SYNOPSIS: Rome, 1983. After leaving a music lesson, 15-year-old Emanuela Orlandi vanishes — embroiling the Vatican in a decades-long mystery. Between falsified evidence and alleged tracks, Emmy winner director Mark Lewis (former author of “Don’t F**k with Cats”) analyses what we know so far in this new Netflix original docu-series.
AWARDS:Nominee, BAFTA TV Awards 2023, Best Factual Series
HIGHLIGHTS: The series had a significant social impact, leading to the Italian Parliament and the Vatican reopening their investigations into the disappearance of Emanuela Orlandi. This demonstrates the powerful influence of the series on both public opinion and government actions, highlighting its role in bringing attention to an important case and potentially uncovering new information.
FORMAT: Feature documentary, 1 x 52′, HD. Please have a look at the trailer and feel free to get in touch to request a copy of the full episode.
COMMISIONER: History Channel
PRODUCTION COMPANY: TVF International
SYNOPSIS: This groundbreaking historical documentary investigates, for the first time, the epic struggle between China and Japan during the second world war and its long-lasting effects in modern China and beyond. Based on the acclaimed book, Forgotten Ally, by renowned China expert Rana Mitter, the film combines eye witness testimony with rare archive footage and stunning animated reconstructions. An emotional, eye-opening journey that re-writes history as we know it.
HIGHLIGHTS: Creating breathing space in a sequence while at the same time summarising 8 years of human suffering in just 52 minutes.
SYNOPSIS: Set in the British seaside, Beautiful in the Morning is a coming of age story about Marielle, an 18 years old girl who during the summer travels to her family country house to reconnect with the women in her family, only for them to be torn apart by an intrusive stranger.
FILM PREMIERE: Los Angeles Femme Int’l Film Festival, Official Selection
Winner, Sochi International Film Festival, Special Jury Prize and Best Cinematography
Winner, London Int’l Motion Picture Awards for Janine Birkett (Best Uk Actress), Jack Loy (Best Uk Actor), Mark Wingett (Best supporting Actor).
Finalist, Los Angeles Femme Int’l Film Festival, Best Feature Writer (Flavia Casà).
Nominee, Top Indie Film Awards for Best Feature, Best Cinematography and Best Music.
Special Mention at Unrestricted View Film Festival.
HIGHLIGHTS: The late editing sessions with the director, discussing passionately on how to represent realistically the emotional world of an 18 years old.
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Jungle Creations and Baldwin&
SYNOPSIS: In 2010, U.S. Sergeant J.D. Williams was leading a small recon team in Afghanistan when an IED detonated directly underneath him. J.D. was badly injured but survived. And when back home, he found a way to challenge himself again.
The film was featured on Muse by Clio Magazine. Please read the full review here
HIGHLIGHTS: Being inspired by J.D. story of resilience and superation. And when a message is so meaningful, cutting it down to just 4 minutes proves quite challenging.
SYNOPSIS: The Dry Cleaner is a contemporary short spy film about the moral dilemma of agent recruitment. British Intelligence officer George Collins makes contact with Middle Eastern student Lydia, who at her university knows members of a revolutionary group called the FKA. George tries to persuade Lydia to work with him and provide information. Will Lydia spy on her friends in Britain or will she leave George out in the cold?
The film is currently in development with the same characters as a feature film. Shot in London on Red Epic.
HonourableMention at SpyFlix Film festival
Official Selection at London Lift Off Festival, The British Short Film Awards, New York Independent Cinema Awards
HIGHLIGHTS: Experimenting with suspense while getting into the mindset of an hesitant aspiring young spy.
FORMAT: Social campaign for Instagram and Facebook.
7 x 15”, 7 x 10”, 7 x 6”, 9 x 5”, HD, vertical & horizontal format. The celebrities featured are: Lucy Liu, Adam Scott, Chen Man, Rami Malek, Chen Kun, Michelle Yeoh and Karen Mok. Please get in touch to request other viewing links.
CLIENT: Mandarin Oriental
AGENCY: London Advertising
BRIEF: The ‘Fan campaign’ is an award-winning advertising campaign launched in 2000, aimed to connect the Group’s well recognised symbol – the fan – with international celebrities who regularly stay at the Mandarin Oriental hotels and consider themselves fans of the brand. Featuring movie stars and personalities from the world of sports like Lucy Liu, Chen Man and Adam Scott, the campaign seek to increase the Group’s global awareness and to represent the brand core values of luxury, elegance, and comfort.
RESULTS: The campaign was released via social media for the European and Chinese market.
HIGHLIGHTS: Practising conceptualisation to adapt a traditional advertising campaign to the new rules of fast consuming content on social media. And considering the type of client, the attention to detail was a must.
FORMAT: 1’30”x 4 (English, Spanish, German & Italian versions), 4K
AGENCY: McCann Erickson London
BRIEF: Football fans say they go all the way for their team. But can they make it? Expanding on their massively successful ‘Priceless’ campaign, McCann Erickson created the ‘How Far Would You Go For Your Team?’ social campaign during the 2017 UEFA Champions League.
RESULTS: 50 million views worldwide. The campaign was released via social media throughout the championship.
HIGHLIGHTS: After a long editing session with the producer, deciding to add a ticking clock, using a cinematic device to increase viewers engagement. The cheerful tone built throughout the edit was also the core strategy to boost brand affection and purchase intent.