I recently did a short but sweet shoot with the wonderful Santiago Cabrera, star of the US hit series Heroes and, more recently, the critically acclaimed BBC drama The Musketeers. A second series of the British show has been commissioned, so we’ll be seeing a lot more of this dangerously good looking and incredibly lovely guy.
I was commissioned by the fine folk at YCN Studio to direct a short viral advert for their client, Plymouth Arts College. Working together with my production company, Agile Films, we focused on the energy and micro-processes going on in their facilities. I also shot a series of still images for their print campaign - these can be seen in this Creative Review article on the project. Many thanks to my producer Will Teddy, DoP Adam Scarth and the rest of the crew.
I recently shot Plan B for The Big Music Project - a lottery funded initiative that endeavors to connect young people through music. Ben is an ambassador for the initiative in conjunction with his own charity Each One Teach One.
Check out the new video I directed for Sons & Lovers. By shooting the narrative first and then writing the music to the visuals afterwards, both myself and the band really enjoyed the challenges that this unconventional approach presented. The simple story follows a young man, haunted by a turbulent past and an aggressive nature, embracing the one part of his life that can offer redemption.
Nick Ofield, Theo Bewsey & Ruth Bewsey
Geoff Bewsey, Nicky Bewsey, Chloe Bewsey, James Earp, Imogen Rigby, Toby Thomas, Agile Films, George Wigzell, Ciara Rose Brennan & Dean Corsi
Last year I was comissioned by Gaolhouse - a new London denim brand - to shoot their first ever campaign. Working with model Ricki Hall (Nevs Models) and designer & art director Will Unwin, we shot against the industrial backdrop of Hoxton Docks, East London.
'Gaolhouse' is an old English term for 'jail'. Their products are designed and developed in collaboration with Her Majesty’s Royal Prison Service - a unique approach that supports prison industries and utilises a skilled workforce as part of their rehabilitation.
Continuing my work with Matches Fashion, I recently shot young British actor Luke Pasqualino. The former Skins cast member is currently playing the lead role of D’artagnan in the new critically-praised BBC drama, The Musketeers, which aired last week. A very exciting homegrown talent with a great attitude. Check out his interview here.
Randomly, I’ve recently worked with two of Luke’s co-stars on the show. Check out my shoots with Maimie McCoy and Tamla Kari further down the blog.
I recently worked with rising British star, Jeremy Irvine. Since his emphatic debut as the lead in Steven Spielberg’s epic War Horse he has gone from strength to strength, working with some of the biggest actors on the planet. Jeremy has recently finished filming The Reach with Michael Douglas and A Night In Old Mexico with Robert Duvall and begins the second installment of The Woman In Black saga with Helen McCrory (See my shoot with Helen here) shortly. The Railway Man, starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman, saw Jeremy lose an significant amount of weight in preparation for his role as a malnourished POW in the South Pacific. Having now bulked up for current projects, we decided to do this simple studio portrait shoot. A lovely bloke with a massive future.
Looking back, I’ve had a really great year and I’m extremely lucky to have worked with so many great people in so many different places. I thought I’d compile a list of my ten favourite shoots or projects of 2013. I’ve got big plans for this year so check back here to hopefully see them unfold!