'Apetito' is a short film that came about from testing the Unreal Engine for pre-visualisation purposes.

To date, all previsualtion for Red Spider Film projects have been done using  Autodesks' Maya.

There's no better way to test a new workflow than with a real project. With the whole project taking just over a week, the real-time rendering has changed how we're doing things.  The next project will make use of many of the fantastic Unreal features, such as live motion capture, raytraced reflections, sub-surface scattering and cloth dynamics.

THE LADY ON THE HILL has premiered at the Foyle Festival on Sunday 23rd November.

Directed by Brian Rossney, the short drama was funded by the Wexford Country Council and produced by Zanzibar Films with Edwina Forkin and Liam Beatty producing.

It was written by Wexford local, Hannah McNiven and pitched to SDGI selected directors as part of the Wexford Writers project with the support of Bodecci Films.

Ciaran Kavanagh (DoP) and Brian have collaborated on numerous projects before and returned to John Leahy of 24-7 Drama for the use of Arri Master Anamorphic and the Arri Alexa Mini which was essential for capturing the breathtaking landscape.

This was the first collaboration between director and Film Composer, Tom Hiel who scored the entire film with an orchestral score and choir recorded in Burbank California.

The colour grade and VFX were delivered by Emmy Award winning artist, Dave Sarbel using Flame.

Delicately sound mixed and sound designed by Dean Jones of RayGun in Dublin, the soundscape perfectly matches the landscape and tone of the subject matter of parental loss through unthinkable circumstances. 

Please contact us for a screener of the film

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A mix of production and post-production from live action directing to full 3D animation and even some motion graphics too!

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