NEW BRANDING : HARDMAN PICTURES

Introducing the new branding for Hardman Pictures.

When I set myself the brief for the logo I wanted a design that conveyed my personality and my vision for what I want to do with Hardman Pictures. The design would also need to be easily adaptable and manipulated to the identity of each film but still retain a clear identity for the company and brand.

Always rising and calm, the logo and […]

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SCREEN DAILY INTERVIEW : GRAND DUKE (2020)

Together with launching ‘The Obscure Life of the Grand Duke of Corsica’ at Virtual Cannes 2020, Screen Daily has a great interview with us about how the film came to fruition, how we found working in Malta with the Malta Film Commission, and what we are up to next.

Click here to see it on Screen Daily.

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FINAL DEVELOPMENT : THE SEED

While the Covid-19 pandemic has hit everyone in the film sector, we were lucky with ‘The Obscure Life of Grand Duke of Corsica’ completing during the pandemic.

However, one of our films collapsed due to the impending lockdown in early March 2020, days before pre-production was supposed to commence in Spain.

During the lockdown we have been busy curating our slate and moving forward with a new project that we can […]

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FIRST LOOK : GRAND DUKE (2020)

Deadline have the exclusive first look at my next film ‘The Obscure Life of the Grand Duke of Corsica’.

See the clip here at Deadline.com

Through Hardman Pictures, I’m the producer and the VFX Supervisor, producing alongside Matt Hookings at Camelot Films and working with Lipsync Productions for VFX.

The film tells the story of a cantankerous yet brilliant architect who embarks on an unusual commission in Malta for an eccentric billionaire who […]

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IN PRODUCTION : GRAND DUKE (2020)

It’s been one hell of a journey to get here in Malta, but from 2 producers and a director we’ve grown to more than 50 people to create a blacker than black comedy that is different, disturbingly funny and hopefully memorable.Starring BAFTA Winner Timothy Spall and Peter Stormare, Camelot Films and Hardman Pictures are so excited to say that ‘The Obscure Life of the Grand Duke of Corsica’ is now […]

ILP WINGS & BLIMPS : CARNIVAL ROW (2019)

One of my last projects at ILP towards the end of 2018, was the new Amazon Prime show, Carnival Row.

I worked on a number of sequences ranging from the wings to the full blimp CG shots working as Head of Matchmove/Layout/Tech Anim and Pre-vis.

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IN DEVELOPMENT : GRAND DUKE (2020)

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.

This […]

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, Hardman Pictures.

We have a few project nearing […]

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 Prince 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.

It was […]