AN ENGLISHMAN, IRISHMAN AND SCOTSMAN GOT TRAPPED IN A JOKE…
Check out this Wilder produced trailer for The Joke - a new play from Perrier comedy award winner Will Adamsdale - exploring jokes and why we tell them, countries and why we need (and despair of) them, and life and why we bother. And tic tacs.
Directed by Wilder creative in residence John Hardwick, edited by our very own Matt Hunt and commissioned by Fuel Theatre - the show is currently on tour & due to play for 2 weeks at Camden People's Theatre from May 17th.
Wilder Up 18 Places In Televisual’s Top 50 Survey
We’re thrilled to have jumped 18 places in Televisual’s 2016 Corporate Top 50 Survey which now places Wilder at 15th! Last year was certainly a busy & exciting one for us, with films for Lebara, NASA, Beanstalk, Bentley & Aramco, alongside an award-winning feature documentary and our short film 'The Pitch'.
The Pitch - Our Latest Short Film Watch It Here!
We are delighted to announce that our short film The Pitch, directed by John Hardwick and starring Richard Glover, Justin Edwards and Jessica Ellerby, has concluded its festival run and is now available to view and share.
So if you weren’t lucky enough to catch it at London Short Film Festival, Palm Springs, Sapporo International, New York or any of the other festival screenings then you can watch it above.
We really hope you like it and please do share it with everyone you know.
Thanks again to everyone who helped make it –
From all of us at Wilder
Wilder Produce New Volunteer Recruitment Film - Ellie’s Story
We’re proud to have again worked with UK literacy charity Beanstalk, to produce a new film to encourage volunteers to sign up to become reading helpers.
The short animation illustrates the experience of Beanstalk volunteer, Louise Sutton, told in her own words, and 8 year old Ellie, as they work hard to improve not only Ellie's literacy level, but her confidence too.
Ginny Lunn, Beanstalk’s CEO, says “A huge thank you from me. It’s so fantastic to have done this for us. It’ll be such a boost in our recruitment. Great start to the year.”
Bentley: The First Bentayga Off The Production Line
Following a last minute request from Bentley, Wilder created a short film to be used on social media to celebrate the historic first Bentayga SUV, as it rolled off the production line at Bentley’s factory in Crewe.
The Bentayga, billed as the world's first truly luxury SUV, signifies a massive investment for Bentley, but with orders in excess of 3,600, it is on target to become their most successful model to date.
Wilder regular Simon Baker stepped up and the film was shot, edited and delivered in three days.
Watch it here.
Follow The Money: An Interview with the Directors
Follow The Money, winner of Best Documentary Feature at the Louisville Film Festival, was the subject of an interview with directors John Hardwick and Ben Unwin, alongside writer Steve Boggan for the highly respected Independent Film Website Moviescope.
Also, Steve's new book Gold Fever about the latest Californian Gold Rush has been published to rave reviews including a recent BBC Radio Book of the Week.
Check out the interview here.
NASA STS 51-G Space Shuttle - 30th Anniversary Film
Wilder were thrilled to get the opportunity to work with NASA to produce a film to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Space Shuttle Flight STS 51-G.
One of a series of vital missions that helped pave the way for the remarkable achievements to follow in space exploration. Flight STS 51-G is also remembered for the excitement created throughout the Middle-East with the inclusion of the first Arab, the first Muslim and the first member of a royal family in space. Prince Sultan Salman Al Saud, the crews payload specialist.
The film was a highlight of a 30th Anniversary event at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, bringing together the original Shuttle crew alongside a VIP audience of scientists and dignitaries, in front of the actual Space Shuttle Discovery.
Final Stages For Sir Michael Caine Feature Documentary
Over the last year, Wilder have been creating a series of graphic sequences for an ambitious feature documentary about the cultural revolution of 1960s London, presented by Sir Michael Caine. It draws from over 1000 hours of amazing archive, together with 50+ interviews with the likes of Sir Paul McCartney, Roger Daltrey, Marianne Faithful, Twiggy, and many others.
There's still the monumental task of clearing all of the iconic footage, stills and music before the final online and grade - so it's too early to announce a UK release date, but of course we'll keep you posted.
Sure ‘Dry Run’ Digital Campaign
We've just completed an interactive film for the world's leading deodorant, Sure, directed by Jason Edwards. Working with our friends at TMW Unlimited we created an interactive 'mock' interview pitching the viewer against intimidating ex-Dragon, Kelly Hoppen. The film forms a central part of The Sure Dry Run - 'Can you handle the pressure?' campaign, currently running across all Sure's social media.
Follow The Money at Los Angeles Film Review 2015
‘Follow The Money’, a micro-budget feature co-produced by Wilder, received an honourable mention for Best Documentary at the LA Film Review 2015, and was selected by Film London to screen as part of the London Screenings event at the BFI.
We congratulate filmmakers John Hardwick, Ben Unwin, Steve Boggan, and everyone else who was involved in the film. Please do check out the trailer here.
Congratulations also to all the cast & crew of our short film, ‘The Pitch’, following its first international screening at the prestigious Palm Springs International Film Festival.