The week we get a first look at that Project, Power (17.07.20)

Project Power

This fiery first trailer for Project Power has our attention. The sci-fi thriller directed by duo Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost – who previously co-directed films Catfish and Paranormal Activity 3, hits Netflix on August 14th.

This has been a big project for the film teams in both LDN and MTL and we’re very excited to see it all come to life.

The film’s posters were also unveiled this week.

Welcome Mack, Donald’s

The. Mac. is. back. The LDN advertising team did some clean up and colour grade on this commercial which captures the excitement of the good people awaiting their first McDonald’s after lockdown. The ad was shot under social distancing guidelines and makes great use of user-generated content. 

BAFTA Craft Awards

The BAFTA Craft awards are set to be announced tonight at 7pm BST, for which we are nominated for our work on His Dark Materials.

Hosted by Stephen Mangan, the announcement will be available for anyone to watch live via their Youtube channel or their Facebook page. So, tune in and good luck!


Bear good, bruv

From Paddington and Pooh to Total and Iorek, Ian Failes of Before & Afters has meticulously tracked all the loveable furry friends we’ve created over the years – huge thanks to all the artists who contributed. Read the article here.

Broadcast Post-Production Diversity Survey

Head of Talent, Film, Amy Smith and Head of HR, Anne-Marie Gough (UK) spoke to Broadcast Magazine for its post-production diversity survey about how we promote diversity within our teams and the steps we’re taking to further this even more. Read here.

You’ve been [Framed]

This girl can D-A-N-C-E; she’s got 15 years of dance training behind her and she’s worked on numerous award-winning Framestore VR projects. Read more about VFX and Immersive Producer, PJ Stegall here.


Simon Bourne graded this latest spot for the Royal Navy, directed by award-winning director Greg Hackett.

In Other News

Interested in combating climate change?

CHOOSE LIFE is an empowering call for Climate Change action, written and commissioned by Project Everyone, a non-profit organisation led by Richard Curtis.  The voice over in the film is inspired by the iconic opening scene of Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting and will also feature Iggy Pop’s iconic ‘Lust for Life’ soundtrack. RSA director Adam Smith has an ambitious vision for the film: (DECK_&_SCRIPT) that relies on getting incredible material.

As members of APA, we’ve been invited to contribute to the Choose Life project through submissions of footage, photographs, animation and art that they can use for the campaign. Maybe it’s a student film, a personal project, a series of photographs, a performance, a home movie or cutting room floor trimmings from a massive movie, or anything that evokes the overarching tone.

If you would like to contribute in any way please send your submissions to RSA producer Emma Cairns

Read more on the project HERE.

Need a bit of heart-warming news?

National hero, Captain Tom Moore who raised more than 30mill for the NHS will be receiving his knighthood from the Queen for his gallant efforts. Damn-straight.

That’s it for this week – catch you next time!