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IN DEVELOPMENT : THE GRAND DUKE OF CORSICA

Latest Status – Last Stage of Development.

The Obscure Life of the Grand Duke of Corsica is an art-house tale of moral corruption, sexual excess, physical deterioration, religious fervour and ultimately selflessness,  serenity and death. It concerns three men separated by cultural differences and the vacuum of history but brought together by a shared identity, a shared purpose. Youth, beauty, innocence and hope sit alongside illness, perversion, narcissism, disease and death.

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IN DEVELOPMENT : PRIZEFIGHTER

Current Status – Final Stage of Development

At the turn of the 19th century social change and progress were slowly spreading across the British Empire. In England, both town and country were still rife with poverty and struggle. But in the backalleys and fairgrounds of Bristol a new kind of popular hero was emerging. His name was Jem Belcher and he was to transform primitive pugilism into the sport of kings.

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IN DEVELOPMENT : CITY OF KNIVES

Current Status – Late Stages of Development

Rock ‘n Roll, Sharp knives, Slick hair & Dangerous Teenagers. Welcome to the streets of 1950’s London.

City of Knives is based on the true story of the Plough Boys, the first Teddy Boy gang in Britain who became infamous following the shocking murder of a seventeen year old boy on Clapham Common, London 1953.

Director – Martin Stitt

Producers – Chris Hardman, Matt Hookings

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ILP VFX DINOS BREAKDOWN : JURASSIC WORLD 2

Above is the final vfx breakdown from my time at ILP in Sweden.

We produced the intro sequence and few other key sequences to Jurassic World 2.

I was Head of Cameras, Layout, and went onto do some tech anim as well.

Super sad to leave Sweden but also super excited to be making my next film as a Producer and VFX Producer through my own company, chris.hardman Pictures.

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FULL SHORT FILM : INVADERS (2018)

In late 2017 I got asked to help out on a vfx heavy short film. ‘Invaders’.  I’m always inspired by people who get up and show what they can do so I was happy to help.

I collaborated with Dan as the Lighting TD to create the Lighting setup using Maya and Vray.  This includes the rig and rendering workflow to render out the shots 120 shots around the house.

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ILP VFX BREAKDOWN : LOST IN SPACE (2018)

While working in Stockholm to raise the development finance for mine and Matt’s next feature film, Prizefighter, I worked with the VFX company ‘Important Looking Pirates’ for just over a year working on various shows including Netflix’s Lost In Space.

Lost in Space was also Emmy nominated for ‘Outstanding Visual Effects’in 2018.

I was a generalist and one of the VFX Leads, which included; Cameras, Lighting, Rendering, Tech Animation, Layout.

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DINOS & PIRATES : JURASSIC WORLD 2 (2018)

While working to raise the development finance for our next feature film, ‘Prizefighter‘, and finishing Producing and VFX  for ‘Winter Ridge‘,  I got the opportunity to work as an VFX Lead in Stockholm, Sweden for Emmy Award winning VFX company, Important Looking Pirates.

After helping finish their sequence for ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi‘, I moved onto being one of the VFX Leads for the opening sequencing for ‘Jurassic World 2: Fallen Kingdom‘

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INTERNATIONAL TRAILER : WINTER RIDGE (2018)

Here is the trailer for the first feature film collaboration with Matt Hookings and Nancy Bressolles along with director Dom Lenoir.

Winter Ridge is a psychological thriller about a young detective who’s life is torn apart after his wife ends up in a coma while hunting a serial-killer at the same time.

Starring Matt Hookings, Michael McKell, Ian Pirie, Justin McDonald, Olwen Catherine Kelly, with Hannah Waddingham and Alan Ford.

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ICE, SPACE & PIRATES : LOST IN SPACE (2018)

Working with the phenomenally talented artists at the best named vfx house in the world (and best vfx company I’ve ever worked with), ‘Important Looking Pirates’, we created full cg and integrated live action sequences for episodes 1,3 and 10 of Netflix’s new series, ‘Lost in Space’.

I was a generalist which included; Cameras, Lighting, Rendering, Animation, Layout.

Above is the trailer for the complete series, which is now on Netflix.

FEATURE FILM FEATURETTE TRAILER : WINTER RIDGE (2018)

Our first feature film working together; Matt Hookings and I, along with Nancy Bressolles and director, Dom Lenoir produced and shot this psychological thriller, ‘Winter Ridge’.

Shot in just 17 days between April and May 2017, in Devon, UK, this is the first teaser footage and behind the scenes trailer for the film.

Completed in November 2017, just in time for the American Film Market.

I was a Producer, Second Unit Director, Visual […]