Archive for the ‘Film’ Category

November 27th, 2014

Newsnight

I wrote this promo for Newsnight and I’m a little surprised they let me make it.

Beautifully animated by Andy Martin and his team at Strange Beast.

Currently Watching: Humans Need Not Apply

April 13th, 2014

I’ve Written A Feature Film

I figured someone might be wondering what I’ve actually been up to in the non-promo world.

Well, I’ve written a first draft of a 120 page screenplay. And I’m quite happy with it.

Still developing the script but also looking for producers, funding, time. OK bye.

April 8th, 2014

Crime and Punishment Season

The documentaries in BBC Three’s Crime and Punishment Season are really good, especially Life and Death Row and Teen Killers: Life Without Parole. I cried during some of them.

Here’s the promo I directed to launch the season. Practically all credit goes to Laurence Honderick, who designed and animated everything.

Currently Playing With: Patatap

March 27th, 2014

Radio 2 In Concert

I directed this little film to promote Radio 2’s “In Concert” strand. It’s kinda sweet.

Fun Fact: The BBC will keep using this over the year to promote all the different artists that perform – this meant that the trailer had to be quite flexible, and will have different music each time. OK that wasn’t such a fun fact.

Currently Watching: Katachi – Music Video

December 11th, 2013

A few more BBC things

BBC Parliament Select Committees

The BBC’s coverage of the Parliament Select Committees is a good and important service. They wanted me to promote it in such a way that people wouldn’t think it incredibly dull.

Originally the music was a lot more scary, but the Beeb wouldn’t let me.

Doctor Who 50th

For his 50th Anniversary I thought it’d be fun to make The Doctor pop into the BBC One Idents, as if he was broadcasting through some relativistic time effects. That guy!

Was fun to work in the TARDIS with Matt Smith et al.

Director Roster

And lastly, I’m now part of Red Bee Creative’s official Director Roster. Guess I sold out.

Currently Watching: What The Hell

August 14th, 2013

iPlayer Live, with Mark Watson

I wrote and directed this trailer to promote iPlayer Live. It was the height of the British Summer, honest.

Voiceover from comedian Mark Watson.

Currently Watching: Split Screen Animals

May 20th, 2013

Sons Of Atom at Brooklyn Film Fest

Very pleased to announced that Sons Of Atom will be playing at the Brooklyn Film Festival.

It feels like a long time since we finished the film, but I’m really glad to be having our American premiere in good ol’ Brooklyn. Dates and deets here.

Currently Listening To: Peter Howell – The Astronauts

May 10th, 2013

2Day is the Day!

This was probably the most fun I’ve had on set for a while! Fun fact: Ken Bruce can really play the drums.

Writer/Director – Adam Butcher
Creative Head – Dan Moore

Production – Nicole Coleman, Tom Mustoe, Craig Heathcote

DoP – Jon Hurley
Music – “Happy Together” by The Turtles, rearranged by Soundtree

Currently Reading: Some Disturbing Comics

April 3rd, 2013

BBC News: Made For Mobile

It was good fun pretending that a camera was a phone and running around getting 9 locations in one day.

Written & Directed by Adam Butcher
Creative Head – Dan Moore

Production – Ken Rodrigues, Craig Heathcote, Luwina Lo

DoP – Serge Teulon
GFX – Dianne Dela Torre

Currently Watching: Tom Haverford

March 21st, 2013

Made Of Money

As the 2013 Budget was coming round the corner, the BBC wanted to promote their friendly coverage of The Economy. I teamed up with Loose Moose to create this animation.

And it’s all made out of real money! Expensive.

Creative – Adam Butcher
Creative Head – Dan Moore
Animation Director – Ange Palethorpe

Currently Watching: Kung Fu POV Music Vid