We’re very happy to be working as a TV production partner with BBC Arts, Arts Council England and Rural Media on New Creatives, a project which sees five hundred artists commissioned to make fresh and innovative short films.
New Creatives will give artists aged 16-30 the chance to develop their technical and creative skills and have work commissioned for BBC platforms. The programme will particularly focus on giving opportunities to young artists from backgrounds that are currently underrepresented in the arts and broadcasting. Commissioned artists will be encouraged to push creative boundaries, reach new audiences and reflect their experiences of living in Britain today.
Wrapt Films will be producing two films in the first round of commissioning both with a music theme.
Folk is conceived and performed by young musician Livi Van Warmelo and recording artist Will Cookson. Directed by Lisle Turner and beautifully photographed, handheld on a Arri Amira, by cinematographer Will Humphris using natural light Folk was shot on location at the Angel Inn in Grosmont, Wales. Featuring a cast of seventeen, three music tracks but only one line of dialogue the film presented some fun logistical and creative challenges but we’re very pleased with the results. We were also particularly happy with the cracking roast dinner served at the Angel Inn for our crew catering! Nicely graded and onlined by Films@59 in Bristol. Watch this space for broadcast details.
Turbine is conceived and directed by experimental film-maker and Vimeo staff pick regular, Daniel McKee. Featuring the choreography of Grace Nicol and the music of Ben Vince, this contemporary dance piece juxtaposes reflected and standard images into a mesmerising edit. Frame rate changes add to the heightened reality of the piece. Built around excellent performances by dancers Theo Canham-Spence and Florence Pearl and was elegantly captured by cinematographer Ed Hubert on an Arri Amira. Shot on location in Hereford’s Shire Hall, which is a stunning space we’ll use again. Nicely finished by Mill in London, this one made the BBC3 commissioner very happy. Watch this space for broadcast details.