We’re excited to announce the release of The Man from Mo’Wax limited edition 3 disc Blu-ray/DVD box set! Capture worked in conjunction with the BFI to create the box set which includes the film in both high and standard definition, over 5 hours of exclusive bonus extras and a 43 page artbook featuring a foreword by James Lavelle and director’s notes. Limited to 3000 numbered copies the box features the film’s stunning illustrated artwork by Ken Taylor and the artbook is packed with amazing photographs from James Lavelle, B+ and James Dimmock and original paintings by Futura and 3D. To get your hands on a copy click here!
Our debut feature, The Man from Mo’Wax, has been quite a journey but from the 31st of August it will be in cinemas nationwide! To kick off the release we had a launch event at the iconic BFI Southbank, a jam-packed celebration of music which was a pretty special night (if we do say so ourselves!). As the audience arrived DJ Lord Ant set the mood for the evening with a great playlist of Mo’Wax classics and before the film screened there was a Pitch Black Playback of three tracks from the new UNKLE album Lost Highway. Straight after the film Edith Bowman hosted a Q&A with the film’s star James Lavelle, director Matthew Jones and producer M J McMahon.
The night didn’t stop there, as the audience poured out of the cinema they were met with a set from Mo’Wax artist A J Kwame who got the after party going followed by a set from the man from Mo’Wax himself, James Lavelle who played into the early hours. The launch event was also the first place in the UK to have the official soundtrack and limited edition prints to buy and take home! We couldn’t have been happier with how the night went, check out some of the photos from the event and the Q&A with James, Matthew and M J below:
We've been working hard in conjunction with Universal Music Catalogue and Island Records on the release of The Man from Mo'Wax (Music From The Motion Picture) which is now available to pre-order!
To be released on limited edition blue and red coloured vinyl, CD (including a 16 page booklet containing director's notes and artwork) as well as download and stream, the soundtrack contains music from the film picked by director Matthew Jones. Featuring tracks from DJ Shadow, UNKLE feat. Thom Yorke and Ian Brown, Dr Octagon, Queens of the Stone Age, DJ Krush, The Wild Bunch, Blackalicious and more the release is a real celebration of Mo'Wax, UNKLE and James Lavelle's musical collaborators and influences.
You can pre-order your copy now and check out the artwork for both physical releases below!
The Man from Mo'Wax official trailer is here! We're so excited to share it with everyone as we quickly count down to the film's release on the 31st of August.
You can watch it below:
Hey everyone it’s Joe Reynolds from Killing Thyme here! I haven’t seen anyone at Capture since I filmed Killing Thyme back in 2014. Whilst filming I was 8 years old and I’m 13 now and in only a couple months I will be 14! Because of this, I wanted to take the opportunity I had in the form of work shadowing to go and see everyone at Capture. Also, I am still really interested in acting now and when I leave school, acting is what I want to do. Therefore I thought that having a look at the kind of work that goes on in a production studio would be a great experience and give me further knowledge to help me when I’m older and trying to succeed as a professional actor.
On the 5th and 6th of July I got the train into London to do work shadowing at the Capture Studio. At school we have been looking at life after school and how to cope with jobs, finance and other adult responsibilities. These two days were a chance for me to go to the studio and learn about jobs that I have an interest in.
My working day started at 10:30 and I met with Hen, Mac and Lee (Matt was at the studio on Friday) who I was really pleased to see again. I was nervous because, as a Year 8 student, I had never been to work anywhere (apart from acting). However everyone at the office were such friendly and familiar faces that I almost felt at home and I could relax!
Over the two days, Mac, Hen, Lee and Matt set me some tasks which I could complete alongside the booklet I was given by the school such as writing my own reviews of Hawk, The Girl in the Dress and Gin & Dry to post on Vimeo and IMDB – I thought all 3 films were great! Mac also helped me to develop my photography skills when I went to different parts of the studio and he helped me to try different methods to get the best picture out of each frame.
It was an amazing experience to see a potential future career of mine and learn more about it and also it was great seeing everyone at the studio again! I would like to thank everyone at Capture for giving me this great opportunity and making these past couple of days really interesting as well as incredibly fun!
On the 12th of May The Man from Mo'Wax took over Everyman's iconic cinema The Screen On The Green as part of the Everyman Music Film Festival. We were thrilled to screen a special preview of the film in the city we call home before its release later this year (the 31st of August to be exact)!
The film was introduced by director Matthew Jones and the film's star, DJ and underground music mogul James Lavelle. To transport the audience to the world of Mo'Wax before the screening and to keep the party going afterwards DJ Lord Ant played a set of 90s Mo'Wax classics. Now we can't wait to share the film with everyone in August....only a few months to go!
Photography courtesy of Johnny Stephens Photography and DJ Lord Ant
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We spent a fun day shooting at Street Studios in East London with great young artist Liv Lovelle for her new track Special. After a couple of months chatting with Twin about the possible music videos we could work with them on Special was the perfect fit.
What struck us about the track? Liv's beautiful soulful voice! And we weren't the only ones, the track was picked up by Spotify for their great playlist 'Sweet Soul Sunday' which currently features Special along with tracks from Leon Bridges, Sade and Jorja Smith.
With the acoustic feel of the soulful track we really wanted to create a stripped back video - which took us down a route of giving it a real behind-the-scenes feel. We wanted to show Liv with different styling and in front of different backdrops, but at the same time rather than just having classic heavily stylised visuals we wanted to show the framework of the video, so that included showing the crew, lighting, backdrop stands and everything in between! That way we could contrast the behind the scenes feel with more fashion editorial style shots.
As Liv is such a strong character and incredibly watchable, one of the key things we did is make use of mini-dv camera footage in between using our main camera (Sony FS7) to enable us to shoot on the hoof and catch more varied shots really quickly. As much as 4K 100 frame-per-second footage shot on a gimbal gives you great shots, with lens changes and lighting change, we made use of bits of down time to capture Liv with this smaller camera. We think this adds a really nice, personal element to the video and the fact the we had such a fun time on set hopefully comes through in the final video.
We're excited to finally reveal the amazing artwork for our feature doc The Man from Mo'Wax! The illustrated poster created by the extremely talented Ken Taylor features an ensemble of the film's cast including James Lavelle, DJ Shadow, Grandmaster Flash, Josh Homme and Thom Yorke to name a few. Capture was inspired by the world of comic books and science fiction and decided on the red and blue colour way in line with the film's graphic identity and early Mo'Wax artwork. Check out the portrait poster below and the quad above - we couldn't be more thrilled with it!
Today also marks the release of the official The Man from Mo'Wax teaser, watch it below and subscribe to the film's YouTube channel here.
For more news and updates on The Man from Mo'Wax keep on eye on the film's Facebook page.
We were approached by Country Life magazine to film a series of gentleman's style guides with Savile Row tailors Huntsman. Over 4 days we interviewed co-head cutters Dario Carnera and Campbell Carey and senior cutter Robert Bailey on all manners of gentlemanly dressing and bespoke tailoring, from White Tie to shooting jackets. The result is a series of videos that will be release throughout 2018 on County Life and Huntsman digital platforms! You can check out the 'Intro Film' below:
Capture's Matthew Jones was invited to join The Academy Award's panel discussion on experiences in the industry as part of the the 2017 Into Film Festival. The free festival supports Into Film's vision to put film at the centre of education for children and young people as welcomes 5 - 19 year olds to enjoy the great programme of film screenings, talks from actors, directors and industry experts as well as workshops and careers advice.
While Matthew gave insight and advice as a director, Will Poulter shared his experiences of being a young actor, Misan Sagay as a award winning writer and Serena Armitage as an Oscar winning producer.
The global festival tour of The Man From Mo'Wax this week headed to Athens in Greece for the In-Edit international music documentary film festival. The film's star James Lavelle was invited to open the festival with a DJ set and the next day took part in a Q&A after the first screening of the film.
Scroll down to see some great pictures from launch and the film's Q&A.
We've kept it under wraps until today's official online release but back in July we shot a music promo for a remarkable band called Brutus for their track 'Horde II'. The Belgian trio, led by multi-talented vocalist and drummer Stefanie Mannaerts, are an incredible live band and so their management, Hassle Records, wanted a high intensity, performance led video to show new listeners what they're all about.
The concept selected by Hassle, created by Capture's Lee Holmes, was to create a completely mirrored environment in which the band would play, with the band enclosed by the set the restricted space was juxtaposed by the infinite reflections the mirrors created. The band's energy literally bounced off the walls and we were able to encapsulate the brilliant intensity of a live Brutus performance.
As you can imagine creating a fully mirrored space, large enough for the band and at the same time ensuring no camera's were ever in shot came with it's challenges! But we were able to shoot some great footage of Brutus, masterfully edited by Lee Holmes and graded in the brilliant grading facility Studio RM by Jamie Noble to give the promo a really high quality finish.
Check out the promo to see how it turned out and some behind the scenes photos below:
Co-owner of Capture M J McMahon was invited by the Sarajevo Film Festival in conjunction with the British Council to deliver a case study lecture on how Capture as a British production company strikes a balance between producing commercial work and their own original film projects. Whilst at the festival he was also able to attend official screenings of Cannes Critic’s week nominees Gabriel and the Mountain and Ava. Grayson Perry’s ‘The Vanity of small differences’ exhibit was also being held alongside the festival. Other guest of the festival included Oliver Stone, winner of the Honoary Heart of Sarajevo, and John Cleese.
Check out some photos from the trip below:
The musical city of Galway was the perfect place to host the Irish premiere of our film so we were naturally very excited when we found out The Man from Mo'Wax was nominated for Best International Documentary at this year's Galway Film Festival. There was an excellent turn out for the screening in the Mo'Wax red Cinemobile truck and a wonderful response to the film during the extensive Q&A held with producer M J McMahon. During the festival we saw a special screening of director Richard Kelly’s 2008 Southland Tales, in addition to this we saw Francis Lee’s God’s Own Country a wonderful film about falling in love on a farm in Yorkshire as well as the closing film of the festival Return to Montauk starring Stellan Skarsgard and Nina Hoss. The festival had lots to offer from Q&A’s with film-makers to masterclass talks and a fantastic closing night party.
We're excited to announce that our debut feature film, music documentary The Man from Mo'Wax has secured a distribtuion deal with Trafalgar Releasing. Trafalgar, who specialise in event based releases, will be working with us on the release of the film expected to be in 2018! We can't wait to share it with you...
To keep up to date with all things The Man from Mo'Wax keep an eye on the official Facebook page. Follow the link to read Screen International's piece on Trafalgar https://goo.gl/9maERk
We're proud to see our film The Man from Mo'Wax beside so many other great films backed by the BFI film fund! Check out the video below to see last year's releases backed by the fund and what you can look forward to this year:
To find out more about the BFI Film Fund follow the link http://www.bfi.org.uk/supporting-uk-film/film-fund
May has been a pretty busy month here at Capture, but we certainly aren't complaining! From Lisbon to Warsaw and now to the French Riviera we're counting ourselves lucky. We headed to Cannes for the first day of the festival, attending the 70th Cannes Film Festival opening night party which was quite a way to start the week, the rest of which was filled with some brilliant receptions, parties and of course great films. Scroll down for a few photos of our trip to Cannes:
We headed to Lisbon, accompanied by our favourite pink Pointman, for the Portuguese premiere of The Man from Mo'Wax at the 12th IndieLisboa film festival! A welcomed break from the grey skies of London sunny Lisbon proved to be a great city to explore and IndieLisboa an excellent festival to attend.
The festival takes over the city screening an excellent program of films in some truly amazing venues, The Man from Mo'Wax's first screening was held in the incredible open air cinema on the roof of the Cineteatro Capitolio (originally built in the 1930s). When we weren't catching some of the other excellent films that made up this year's program we were eating our way round the city, taking in it's architecture or checking out the festival's many events. We had a brilliant couple of days in Lisbon and certainly can't wait to return! Below you can see a photos from the trip:
We've had an exciting week at Capture working with navigation app what3words and courier company Quipup to create a head to head challenge between two delivery drivers using differing navigation systems. After what3words approached Quiqup with the idea of a test to prove how simple and efficient what3words is compared to competing addressing systems, we came on board to create a dynamic piece.
Together with what3words our Director M J McMahon cast two Quiqees, Octavian and Errol, to star in the film and compete against each other to deliver 20 packages in the fastest time, one using the what3words system, the other using regular street addresses. We got to Westbourne Studios bright and early with steadicam operator Max Rijavec, armed with a Sony FS7 and four GoPros. Once the drivers arrived we got to attaching the GoPros to their bikes and helmets so we could get full coverage of the day's 20 runs and shot their introduction interviews... then the challenge began!
We met the Quiqees at four designated drop off points throughout the day to shoot catch up interviews on how each of them felt their deliveries were going and how the addressing system they were using was affecting them. After the 20 deliveries we met back at Westbourne Studios for final round up interviews. The next day we headed to Quiqup HQ to meet the company's CTO to record an additional interview and get an overview of the previous day's statistics - watch the video below to find out the results!
Our project manager Lee Holmes was kindly flown out to Amsterdam by the team at VoiceBooking.com to attend the Promax BDA Europe Conference 2017. The event took place across just two days but was jam packed with talks and sessions on a variety of subjects ranging from design to creative strategy and from marketing to the future of virtual reality.
Lee's whistle stop trip to Amsterdam meant an early flight from London City Airport before heading to the stunning Beurs Van Berlage for the afternoon's events, culminating in the evening's Welcome Reception which presented the opportunity to not only meet fellow attendees but also the events speakers. Such as internationally acclaimed film and tv titles designer Richard Morrisson and illustrator and keynote speaker, Mr Bingo.