Binge watching is killing the credits – this man is here to save them

Words by Martin de Fleurian, co-founder, House of Greenland   – What do Banksy, Guillermo del Toro and American surrealist Don Hertzfeldt have in common? They’ve all directed the opening credits to The Simpsons, demonstrating that the pull of the famous couch gag can attract some of the biggest creative names.  But with binge culture taking … Read more

December 2021: Interstitial time

We seem to live in constantly interstitial time now, always in the wake of “defining events”- until the next set of befores and afters comes along.   Hence, just when we thought we’d figured out how best to live with the prevalence of the Delta variant, here comes Omicron, discovered and travelling the world, all since our last column.  “Interstitial time” ain’t what it used to … Read more

Mike Eley BSC “Works Of Heart”

Works Of Heart President’s Perspective / Mike Eley BSC Works Of Heart President’s Perspective / Mike Eley BSC The greatest film ever made? For much of the twentieth century it was universally acknowledged to be Citizen Kane. And in the making of that classic, Orson Welles recognised the essential truth of cinema by paying Gregg … Read more

Dan Laustsen DFF / The Shape of Water

Brotherly Love Dan Laustsen DFF / The Shape of Water Brotherly Love Dan Laustsen DFF / The Shape of Water BY: Trevor Hogg Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth ) collaborated with Danish cinematographer Dan Laustsen DFF (Brotherhood of the Wolf ) on his English language debut Mimic  in 1997 where genetically enhanced cockroaches … Read more

October 2017:
Invention and Re-invention

Invention and Re-Invention Across The Pond / Mark London Williams Invention & Re-Invention Across The Pond / Mark London Williams   “It all used to be countryside around here,” Leonard Chapman tells us, pointing to the surrounding factories, stores, railroad sidings and lumber yards in the industrial area of North Hollywood where Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment … Read more

Guillermo Navarro AMC ASC / Pacific Rim

Alien Attack Guillermo Navarro AMC, ASC / Pacific Rim Alien Attack Guillermo Navarro AMC, ASC / Pacific Rim BY: Bob Fisher Pacific Rim  takes audiences on a journey to a dark time in the future of humanity, when huge alien monsters called ‘Kaiju’ rise to the surface of the earth from deep under the ocean. … Read more

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