November 13, 2012

Technicolor enhances colour and emotion in My Brother the Devil

Technicolor creates a vivid image of life in the heart of London’s gangland

Technicolor is delighted to announce its involvement in the Wild Horses Film Company and Rooks Nest Entertainment award-winning feature My Brother The Devil, released in the UK on November 9th.

Written and directed by Sally El Hosaini, My Brother The Devil stars newcomer Fady Elsayed and rising star James Floyd alongside Saïd Taghmaoui (La Haine), and is a visually poetic coming-of-age story about two young British Egyptian brothers growing up on the streets of London.

A masterful debut from one of the UK’s boldest and brightest new talents, My Brother The Devil won rave reviews at the Sundance Festivals, where El Hosaini was awarded the Worldview Impact and World Cinematography Awards, and at Berlin, where the film picked up the prize for Best European Film from the Europa Cinemas Label network.  El Hosaini was most recently the recipient of the Best British Newcomer award at the London Film Festival and My Brother the Devil has been nominated for two British Independent Film Awards -  El Hosaini for the Douglas Hickox Award (Best Debut Director) and James Floyd  in the Most Promising Newcomer category.

Colour grading was undertaken by Technicolor’s Paul Ensby (Great Expectations, Brighton Rock). “The look and feel of the piece varies throughout, but rather than go for a gritty steely effect, as you might expect, we explored other avenues and made use of vivid colours in the exterior days, while keeping some of the squalid interiors moody and pallid,” says Ensby.

“Some of the night exteriors were shot with sodium light, which straight out of the camera looked fantastic. We took the rest of the night material and emulated the natural sodium look, which worked fantastically well and set the mood perfectly. It was a joy to work on this project and the final result looks amazing,” added Ensby.

Technicolor was also responsible for the full 2k digital intermediate, film, video and digital cinema deliverables.


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Colourist: Paul Ensby