GLADBECK 'THE HOSTAGE CRISIS'
Gladbeck, Germany, August 1988: Two gangsters rob a bank, take two bank employees hostage and embark on an odyssey across West Germany. As the hours turn into days they hijack a bus carrying almost thirty passengers.The police lose control of the situation while reporters get a whiff of a sensation and inject themselves into a crime that blossoms into a media event. For three days, the eyes and ears of the entire country are glued to live television, live radio and newspapers – and before it’s all over, three innocent people are dead.
GLADBECK:THE HOSTAGE CRISIS tells this gripping story exclusively using archive materials, including news, live reports, telephone recordings and amateur recordings made over the three days of the hostage rampage.The film is an unsparing look at the moment when news became merchandise and crime became spectacle - it marks the beginning of an era that persists today.
Time Based Arts helped in the development of the project with Film Five. We went on to design the visual identity of the film and build an analog pipeline to allow us to bring the authentic textures of the period to all of the graphical content. We also onlined and graded the project providing full picture post.
Riz Ahmed 'The Long Goodbye'
This will knock you for six! Somesuch director Aneil Karia has made a name for himself creating visceral and arresting films and this is no exception. Actor and musician Riz Ahmed's new album deals with big issues and this goes from suburban mundane to post apocalyptic very quickly. Shortlisted for a live action short film 2022 Academy Award - this clearly speaks to a global audience.
Rising Phoenix is the latest feature documentary from film makers Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui, and our most recent collaboration. Having directed the BAFTA nominated portrait ‘McQueen’ in 2018, the duo have turned their attentions to the Paralympic Movement. The film charts the turbulent history of the Paralympic Games from its inception to the global pageant of London and Rio. It features several of the participants and their inspiring personal journeys to becoming elite athletes. It is a beautifully crafted and powerful documentary with an important message of human endeavour and achievement at its core.
Rising Phoenix is the second film that Time Based Arts has completed full picture post on. Conform, grade and a host of 2D, 3D and design work add to the spectacle of the story. Look out for the ancient statues depicting each of the athletes that feature in the film.
Sound design by our dear friend Will Cohen at String and Tins.
The film premieres on Netflix on the 26th August and celebrates the Olympic spirit in a week that would have seen us enjoying the drama of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
Simone rekindles his long standing relationship with director Tom Harper and Cinematographer George Steel.
Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne star as socialite adventurer and scientist in search of discovering the unknown mysteries of the weather. The epic film takes place in realtime with the protagonists flying higher than any man or woman has ever been, pushing them to the limits of human endeavour.
Graded at Company 3 with big thanks to the whole team there.
As we entered lockdown the BBC commissioned a new series of Alan Bennett's Talking Heads including two new scripts.
Directed by some of the UK's leading Theatre Directors and shot by Zac Nicholson, Simone graded all 12 films.
They can all be found on the BBC Iplayer
War and Peace - BBC Worldwide
War and Peace is Leo Tolstoys epic saga set in Russia in 1805, on the brink of Napoleons invasion.
Tom Harper (The Woman In Black 2, Scouting Book for Boys, This Is England '86) directed the six and a half hour long series for the BBC and Weinstein Group.
Simone had worked with Tom and the cinematographer George Steel on a number of projects previously, including War Book, Black Mirror and Peaky Blinders. Their collaboration on this has resulted in glowing reviews across the board and is being broadcast on BBC1 from January 3rd 2016 and the A&E Network in the US on 18th January 2016. The series will also be available for BBC Worldwide.
Peaky Blinders Series 3
Simone headed back to Birmingham for his third season of grading Peaky Blinders. Following on from his Televisual Grade of the Year for the first series, he has evolved the grade as the director and cinematographer has changed with each season.
This time it’s the fantastic Laurie Rose known for his collaborations with Ben Wheatley. And as if having Cillian Murphy and Tom Hardy wasn’t enough they’ve also added Paddy Considine to the mix. Snoop Dogg is a big fan and praise doesn’t come much higher than that.