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A FANTASTIC FEAR OF EVERYTHING

A FANTASTIC FEAR OF EVERYTHING

Our moody hand-painted animation opens Crispian Mills’ weird and wonderful feature starring Simon Pegg in a pair of well-worn briefs. Inspired by Jack the Ripper’s London and the dark tales of Edgar Allan Poe, we also created the microfiche scene featuring the Criminal Stare. Well worth watching!

© 2011 Sensitive Artist Productions Limited © 2012 Universal Pictures

client: Sensitive Artist Productions Ltd/Keel Films

project: Title sequence for feature drama

date: June 2012

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MARLEY

MARLEY

A fantastic collection of never-seen-before photographs became the starting point for our animated collages, title sequence and rostrum-style work on this critically acclaimed feature documentary directed by Kevin Macdonald.

client: Cowboy Films

project: Graphics and animation for feature film

date: Spring 2012

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HARRY POTTER 8

HARRY POTTER 8

Classic typographic title sequence for the phenomenal last chapter of the Harry Potter film Saga. One day we hope to be able to tell you what the original plans were for this sequence, but for now we leave you to enjoy this phenomenal film at a big cinema near you. Wait for our credit at the end!

Brilliant 3D and stereoscopic work by Will Macneil.

client: Warner Bros. Pictures/Heyday Films

project: Animated title sequence

date: Summer 2011

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ICE MEDIA CONTENT

ICE MEDIA CONTENT

2025. A greedy oil giant goes too far and causes global climate disaster in this hi-tech thriller starring Sam Neill. Foreign Office created all scientific animation, satelite shots, computer displays, TV content and weather data, to bring the story eerily close to reality.

client: Pure Films

project: Media content for feature film

date: November 2010

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HARRY POTTER 7

HARRY POTTER 7

Darkness has fallen over the world, as you-know-who seems to have the upper hand. The Deathly Hallows cast heavy shadows over our end titles and finally reveal themselves as a spectre of the final battle to come…

client: Warner Bros. Pictures/Heyday Films

project: Animated title sequence

date: Autumn 2010

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COALITION OF THE WILLING

COALITION OF THE WILLING

20 animation studios were given one paragraph each from a manifesto for the war on global warming. Foreign Office’s response is a stopmotion musing on the amazing and chaotic creativity of swarms. A collaboration with Simon Robson and a bunch of other animation heroes from all over the world.

client: Knife Party

project: Stop motion animation

date: August 2010

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THE PLAN

THE PLAN

A roving international documentary about the trailblazers that are already combating climate change. Our graphics tell it like it is: The Plan is nothing but a giant brainstorm, a work-in-progress, the power of ideas over destruction. Essential viewing for thinkers and optimists worldwide.

client: Biospheric Pictures/SVT

project: Graphics and Animation for feature documentary

date: July 2010

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HARRY POTTER 6

HARRY POTTER 6

For this endtitle sequence we dive into Dumbledore’s font of memories, where flowing back ink transforms into the credits of the sixth instalment of Warner Bros’ family blockbuster…

client: Warner Bros. Pictures/Heyday Films

project: Animated title sequence

date: Summer 2009

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CHERI

CHERI

Foreign Office pays tribute to the powerful courtesans of the Belle Epoque on this title sequence for Stephen Frears’ film “Chéri”, starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Rupert Friend.

All materials copyright @ 2009 Pathé Pictures. All rights reserved.

client: Pathé Pictures/Miramax/Bill Kenwright Production

project: Opening and end title sequence animation

date: May 2009

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TOXIC BABY

TOXIC BABY

Fear monsters and marching penises help tell the story of the toxic environment facing today’s babies in this cutting edge doc by the brilliant Penelope Jagessar Chaffer.

client: Penelope Jagessar Chaffer, Director

project: Graphics and animation for documentary feature film

date: 2008/2009

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TURN IT LOOSE

TURN IT LOOSE

The worlds best B-boys meet in Soweto to battle for World Champion in this documentary by Alastair Siddons, with titles by Foreign Office.

client: Partizan Pictures

project: Titles and graphic inserts

date: Spring 2009

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IS ANYBODY THERE?

IS ANYBODY THERE?

Magic, spirits and mystery conspire in this title sequence for a brilliant new feature film starring Sir Michael Caine.

client: Big Beach/BBC Films/Heyday Films

project: Title sequence design

date: August 2008

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50 YEARS

50 YEARS

Four couples with 50 years of marriage behind them go on a mixed-media trip down memory lane. A collaboration with Director Anastasia Kirillova.
Music: Twin Tub Twin by King Creosote vs Tunng

“Possibly the most mundanely romantic wee film I ever saw”
King Creosote

client: BBC New Music Shorts Initiative

project: Short film

date: October 2007

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SECRET DIARY OF A CALLGIRL

SECRET DIARY OF A CALLGIRL

Title sequence for kinky ITV2 series “Secret Diary of a Call Girl” by Belle de Jour where Billie Piper brings to life the lurid tales of an infamous high class prostitute… GRRRR

client: ITV2

project: Title Sequence

date: September 2007

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THE SHOCK DOCTRINE

THE SHOCK DOCTRINE

Naomi Klein’s much-acclaimed book “The Shock Doctrine” is the starting point for this strong documentary short that premiered in grand style at the 2007 Venice Film Festival. A collaboration with Alfonso and Jonás Cuarón.

client: Renegade Pictures/Penguin Books

project: Graphics and animation for short documentary

date: August 2007

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HARRY POTTER 5

HARRY POTTER 5

Typographic title sequence based on classic letterpress forms. The waning influence of the evil (and very pink) Professor Umbridge over Hogwarts is illustrated by a pink floral animation that slowly seeps out of the titles.

client: Warnes Bros. Pictures

project: Animated Title Sequence

date: summer 2007

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NICK BIG GREEN THING

NICK BIG GREEN THING

A gang of Kids show us some simple tricks to make the world a greener place in this colourful campaign film for children’s TV channel Nickelodeon.

Winner of the 2007 British Academy Children’s Award for Best Short Form Film.

client: Nickelodeon

project: Environmental Awareness Film

date: summer 2007

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IN PRISON MY WHOLE LIFE

IN PRISON MY WHOLE LIFE

We used agit-prop and animated poster graphics to convey the political message and forensic story elements of this hard-hitting documentary about Black Panther journalist and U.S. political prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal. A collaboration with UK director Marc Evans.

client: Nana Films

project: Graphics and animation for feature film

date: summer 2007

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CHILDREN OF MEN

CHILDREN OF MEN

Working closely with director Alfonso Cuaron, FO creates a whole suite of films and graphics to form part of the film. Children of Men won a BAFTA for best production design and received several Academy Awards. And it’s a great film! All material copyright @ 2006 universal. All rights reserved.

client: Universal Studios/ Quietus Productions

project: media content for feature film

date: 2006

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THE QUEEN

THE QUEEN

We worked with classical, regal typography to set the tone for Stephen Frear’s film about the English Queen and her government. The film won BAFTAs for best film and best female actor for Helen Mirren in the title role. It has received several Academy Award nominations.

client: Pathé Pictures and Granada Screen

project: Title Sequence

date: Summer 2006

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MRS HENDERSON

MRS HENDERSON

An animated ouverture to Stephen Frear’s latest feature film, now on international release. We used traditional animation mixed with 3D animation to create a rich, elegant period piece with lots of humour and quirkiness.

client: Pathé Pictures and BBC Films. A Heyman-Hoskins Production.

project: Animated title sequence

date: Autumn 2005