FESTIVAL DE CANNES 2024

All eyes turn to France as the Cannes Film Festival returns to the Croissete for its 77th edition, running May 14th – 25th, 2024!

Congratulations to Norm Li, CSC whose work will be featured in this year’s Semaine de la Critique.

 

CRITICS WEEK: IN COMPETITION

BLUE SUN PALACE – directed by Constance Tsang

Director of Photography – Norm Li, CSC

 

 

IO CAPITANO WINS BEST FILM – David Di Donatello Awards

IO CAPITANO, the riveting migrant drama from Matteo Garrone, won the award for Best Director and Best Film at the 69th David Di Donatello Awards.

The story follows Seydou and Moussa, two Senegalese teenagers who leave their hometown in Dakar to reach Italy and escape their generational poverty.

“Io Capitano” premiered in competition for the Golden Lion at the 80th Venice International Film Festival, where it won the Silver Lion for Matteo Garrone’s direction and the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Seydou Sarr’s performance.

The film – designed by Dimitri Capuani – also received nominations for Best Foreign Language Film at the 81st Golden Globe Awards and Best International Feature Film at the 96th Academy Awards.

 

2024 SHOTS AWARDS: THE AMERICAS WINNERS

 

Congratulations to DP Daniel Abelló for winning Silver in Cinematography for his work on Tinder, and DP Daniel Voldheim for his contribution on Ikea at the 2024 Shots Awards: The Americas! Fantastic job!

 

 

Cinematography Up To and Including 2 Minutes: SILVER

Tinder “Going All The Way” // Dir. Los Pérez // DP Daniel Abelló

 

Direction From 61 Seconds to 3 Minutes: GOLD

Ikea “The Troll” // Dir. Nick Ball // DP Daniel Voldheim

 

Concept Above 2 Minutes: BRONZE

Ikea “The Troll” // Dir. Nick Ball // DP Daniel Voldheim

2024 AICP AWARDS SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED

 

HUGE shoutout to our clients whose work has been selected for the 2024 AICP Awards Shortlist! Congratulations everyone!

 

Winners will be announced Tuesday, June 4th – Thursday, June 6th.

 

AICP SHOW

Cinematography:

Travis Scott “Sirens” // Dir. Canada // DP Tim Lorentzén

 

Direction:

Hornbach AG “1 Square Meter” // Dir. Steve Rogers // PD Steven Jones-Evans

 

Best New Director:

JD Sports “The Bag for Life” // Dir. Amara Abbas // DP Nicolas Loir

 

Advertising Excellence:

Apple “Another Birthday” // Dir. Goh Iromoto //  DP Chris Lew

 

Advertising Excellence/Campaign:

Amazon Prime “Separation” // Dir. Michael Spiccia // DP Chris Blauvelt

 

Production:

Travis Scott “Sirens” // Dir. Canada // DP Tim Lorentzén

 

AICP NEXT AWARDS

Branded Content & Entertainment: Standalone/Single Execution:

Geico “Legend of the Lizard” // Dir. David Shafei // PD Melisa Myers

 

Social:

Texas A&M x Rellis “Tomorrow is a Big Day” // Dir. JB Carlin // DP MacGregor

BOY KILLS WORLD – NOW IN THEATERS

BOY KILLS WORLD from director Moritz Mohr smashes into theaters! Lionsgate opens the film today, produced by Raimi Productions & Vertigo Entertainment.

When his family is killed, a deaf man named Boy escapes to the jungle, where he is trained by a mysterious mentor to enact vengeance on the murderers. Bill Skarsgård (It, Barbarian) stars as ‘Boy’ and H. Jon Benjamin (Archer, Bob’s Burgers) as the voice of Boy’s inner mologue.

Boy is joined by a maniacal, zany cast of characters played by the likes of Michelle Dockery, Brett Gilman, Sharlto Copley, and more.

Peter Matjasko lensed the action-packed feature, which premiered at the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival.

Now in theaters nationwide!

CHALLENGERS – NOW IN THEATRES

Luca Guadagnino’s long-awaited film CHALLENGERS finally hits theaters!

Zendaya produces and stars as Tashi Duncan, alongside Josh O’Conner (The Crown) and Mike Faist (West Side Story) in this romantic sports comedy-drama.

Tashi is a former tennis prodigy turned coach, whose strategy to redeem her husband’s losing streak takes an unexpected twist when he must face off against his former best friend, who is also Tashi’s former boyfriend.

The production design of “Challengers” was crafted by Merissa Lombardo.

The hotly anticipated film finally hits theaters nationwide, today, April 26th 2024.

 

 

THE BIG DOOR PRIZE – SEASON 2 NOW STREAMING

Get ready to return to Deerfield as its citizens continue to grapple with their mysterious destiny-predicting machine in THE BIG DOOR PRIZE S2.

In its first season, THE BIG DOOR PRIZE – from Emmy Award-winning creator David West Read – introduced us to Dusty (Chris O’Dowd), Cass (Gabrielle Dennis), and more as they grappled with the discovery of a machine in their local grocery store that is seemingly able to predict the “life potential” of those who consult it.

In season two, the small town is once again left questioning what they thought they knew about their lives, relationships, potentials and about the machine – Morpho – itself.

Colin Wilkes designed the costumes for the series, hailed as “thought-provoking,” “hilarious” and “one of the best comedy debuts in years.” The show is based on the novel by M. O. Walsh, and produced by Skydance Television and Studio Dragon for Apple Studios.

Season 2 premieres April 24th, 2024, with new episodes Wednesdays on Apple TV+.

UNDER THE BRIDGE – NOW STREAMING

UNDER THE BRIDGE is a new true-crime drama miniseries based on the best-selling book by Rebecca Godfrey. Quinn Shepherd adapted the series for the screen, with executive producers Samir Mehta and Liz Tigelaar for Hulu.

The series investigates the murder of Reena Virk, the 14-year-old daughter of Indian immigrants, who was drowned by teenage bullies in British Columbia in 1997. The investigation and subsequent case were a pivotal moment in the fight over the violence against women in Canada.

Riley Keough portrays the author, Godfrey, as she delves into the secrets of a group of young girls accused of the murder. She is joined in her investigation by a local police officer, played by recent Oscar-nominee Lily Gladstone.

Minka Farthing-Kohl shot episodes 3, 4, 6, and 8 with director Quinn Shephard. Episodes 1 and 2 are now steaming!

 

SUGAR – NOW STREAMING

SUGAR, the new Apple TV+ series was created by Mark Protosevich, with executive producer Simon Kinberg.

Colin Farrell stars as Private Investigator John Sugar in a “genre-blending contemporary take on the private detective story set in Los Angeles.”

Sugar is an enigmatic P.I., struggling with personal demons while investigating his newest case: the disappearance of a Hollywood producers’ beloved granddaughter. A menagerie of interesting subjects joins him on this caper – played by the likes of Amy Ryan, James Cromwell, Anna Gunn, and more.

Richard Rutkowski, ASC shot episodes 3, 4, and 7 with director Adam Arkin. The first two episodes, “Olivia” and “These People, These Places” are now streaming.

Episode 3, “Shibuya Crossing” drops April 12th, 2024, only on Apple TV+.

69th David Di Donatello Awards – Nominations Announced

The David Di Donatello Awards return with their 69th edition of the storied ceremony. The Academy of Italian Cinema presents the honors each year for achievement in film, in what is the Italian equivalent of the Academy Awards.

Grandi congratulazioni ai nostri clienti nominati!

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IO CAPITANO – directed by Matteo Garrone

Production Design by Dimitri Capuani

Nominated, Best Production Design; 15 nominations in total, including Best Film and Best Director.

COMANDANTE – directed by Edoardo De Angelis

Costume Design by Massimo Cantini Parrini

Nominated, Best Costume; 9 nominations in total, including Best Producer and Best Actor in a Leading Role.