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A delicious box of poisoned bonbons

a WIZ FILM selection
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This summer billed by the BFI as ‘one of the greatest ever British music video directors’, WIZ started training under Polish master Krzysztof Kieslowski. He began directing with the genuine cult document ‘Weekender’, the groundbreaking and controversial film exploring the 90's burgeoning dance and drug culture.

He has an ability to cast and elicit defiant performances within highly visual narrative, technical precision and always resounding subject matter.
His work is as provocative as it is sensual, and has earned many awards and admirers, including the coveted MVA Icon honour, joining ranks with Anton Corbijn and Jonathan Glazer.

WIZ has made films with some of the most challenging and respected artist’s today, including actors Michael Fassbender, Rosario Dawson, Ben Whishaw, Stephen Graham, Noel Fielding and artists Alexander McQueen, David Bowie, Marilyn Manson, Massive Attack, Oasis, Chemical Brothers, Kasabian, Arctic Monkeys, Dizzee Rascal, Emeli Sandé, Disclosure, Richard Fearless, Will Young.

He was chosen to create and direct the BBC period drama, ‘The Young Victorians’.

His theatrical debut ‘Tainted Love’, won New Venture Theatre’s best play award.

He's currently developing two features: a contemporary erotic thriller starring Ben Whishaw and a Virtual Reality shamanic drama.

He is a member of BECTU, the Broadcasting, Entertainment, Communications and Theatre Union.

He lives in Brighton, UK.

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Represented @ Curtis Brown by Sam Greenwood & Nish Panchal for drama
and Alexa Haywood @ Free Agent for music film
instagram.com/wizfilmmaker
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  1. MIKA sanremo -directors cut

    16mm
    Black & white
    Running time: 4mins, 11secs
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    Critique:

    upcoming100.com/news-detail/18995/mika-goes-cruising-for-a-forbidden-love-in-sanremo-video/
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    Directors statement:

    We set this film in the late 1950’s to remind ourselves of an era when homosexuality if not illegal was socially shameful, a time of discrimination and persecution.

    For Mika’s imprisoned character the lyrics become a hymn to feeling in an unfeeling world. ‘San Remo’ represents his utopian dream, a fictional place of liberation and transcendence. ‘Over there you shine like a star. Doesn’t even matter who you are…’
    Yet fifty years later we sadly have to be aware that for many peoples in the world ‘San Remo’ still remains a dream. So I and we must wholeheartedly respect Mika himself for choosing to make this film with such courage and eloquence.
    To be of value to someone other than oneself.

    ‘To get to a place where you could love anything you chose, not to need permission for desire, well now that was freedom’ -Toni Morrison
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    Director: WIZ
    Producer: Robert Jelley
    Screenwriter: Pierre Angelique

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    Cast:

    HUSBAND: Mika
    BUTCHER BOY: Darko Nađ
    WIFE: Krista Krsnik
    COP 1. Denis Rajčić
    COP 2. Fabio Gržetić
    RENT BOY 1: Alex Tomić
    RENT BOY 2: Andrija Grgić
    RENT BOY 3: Dario Kuzmanović
    RENT BOY 4: Filip Stanić
    RENT BOY 5: Leo Pavlačić
    RENT BOY 6: Abraham Jan Hrubik
    RENT BOY 7: Marino Čajdo
    RENT BOY 8: Tomislav Tukša
    FEMALE PROSTITUTE: Yisel Matos Campo
    MALE PIMP/PRIEST: Robert Jakuš
    SAILOR 1: Leo Mustač
    SAILOR 2: Sandro Brletić
    SAILOR 3: Shane Gibson
    OLDER BAR CLIENT 1. Ato Kwarmina Markin
    OLDER BAR CLIENT 2. Marijan Stipić
    BAR LANDLADY: Ana Ermakora

    Casting director: Krista Krsnik
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    DoP: Catherine Derry
    Production Designer: Valentina Jakobović
    Editor: Edward Hanbury @ Trim
    Directors agent: Alexa Haywood
    Commissioner: Ailsa Robertson @ Island Records

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    Locations:
    Apartment Transadria - Riva boduli 1, Rijeka. Stara vrata 8, Rijeka. Bar Skradin - Vodovodna 29, Rijeka. Port - Senjsko pristanište 3, Rijeka, Croatia

    Shoot date: 7th SEPTEMBER 2019
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    Production Company: My Accomplice Films
    Head of Production UK: Bonnie Anthony & Imogen Harrison
    Service Producer Croatia: Dominik Bunjevac
    Line Producer Croatia: Kras Gančev
    Creative Assistant: Barabara Bunjevac
    Storyboard artist: Barabara Bunjevac

    1st Assistant Director: Urška Samec

    Location manager: Nina Majcan Šprajc
    Location manager assisant: Dean Lalić

    Focus puller: Ranko Mitić
    Film loader: Filip Starešinić
    2nd assistant camera: Marko Ptiček
    Video assistant: Hrvoje Bazina

    Key grip: Luka Jelinić
    Grip technician: Ivan Kralj

    Gaffer: Petar Strmečki
    Electrician: Sareno Kovačević
    Generator operator: Vladimir Ladiš

    Props On Set: Hrvoje Petelinšek
    Set Dresser: Mateo Tomasevic
    Set Dresser: Damir Draskovic
    Set Dresser: Hrvoje Starjacki

    Costume Designer: Leonie Hartard
    Costume assistant: Katarina Bilan
    Costume assistant: Ivana Stipičić Derado

    Key make up: Maria Bingula
    Make up assistant: Luka Horva

    BTS photographer: Dino Šertović

    TC Production Van: Zlatko Vrbančić
    Wardrobe Van: Mario Đurek
    Van 1: Dražen Mirković
    Van 2: Neno Vlašić
    Cast Bus driver: Dražen Zubić
    Production Driver: Marko Mudrovčić

    Head of Catering: Jelena Delic
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    Camera equipment: Focus 24
    Film stock: Kodak
    Laboratory: Martin Maclone, Kodak London
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    Offline producer: Tatyana Alexandra at Trim
    Post producer: Tamara Mennell at Black Kite
    Colourist: Richard Fearon
    Flame artist: Guy Lubin
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  2. MIKA tiny love -directors cut

    Digital media
    Colour
    Running time: 4mins 8secs
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    ‘The mystery of love is greater than the mystery of death’ -Oscar Wilde
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    Cast: Michael Holbrook, Ronke Arogundade
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    Shoot Date: Tuesday 30th July 2019
    Location: 13 Dehavilland Studios, 20 Theydon Road, Hackney, London Town, E5 9NY
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    Director: WIZ
    Writer: Pierre Angeligue
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    Production Company: My Accomplice Films
    Exec Producer: Imogen Harrison
    Directors agent: Alexa Haywood
    Producer: Fred Bonham-Carter
    Production Manager: Ellie Phipps
    Directors Assistant: Angie Avgeri
    1st Ad: Cordelia Hardy
    Runner: Anniston Lewis-Rodriquez
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    Director Of Photography: Denzil Armour-Brown
    1st Assistant Camera: Oleg Poupko
    2nd Assistant Camera: Angela Garcia
    Camera Trianee: Oscar Healey
    Dit: Ashley Hicks
    Grip: Sid Jones
    Gaffer: Bruce Magahy
    Electrician: Niall Higgins
    Electrician: Andy Laenen
    Electrician: Jonny Boomer
    Electrician: Dave Allen

    Addition Photography: DoP: Ken Eakins
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    Movement Coach: Ally Green
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    Production Designer: Lucie Red
    Buyer: Lydia Hicks
    Art Dept Assist: Terry Palamara
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    Costume Designer: Leonie Hartard
    Costume Assist: Leena Mistry
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    Make-Up: Tracy Ejuetami
    Hair: Alero Ejuteami
    Artist Hair & Make Up: Geraldine Fougerat
    Artist Stylist: Paloma & Yasmine
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    Stills: Ali Tollervey
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    Editor: Ed Hanbury @ Trim
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    Colourist: George Kyriacou
    Post Supervisor: Guy Lubin @ Black Kite
    Post Producer: Tamara Mennell
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    Camera Equipment: C/O Movietech
    Contact: Jeremy Sassen

    Lighting Equipment: C/O Panalux
    Contact: Chris Cowan

    Catering: C/O Jones & Sons
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  3. KASABIAN bless this acid house -long version

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    16mm
    Black & white with colour
    Running time: 7mins, 4secs
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    Nominated: Best rock video, Music Video Awards 2017

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    Critique:
    morningstaronline.co.uk/a-6464-austerity-means-young-people-have-no-creative-space-any-more-1
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    Director: WIZ
    Producer: Jamie Clark

    DoP: Daniel Landin BSC
    Production Designer: Lucie Red
    Editor: Elise Butt @ Trim
    Casting: Lauren Hedges
    Kasabian mgmt: John Coyne
    Agent: Alexa Haywood

    Commissioner: Mike O’Keefe & Daniel Millar for Sony Music Entertainment

    Location: Clearlake Hotel, Bayswater, London, W8
    Shoot date: 23rd May 2017

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    Cast:
    Sergio Pizzorno
    Tom Meighan
    Chris Edwards
    Ian Matthews
    Joerg Stadler
    Volha Lajun
    Zoe Vernon
    Kirtsy Pickering
    Emily Allen
    Kayt Webster Brown
    Faye Campbell
    Lauren Lambert
    Adam Parkinson
    Lucas Jones
    Ishmael Bridgeman
    James Carter
    Lloyd Howells
    Petra Jean Phillipson
    Adam Ayadie
    Oliver Spleen
    Sienna Mae Coventry
    Valentina Auliso
    Caro Parr
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    Head of Production: Bonnie Anthony
    Production Assistant: Imogen Harrison
    Directors Assistant: Louise Whiston

    1st Assistant Director: Jack Meredith
    2nd Assistant Director: Ato Yankee
    Runner: Charlie Doris
    Runner: Joe Ramsden
    Work Experience Runner: William Thompson

    1st Assistant Camera: Derrick Peters
    2nd Assistant Camera: Felix Pickles
    Key Grip: Dave Mcanulty
    Gaffer: Jonathan Spencer
    Electrician: Jordan Spancer
    Electrician / Driver: Barry Keegan
    Rigger: Steve Daly

    Sound Recordist: Ken Eakins
    Stills photography: Ali Tollervey

    Production Designer: Lucie Red
    Art assist: Jack Hawthor
    Art assist: Alicia Howitt

    Wardrobe Stylist: Alex Day
    Wardrobe assist: Karine Jones
    Wardrobe trainee: Emma Dutton

    Hair & Make Up: Bebe Newson
    Hair & Make Up Assistant: Charlotte Wadley

    Medic: Paul Mawson
    Catering: Bread and Honey
    Mini Bus: John Taggart

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    Lighting equipment: Panalux
    Camera equipment: C/o Daniel Landin, Movietech, Four Corners
    Film stock: Kodak
    Laboratory: Cinelab

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    Offline: Trim, producer: Tatyana Alexandra
    Post: Time Based Arts
    Colourist: Simone Grattarola
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    'No one owns their own property. The property owns them.’ -Robert G Ingersoll (1896)

    Made in Great Britain 2017

  4. KASABIAN you’re in love with a psycho -feat Stephen Graham & Noel Fielding

    Digital media
    Colour
    Running time: 4mins 28secs
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    Its the so-called sane people that have led the world to the brink of catastrophe. Sacred are the broken, because the light shines through them.
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    promonews.tv/videos/2017/03/30/kasabian-youre-love-psycho-wiz/47099

  5. DEATH IS A POOL film fashion

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    35mm
    Colour
    Aspect ratio 1.5:1
    Running time: 2min 27secs
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    director
    WIZ

    producer
    HELEN ARCHER

    editor & sound design
    ELISE BUTT @ TRIM

    stills shoot commission
    JEFFERSON HACK & PHIL POYNTER
    for Dazed & Confused
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    fashion designer
    OLIVIER THEYSKENS

    art director and stylist
    ALISTER MACKIE
    assistant
    MARK

    hair artist
    MALCOLM EDWARDS
    make up artist
    VAL GARLAND
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    cast
    death angel KRISTA LANDERS
    death angel HOLLYANNE LEONARD
    soldier OLEG VASILKOV
    boy ANGEL PRUNMER

    Soldier footage from ‘100 Days Before the Command’ by Hussein Erkenov
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    stills shoot photography
    PIERRE ANGELIQUE
    camera assistant
    DAN ANNETT

    lighting camera
    JON MITCHELL
    clapper/loader
    PETE COWASJI

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    camera equipment
    GP CAMERA’S

    digital scanning
    COLOURSTREAM

    colourist
    JASON WALLIS @ ETC

    location
    SHENLEY HOSPITAL, RADLETT LANE, HERTS, WD7 9DW, UNITED KINGDOM

    thanks
    JOHN ELY, LOU WHISTON, TABITHA DENHOLM, BENEDICT COOPER

    dedicated to space dog
    LAIKA 1954-1957
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    SCREAMING TARGET FILMS 2016

  6. WILL YOUNG brave man -directors cut

    Digital media
    Colour
    Running time: 4mins 29secs
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    CRITIQUE:
    promonews.tv/interviews/walking-naked-brighton-wiz-making-will-youngs-brave-man-video

    theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/oct/20/brave-man-video-trans-transgender-jack-monroe

    theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/oct/20/trans-transphobia-will-young-brave-man

    feministchallengingtransphobia.wordpress.com/2015/10/21/will-youngs-video-and-all-those-reactions/

    independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/exclusive-will-youngs-new-music-video-depicts-naked-transgender-man-on-the-streets-of-london-a6699776.html

    pinknews.co.uk/2015/10/19/watch-will-young-features-naked-trans-guy-in-new-music-video/

    newnownext.com/will-young-highlights-the-strength-of-trans-people-in-new-brave-man-video/10/2015/

    joemygod.com/2015/10/20/british-pop-idol-winner-will-young-addresses-trans-identity-in-stunning-clip-for-new-single-brave-man/

    her.ie/music/will-youngs-new-music-video-is-a-powerful-message-of-support-for-trans-people/260962

    harpersbazaar.com/culture/art-books-music/news/a12631/will-young-brave-man-music-video/

    uk.celebrity.yahoo.com/post/131550863909/will-youngs-heartbreaking-new-music-video

    out.com/music/2015/10/19/watch-will-youngs-brave-man-trans-naked-unafraid

    promonews.tv/videos/2015/10/21/will-young-brave-man-wiz

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    Shoot date: October 2015
    Location: Seagull City
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    CAST
    Little Joe: Finn

    Bar scene:
    Tora Colwill
    Frank Leon

    Arndale girls:
    Amelia Fenner
    Imogen Bailey
    Rosie Taylor
    Chioma Uma
    Annie Singer

    Coat scene:
    Teresa Kuna
    Mark Parker
    Dennis Cumming

    West Street boys:
    Harry Woodhouse
    Owen Edmonds
    Sam Cartwright
    Harvey Cole

    Casting Director: Fox Fisher & Andrew Whiston
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    Commissioner: Tamara Brooks
    Label: Island Records
    Production company: Screaming Target Films
    Management: Faye Farmer for IE Music

    Screenplay: Pierre Angelique
    Trans consultant: Fox Fisher

    Producer: Scott O'Donnell
    Line Producer: Rohan Scully
    Production co-ordinator: Lou Whiston
    1st Assistant Director: Dan Gibling
    Location Manager: Karen Dunkin
    Production designer: Katie Macgregor
    Props master: Felix Beard
    Storyboard artist: Danny Morison

    DoP: Ula Pontikos
    1st Camera Assistant: Thomas Nicholson
    2nd Camera Assistant: Luke Lloyd
    Steadicam: Andrew Fletcher
    DIT: Liran Barlev
    Gaffer: Stefan Lissner
    Key Grip: Tony Schults

    Wardrobe Designer: Lisa Lindley -Jones
    Make-up Artist: Bebe Newson

    Sound playback: Sacha Michael
    Runner: Samuel Horn
    Runner: Alix Williams
    Runner: Liam Green
    Runner driver: Phil Aichinger
    Production driver: Charlie Gibson

    BTS: Fox Fisher, Lewis Hancox, Sharon Kilgannon
    Still Photographer: Ali Tollervey

    Editor: Elise Butt @ Trim
    Colourist: Tom Russell @ Preditors
    Flame artist: Michael Averley & Thiago Dantas @Time Based Arts
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    ‘The beach is a place where a man can feel, he's the only soul in the world that's real.’ -Pete Townsend

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