A huge congratulations to Adam Brown, the team at RAW Films and our very own, brilliant Paul Holland for winning the Grand Chameleon Award, Best Documentary Feature and Audience Award at Brooklyn Film Festival for Into the Storm.
This feature length documentary delves into the life of raw surf talent Jhonny Guerrero, a troubled teenager from a crime-ridden barrio of Lima, Peru, who struggles against the odds to realise his dream of becoming a professional surfer and lift his family out of poverty. Taken under the wing of a former world champion, he flourishes. But barrio life proves hard to escape and he is caught up in a drive-by shooting. His surfing suffers until his father is released from prison. With his father’s love and support, his results suddenly match his potential and his life is transformed.
Paul shared that ‘the most challenging aspect of this project wasn’t finding the story within the 400 hrs of Spanish spoken rushes, accumulated over 5 years by director Adam Brown, but matching the enthusiasm and passion he had for this amazing story. I feel grateful to have played a small part in telling it.’
Celebrity Gogglebox by Studio Lambert for Channel 4 has been nominated in the Reality and Constructed Factual category.Gruff Lovgreen worked on the series where Britain’s most recognisable faces share their sharp, insightful, funny and emotional views on popular and topical TV shows.
8 Day’s to the Moon and Back by BBC Studios has been nominated in the Specialist Factual category. We love this feature documentary which tells the real story of the Apollo mission as it happened. Edited by Duncan Hill.
David Harewood: Psychosis And Me – Films of Record for BBC Two has been nominated in the Single Documentary category. This brilliant 60min documentary edited by Charlie Hawryliw, follows David Harwood as retraces his steps and try’s to piece together what happened to him after suffering a mental breakdown.
The Greatest Dancer by Thames, Syco Entertainment for BBC One has been nominated in the Entertainment Programme Category. Tim Fielding edited this feelgood series where dancers of any age and dance style compete to win £50,000 and a chance to perform on `Strictly Come Dancing’.
The Rap Game UK – BBC Three Is also nominated in the Entertainment category. Edited by Jack Brown this show sees rap legends DJ Target, Krept and Konan putting seven unsigned MCs head to head in a battle to become the first ever signing for Krept and Konan’s record label.
This year’s ceremony will be broadcast from behind closed doors after being delayed amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Richard Ayoade will host from a closed studio and winners will give acceptance speeches virtually. The winners will be announced on 31 July, with the ceremony broadcast on BBC One.
When Pompeii was buried by a eruption from Mount Vesuvius, it led to tragic loss of life, but it also preserved the city, giving future generations a unique insight into how the Ancient Romans lived. Here, Bettany Hughes picks ten treasures that encapsulate the glory of Pompeii and finds out what they tell us about its doomed citizens.
The Big Flower Fight is an 8-part series hosted by comedians Vic Reeves and Natasia Demetriou that sees “ten creative teams square off in a larger-than-life contest to create huge flower installations.”
Every episode will test a different set of skills and feature a unique challenge – the teams are tasked with building a larger-than-life sculpture, competing to design and build the biggest, most outlandish and beautiful works of art possible from flowers and other natural materials and staving off elimination for one more week.
Editor Tom Savage cut episode 2 of the show and said: ‘it’s definitely given me inspiration to get busy in the garden with all my free time not working in lockdown. I’ve always wanted a 12ft floral monster crawling out of a hole in the ground!’
Award Winning director Sue Bourne travels the length and breadth of the country to find people brave enough to admit how lonely they are. And go on camera and talk about how loneliness affects their lives. From Isobel the 19 year old student, through Ben the divorcee and Jaye the 40 year old singleton, to Olive the 100 year old who says she lives on lonely street, this film will strike a chord with many people.
All On The Line follows two boat crews in Gloucester, Massachusetts, who work through the winter to catch the valuable North Atlantic Bluefin Tuna.The “monster” fish can weigh more than 1,000 pounds, with prices reaching as high as US$20,000 for a single catch. With tight quotas to prevent overfishing and encourage sustainability, fishermen must reel in the biggest tuna as fast as possible — but each boat is allowed one catch per day, and must reel the fish in by hand.
Editor Simon Holmes cut Episode 1 and Charlie Webb did 10 days on the series too. Simon said “I love the challenge and creative possibilities of working on a new series. Cutting Ep1 of All On The Line was both an education and a joy. My hat however goes off to the two film crews who got their sea legs whilst shooting for 16hrs a day!
The series premieres Friday 22nd May on Discovery Channel.
Here at Satusfaction, we are still open as usual. The wonderful editors we represent are getting used to ‘the new normal’ of working from home at the moment. Whether it’s alongside kids, cats, dogs and a rabbit and whether is a full set-up in an office or a perch next to the washing, our editors are cracking on and keeping going!
Hopefully things will be changing soon but in the meantime, for any questions, please contact the bookings team. .
A family reunion is on the cards for Royle Family fans – with Jim and Antony coming together for a brand new six part show.
Actors Ricky Tomlinson and Ralf Little will be swapping the sofa for a campervan as they head off on a very special road trip around the north of England for cable channel Gold. The twosome will bring their usual comedy stylings as they travel, where they’ll share memories, entertain each other and along the way discover just what sets the north apart from the rest of the UK.
Roy Williams edited Episode 6, Manchester and Liverpool. This was great for Roy with Liverpool being his home town.
David Greathead cut the Lake District episode. He said “It was a pleasure to edit, the two of them still have an on screen spark even out of character, but with little dalliances into their old parts, brought the program to another level. Also being shot in the lakes it looked beautiful especially with some dramatic drone footage”.
Four short films all made and transmitted during the Coronavirus crisis. But how was it done, with nobody from the crew having any contact with the cast? Isolation Stories: Behind The Scenes shows the process of the programme-making in more detail, but, in essence, the actors (and sometimes their families) filmed themselves, and the directors watched the footage on mobile phones and gave advice remotely.
Matt Scragg who edited the documentary said ‘I’ve spent 12 straight days pulling 12hour plus days to turn around a half hour documentary. On the first Saturday I actually spent several hours just watching live as they filmed at Eddie Marsan’s house and since then it’s been me, the director, a couple of assistant editors and an edit producer all liaising via zoom to find footage in the hours and hours of zoom recordings from the cast’s own homes (Sheridan Smith, Robert Glennister, Eddie Marsan, Angela Griffin and Darren Boyd) – as well as tons of stuff from the crew’s homes too and then trying to turn it all into a show. Hard work but very rewarding because I think what we’ve pulled of in 12 days is incredible’. We agree Matt, what an achievement!
The series has had some amazing reviews and we can’t wait to watch the documentary to see how they were made despite us all being in lockdown. Well done to Matt and the team.
Britain’s favourite talent show, Britain’s Got Talent is back with another series! The people of Britain are showcasing their talent ranging from mundane to the most extraordinary to compete to win the title.
The auditions were filmed earlier this year and an ITV spokesman said The Britain’s Got Talent audition shows will broadcast on ITV in the next few weeks, due to the recent circumstances the live finals will be broadcast later in the year.
Tim Fielding is currently editing at home, he said ‘I was very sceptical about working remotely but I have to say, bar a few teething problems to begin with, it has worked incredibly well. We’ve managed to cut the shows pretty much as we would in our Soho edit. I’m in touch with my producer on video calls throughout the day and he views all cuts remotely. The only down side is not having access to The Farm’s excellent biscuit selection!’
Britain’s Got Talent is on every Saturday 8pm ITV and you can catch up here.
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