Metamorphosis · Change Please
by Stuart Douglas
14 March 2016
Stuart’s heartwarming new Wickes spot sees three generations coming together for a DIY project; over a series of frosty English mornings, we see the Hampson family set to work on an impressive treehouse. Full of feel good loveliness and pencils behind ears, the spot encourages us all to amend our surroundings for the ones we love, guided by those helpful folks at Wickes. As ever, Stuart’s got his eyes firmly on the details, right down to those invigorating cups of tea, inspiring us all to tackle that much postponed project from three years ago.
25 February 2016
Its -23 degrees Celsius and Borkur is knee deep in a snow drift looking at a dead body. A team is around him hanging on his every word and waiting for commands. This is a serious situation and its only the very start of something much bigger.
Borkur is in a helicopter looking down at the almost surreal landscape of Iceland, he’s looking for clues and hints as to how all this begins. Borkur is at the beginning of a 6-month shoot for the hit Icelandic TV crime drama ‘Trapped’. Over the harsh Icelandic winter he will be filming 2 episodes in conditions that would make Bear Grylls turn around and go home.
Trapped garners critical acclaim both in Iceland and the UK – notably a great write up in The Guardian. It’s airing on BBC4 and is fast becoming a must see for fans of intelligent dark drama.
Borkur also creates and films the arresting title sequence for the series. It’s mesmerizing textures of the Icelandic landscape are a fitting opener for the visceral story that unfolds.
Liz Murphy ‘Moments Big and Small’ Scottish Power
11 January 2016
Nice Shirt are pleased to share the latest commercial project directed by Liz
The film shows a day, in a year of a life, of mum, dad, three kids and a dog.
This intimate family portrait is made with Liz’s trademark combination of
sublimely beautiful photography, touching reality and a story simply but totally
engagingly told. Moments of wonderful chaos, innocent fun, family love and
beguiling calm are all shown intertwined with the family’s day to day life of
meals cooked, clothes ironed, showers taken, and carpets hoovered.
Liz, when asked about how she created such a natural tone to the film said:
“A lot of the scenes were improvised, with the cast, around different ways they
use energy around the home. They all got on so well and had fun mucking about
together so the energy felt like a family having fun from the outset.
The film was shot on 35mm by the very talented Justin Brown. Post production
by Jon Hollis on Flame and graded by Vic Parker both at Raised By Wolves.
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Welcome to Nice Shirt, Richard Jung
30 November 2015
A warm roast dinner welcome to our new resident foodie Richard Jung! Richard joins us with an already impressive catalogue documenting all things delicious. Richard was born with that wondrous ability to create syneasthetic sensations, just watch his spots and tell us if you can’t taste those strawberries.