‘Dying Light’ Directed by Luke Andrews
Focus Shift Films and Vale Productions have produced ‘Dying Light’. Directed by BAFTA Cymru nominated Luke Andrews and shot by BAFTA Cymru winning DOP Keefa Chan this ambitious short film has been completed and is now being screened at events and festivals. Shot on location in Goodrich, Herefordshire and Blaenavon, Torfaen at the Cadw managed Blaeanvon Ironworks and Stack Square 1940’s house, as well as parts of the film shot in the studio using green screen for a little VFX magic from Tony Rowlands. The story follows two young boys who realise the horrors of war when a German plane is shot down over their sleepy village during World War Two. The film has been selected for Cardiff Independent Film Festival & Carmarthen Bay Film Festival.
Focus Shift Films often gets a mention in our MD Dan’s articles for Flickering Myth – the online movie blog. Dan writes a range of articles about film, TV and the industry as a whole. Often FSF or one of our recent projects gets a mention as Dan uses his real world experience to influence his articles and provide examples and case studies to make his point. Flickering Myth has over 1 million original visitors each month and Dan’s articles are often well received.
Focus Shift Films have been assisting Schoop in building their online presence and reaching new audiences with their product, as well as creating a promotional video that showcases exactly what the product does. Schoop is a communication tool used by schools and businesses to share 1 to 1 messages, group messages, news letters, questionnaires and a variety of other tools. Safe, efficient, multilingual and paperless communication is revolutionising how many establishments communicate including Cardiff Devils and Cardiff Bus.
FSF MD Daniel J. Harris has spent 7 months working with Virtual Reality specialists Atticus Digital on a range of projects as Account Manager and specialist 360˚ shooter and director. Shooting 360˚ content for Adidas, BBC Wales, Visit Wales, the WRU, TV show Hinterland, Hexagon, Invacare and Welsh Water – Dan has been at the cutting edge of technology and has developed the skills to shoot and deliver 360˚ content for the Samsung Gear VR and social media. Dan has also delivered VR projects for Horizon Pharma and SAP. Dan managed social media and digital communications for Atticus during his 7 months, but has now returned to working full time at FSF.
Watch the 6 Nations rugby 360˚ video shot for the WRU, Visit Wales and BBC Wales here. Watch using Google Chrome for best results.
Pete Akinwunmi ‘A Nation Holds Its Breath Again’
FSF have helped this Welsh poet to bring his words to life through video and a strong social media campaign. Encapsulating how it feels to be Welsh on international rugby day the poem and video shares the nations pride in their rugby team. This project has been shared through Wales Online over 1,500 time and the video had over 18,000 views on YouTube in only 6 weeks.
The social media campaign reached over 35,000 people through Facebook and was retweeted by BBC’s Scrum V show, current and former Welsh rugby players and other notable Welsh personalities. The campaign took advantage of the national pride and press surrounding the 2016 RBC 6 Nations Championship and reached it’s target audience.
The track was played on Heart Wales FM and was also released on iTunes with all proceeds being donated towards two charities – Barnardo’s and Everyone’s Child Romania.