WOACA Productions Ltd

Twickenham Film Studios welcomed WOACA productions Ltd this December for their shoot filmed on stage 3.

The producer, Paula McGann writes:

“The support that the Twickenham team has shown us over the last few months has been nothing short of fantastic. We are overwhelmed with their generosity, their kindness and their passion for filmmaking. We were honoured when they agreed to support and have our film at Studio 3. The Twickenham team went above and beyond for us and we cannot thank them enough. We are so happy to have nurtured this relationship with that team and long may it continue”

His Dark Materials

‘His Dark Materials’ based on Philip Pullman’s trilogy of the same name aired on BBC one and is available now on BBC i-player

Studio 3 hosted pick up shots for the show and welcomed Andrew Scott within the walls of Twickenham Film Studios.

Scott joins the extensive list of stars to visit TFS including Tom Cruise, Uma Thurman, Sir Michael Caine, Richard and Sir David Attenborough and Stormzy to name just a few!

I Wanna Dance With Somebody

Twickenham Film Studio were delighted to support ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’s’ VFX team with their reviews in our Preview Theatre.

Directed by Kasi Lemmons, the biopic recounts the life of one of the greatest R&B Pop Vocalists of all time, Whitney Houston. Available to watch in cinemas!

TFS Appoints New Joint MDs

Twickenham Film Studios appoint Andrew Boswell and Superna Sethi as Joint Managing Directors.

TFS RETURN

Andrew previously worked at Twickenham as Commercial Director and then interim MD between 2016-2020, overseeing all commercial activities during a period of sustained growth for the studios. Boswell joins from Lip Sync Post, where he was Commercial Director. His new role will see him tasked with growing revenue across the company’s production, digital dailies, post-production and financing businesses. 

Andrew Boswell,
“I am thrilled to be returning to the much-loved and world-renowned Twickenham Film Studios with its fantastic blend of historic stages and world-class post-production facilities, and to be re-teaming with Sunny Vohra and Roger Sewell on the new board. I am looking forward to working closely with colleagues old and new to enhance the Twickenham client experience whilst improving the commerciality of the business.”     

Chairman of  Twickenham Film Studios, Sunny Vohra,
“We are delighted to welcome Andrew back to Twickenham. He brings back a wealth of knowledge and experience in the industry alongside Superna Sethi, a business partner and co-founder of Manhattan Properties, coming to Twickenham as Joint MD. Together, we are aiming to take the studio back to the forefront of UK film and TV production.”

Welcome to the #HomeForFilmmakers, Andrew and Superna.

 

Crossfire available on BBC iPlayer

Keeley Hawes‘ tense new thriller Crossfire is now streaming on BBC One and BBC iPlayer, with Twickenham Film Studios having played a pivotal role in the show’s production.

CROSSFIRE

A story of survival and resilience, Crossfire is an edge-of-your-seat nail-biting thriller yet also emotional, intimate and relatable. With the unsuspecting holidaymakers and hotel staff forced to make monumental split-second life or death decisions, the consequences will linger long after the final shots are fired.

TFS CONTRIBUTION

We’re proud to have been involved with the making of this TV mini series. Twickenham Film Studios production spaces were used for script read throughs and TFS Studio 2 was used for pick up shots. Our very own Runner, Bronwyn, also helped on set. Have you seen it yet? #HomeForFilmmakers

A Gaza Weekend Wins at TIFF

We are over the moon A Gaza Weekend won the International Film Critics Award at the Toronto International Film Festival 2022.

A GAZA WEEKEND

A Gaza Weekend is a British-Palestinian comedy film, directed by Basil Khalil, released in 2022. Stephen Mangan and Mouna Hawa star as Michael and Keren, a British-Israeli couple who are trying to take refuge in the Gaza Strip after the accidental release of a dangerous virus from a scientific research lab in Israel has ironically made Gaza the safest place to be due to the blockade of the region.

TFS COLLABORATION

Many of our team were involved with the making of the film including Tim Cavagin and Filipe Pereira (who worked on the mixing in Theatre 1), and Vanessa Taylor (who was a DI Colourist for the project). Twickenham Film Studios also provided the DI Grade, Mastering, QC and Final Deliverables. Be sure to watch it and let us know what you think.

Look Both Ways released on Netflix

Look Both Ways, the new romantic comedy drama, directed by Wanuri Kahiu with script by April Prosser, came out this month on Netflix.

LOOK BOTH WAYS

Lili Reinhart stars as Natalie, a young woman whose life diverges into two different paths on the night of her college graduation.

In one life, she becomes pregnant and must navigate motherhood as a young adult in her hometown and in the other she moves to LA to pursue her career.

In both journeys, Natalie experiences life-changing love, pursues her dream career as an artist, and rediscovers herself.

TFS SOUND HERITAGE

It was an absolute pleasure to work on this project, with Sound Mix by Craig Irving and Will Miller undertaken in Twickenham Film Studio’s very own Theatre 2.

Watch the trailer below!

Thirteen Lives trailer comes out

release announced

Directed by Ron Howard, Thirteen Lives is inspired by true events which took place in 2018. The story follows the rescue mission of a group of young boys and their football coach in Thailand, when they get trapped in an underground system of caves that are flooding.

The cast features Viggo Mortensen as Richard Stanton, Colin Farrell as John Volanthen, Joel Edgerton as Richard Harris, an anaesthetist, and Sukollawat Kanarot as Saman Kunan.

Thirteen Lives is being released in selected theatres on 29 July and on Prime Video on 5 August.

Work carried out from tfs

The feature is a project led by Oliver Tarney’s sound crew, based at Twickenham Film Studios, with Sound Supervisors Oliver Tarney and Rachael Tate.

The FX mix was carried out in Theatre 1 and the Nearfield Mix was carried out in Theatre 4, with Will Miller as Mixer and Dan Turner as Mix Tech.

Foley was recorded in Theatre 3 with Adam Méndez as Foley Mixer and Oli Ferris and Sue Harding as Foley Artists.

Watch THIRTEEN LIVES Trailer

My Policeman trailer released

My Policeman, directed by Michael Grandage, is due to be released in selected theatres on 21 October and on Prime Video on 4 November.

My Policeman, starring Harry Styles

Starring Emma Corrin as Marion, David Dawson as Patrick Hazelwood, and Harry Styles as Tom Burgess, the story explores forbidden love and changing social conventions.

The film tells the tale of three young people – policeman Tom, teacher Marion and museum curator Patrick – as they embark on an emotional journey in 1950s Britain.

Flashing forward to the 1990s, the characters look back on regret, with one last chance to repair the damage of the past.

Based on the book by Bethan Roberts, My Policeman takes you on a visually transporting and heart-stopping journey of history, freedom and forgiveness.

Twickenham Film Studios, home to the production

The team used TFS as their headquarters for their production offices, art department, costume and props. TFS’s Supervising Sound Editor Dan Morgan was the Dialogue Editor on this feature release as well as Co-Supervising Sound Editor along with Ian Wilson.

Watch the trailer below!

Top Gun Maverick makes its Cannes Festival debut

Top Gun Maverick release date

Paramount Pictures has originally scheduled to release the film in July 2019. However, the date was moved several times to allow the re-filming of some flight sequences, but also due to the COVID-19 pandemic and tight schedules.

The film had its world premiere at CinemaCon on 28 April 2022 and a screening at the Cannes Film Festival on May 18 in an Official Selection Screening. It was one of the most awaited events of the festival with a star-studded premiere of the film. The Patrouille de France flew over the festival as the crew and actors were on the red carpet, and Tom Cruise received an Honorary Palme d’Or ahead of the screening.

Today is also the 72nd Royal Film Performance™ and UK premiere of Top Gun: Maverick in the UK. Every Royal Film Performance™ raises money for the Film and TV Charity, going towards supporting those behind-the-scenes.

Top Gun: Maverick is scheduled to be released in the UK on 25 May 2022.

Top Gun Maverick Story

After 30 years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete Mitchell is where he belongs – pioneering as a brave test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him.

He finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a special mission and encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), the son of Maverick’s late friend.

Facing an uncertain future and confronting ghosts of the past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it.

all-star cast

The film features an all-star cast, including Tom Cruise as Captain Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, test pilot and flight instructor, Jennifer Connelly as Penelope “Penny” Benjamin, Maverick’s new love interest and Miles Teller as Lieutenant Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw, a pilot in the mission training group.

HOLD MY HAND, top gun music

Lady Gaga released ‘Hold My Hand’, set to feature on the upcoming Tom Cruise film, due out in cinemas on 27 May.

top gun Maverick Sound mix at tfs

The final Sound Mix for Top Gun: Maverick was carried out in TFS Theatre 1 by Chris Burdon and Mark Taylor with Harry Jones, Will Miller and Tom Melling as Mix Techs.

Led by Oscar-nominated Sound Supervisor, James Mather, the Soundbyte Studios Editorial team used their base at the TFS creative campus to create a dynamic and epic Mix for this long-awaited summer blockbuster.

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