News stories: Wilder
Friday Night Double Bill
Friday night saw a double-bill screening for Wilder's latest short film 'The Pitch', directed by John Hardwick, alongside feature documentary 'Follow The Money', produced by Dukes of Hackney Productions in association with Wilder. It was a great evening with the two films being very well received by an invited audience of 150 friends, cast, crew & Kickstarter backers. Both films are now being readied for the festival circuit.
Wilder Working On 1960s Film With Michael Caine
All of the team at Wilder are thrilled to be working on a new feature documentary about the 1960s, featuring Michael Caine.
Wilder are creating all the graphic sequences to be included in the film, in addition to the opening and closing credits. The as yet untitled film is due for cinema release in 2015.
Filming Completed On ‘The Pitch’
We have finished filming our short film 'The Pitch', a dark comedy about a desperate confrontation between a self-satisfied producer played by Justin Edwards (The Thick Of It, Respectable) and a wannabe scriptwriter played by Richard Glover (Sightseers, A Field In England).
Scripted by comedy writers Will Maclean & Marc Haynes (Man Stroke Woman, Shaun The Sheep, Celebrity Juice) and shot by Wilder favourites, director John Hardwick and DOP Damian Daniel.
Check out our Facebook page for for some behind the scenes photos & we will keep you posted on the edit.
Is it a bin? Is it rolling pin?... No, it’s our new Mac Pro!
Cue drum roll. Wilder are excited to announce the arrival of the latest generation Apple Mac Pro in our edit suite. In-house editor David Edwards describes this latest Wilder purchase as a state-of-the-art, post-production workstation which boast 3.5GHz 6 core processor with 16GB memory, Dual AMD FirePro D700 GPU with 6GB of GDDR5 VRAM... However, in-house creative Chris Chalklen simply says it's small, shiny and beautiful.
Whichever way you want to describe this latest 'Wunderkind' from Apple, we think it's a great addition to our in-house post-production capability and are already putting it through it's paces on our own short film 'The Pitch', three digital ads for Agency TMW and a series of graphic sequences for feature doc 'Follow The Money'.
World Economic Forum Film
2014 started early at Wilder with a request from one of our clients to produce a brand new film for a seminar at The World Economic Forum in Davos on January 22nd. The event titled 'The Power Of Discovery' was hosted by Saudi Aramco's CEO Khalid Al-Falih and featured a presentation by Dr Charles Elachi, who as Director of Jet Propulsion at Nasa oversaw last year’s successful 'Curiosity' Rover landing on Mars. Wilder worked closely with Saudi Aramco to produce a new script, voice-over, live-action shoot and graphics in record time to use alongside existing assets to create a bespoke film for the event. Everyone was extremely pleased with the end result and the film debuted last night to an audience of key political and financial leaders from around the world.
Shell ‘Ideas 360’
One of the worlds leading energy suppliers, Shell, asked us to produce a film to promote Ideas360 - a global student and graduate competition that they sponsor to find the innovators of the future. The film embraces a ‘Video Diary’ format from the view point of two students, documenting their journey throughout the competition.
Over 2 days we filmed at various locations around London, and the (not so sunny) Sussex coast doubling for the Caribbean! Using only a Go-Pro and Handi-cam with minimal crew helped give the film the raw, energetic style Shell were looking for.
Check out our Facebook page for more behind the scenes photos.
Wilder Wins GOLD at Cannes
We are delighted to have won Gold at 2013 Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards for the interactive film “First2AMillion", produced for The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP).
The film follows a group of teens in their battle to be the first to a million views for their increasingly outrageous films and explores the issues they face when losing control of content online. The interactive film allows viewers to choose what the characters do next, demonstrating to teenagers how easy it is to make the wrong choices online.
The education team from CEOP & the THINKUKNOW campaign took the film on tour, visiting schools across the UK and discussing the issues it raised and the response from students and teachers was overwhelmingly positive;
Alice Hine, a teacher from London, said that “it was a fantastic film and the students were really engaged in the interactive nature, keen to get their opinions across and interested to find out what was going to happen".
The film was judged a great success by CEOP and has gone on to be endorsed by children's charities and police forces across the country. Check out the campaign website: www.thinkuknow.co.uk
Motion Graphics Reel 2013
Welcome to this new montage showcasing the best Motion Graphics, Animation, Kinetic Typography & VFX from recent Wilder productions. Over the last three months, due to high demand we have; updated & expanded our existing edit suite, created a brand new FCP workstation, added a render farm & created a new online archive with Cloud Backup.
But of course all this new kit is nothing without people to operate it and so the Wilder team now includes an in-house editor, David Edwards, with two years motion graphics experience, who joins our existing animator & creative thinker Chris Chalklen. Of course we still bring in the very best freelance editors and animators to work on projects when required, but our new kit & in-house team have already created great work for satisfied clients at KPMG, Shell & Tesco.
Wilder On Location Filming New TV Commercial
We have just completed filming a new commercial for the National Shingles Immunisation Programme. The film which was commissioned by Keith Hardy at Bedgebury was directed by John Hardwick, shot by DOP Catherine Derry and is currently in post-production due for broadcast nationwide from mid September.
Check out our Facebook page for more photos.
Saudi Aramco ‘Shaping Tomorrow’
Wilder fought off tough competition to win this pitch for a major new brand film, for arguably the world’s most valuable company, Saudi Aramco. With reserves amounting to a 5th of all the oil in the world and the 4th largest natural gas reserves, the company has a value well over double that of its closest rival Apple.
Using a combination of sophisticated SFX & stunning cinematography this new film projects into a future where Saudi Aramco, acknowledging the worlds ever growing needs, has realised its ambition to become a world-leading petrochemical as well as an Oil & Gas company.
Director: Robert Butcher
Producer: Greg Hobden
Writer: Peter Dunkley
DOP: Stuart Luck
Exec Producer: Richard Batty
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