closing title sequence for the feature film, the song of sway lake.
we met director ari gold at a party on his rooftop. in discussions about his forthcoming new film he revealed he was looking for a title sequence. sharing a love for the filmed title sequences of saul bass, we agreed to stay and touch and discuss things further. a few weeks later producer alexandra byer, cinematographer shabier kirchner and i found ourselves upstate filming by a lake. not long after that were cutting the sequence you see here into the film. the piece combines almost every aspect of what we do as a company, from record cover design through to film direction.
music video for the nashville-based band, the protomen
executive producer john la valle approached us with idea of making a film of a section of the protomen's second record, act II. the band chose light up the night as the song, and we approached collaborator matt sundin to co-direct the project with us. development of the project took some years and the end result you can see here. a testament to the band and everyone else involved, the film pays homage to many of the things that inspired us to do the work we do today, whilst delivering a particularly serendipitous socio-political commentary.
teaser trailer for the short film, light up the night.
here's the trailer for the forthcoming short film we co-directed for the protomen. teaming up with matt sundin again and continuing our fruitful collaboration with the protomen, the film is the result of years of work developing a very particular science fiction universe for a very particular band. the film is now playing at festivals and will be out in the not too distant future.
teaser trailer for the playstation game, lone survivor
lone survivor creator jasper byrne asked us to cut a trailer for the playstation 'director's cut' release of the game. it's been 18 years since we last worked with jasper - we used to make games with him in our teens - so this marked a special occasion. enlising the help of jonathan bates of big black delta, we cut a trailer using original music previously unheard to fans of the game. embracing the twin peaks-style themes in the game and treating it very much like a trailer for a david lynch film, the result has been widely considered by fans to mark a change in the typical video game trailer aesthetic.
artwork for 65daysofstatic's film soundtrack, silent running.
in 2010 the glasgow film festival asked 65daysofstatic if they were interested in re-scoring a film of their choosing. the band, always interested in the idea of scoring films, accepted and chose the 1970s science fiction cult classic, silent running. the success of the score lead them to perform it live at various festivals throughout 2011 and finally record it in the studio for release.
the band approached us in the summer, asking that we might put together a poster and a record cover of some description for the release. it was similarly an incredible opportunity that was by no means lost on us. the poster was in many ways a direct reference to the film, as discussed here. the final record sleeve you see to the left was something quite different, and you can read more about that here.
site for the new-york-based property broker, michael bolla.
this has been one of our more long-form projects & much like thomasnewbolt.com it has really tested our abilities on a number of new design fronts. the brief was to translate into website form everything that michael bolla & his company luxury lofts & homes have come to stand for during their 15 year existence. michael showed us the kind of sites he was into & we ultimately chose to design the site in flash in order to capture the company's very personal & non-corporate approach. furthermore his passion for yoga, beautiful spaces & subtle, elegant design have all come to the fore on this project in a manner that's translated very well into some satisfying web design. much like the stationery set we designed for him, this site has a lightness, grace & elegance that contrasts well with the world of luxury realty.
full screen flash technology
flash driven GUI
streaming mp3 audio
coordinate driven property location mapping system
database driven content with html & php driven backend