesterday will go live at 9am on 2nd March in 17.5million homes nationwide via Freeview, Sky Digital and Virgin Cable.