LoveLove Films are very proud to confirm they have signed a deal for the distribution of their documentary ‘I Won’t Go’ in the U.S. The short film, centred around the life of elderly Oli has been selected by Chicago based Terra Nova Films as part of their catalogue of educational films about growing old. Terra Nova are famed in the U.S for raising awareness of issues about the elderly and LoveLove Films know that ‘I Won’t Go’ will be a great contribution in helping their cause.
At the LoveLove HQ we’re all very excited about our upcoming shoot for the video to Andy Duerden’s fantastic track ‘Top Heavy Down’. With a three day shoot scheduled for the end of this month, the LoveLove team are donning their winter coats and boots to brave the chill of the New Forest. With what’s set to be a stop-motion extravaganza, the entire team can’t wait to see the finished result. Watch this space!
No that isn’t the patter of tiny feet you hear, it’s the sound of our two new team members – Sunny and Chris! Joining the team in October, Sunny our new editor/animator and Chris our social media network manager are already getting into the swing of things. Not only that but LoveLove have a whole new host of equipment to boot. Soon to making it’s debut is LoveLove’s new Canon 5D rig along with sound recorder and complete lighting kit. We just can’t wait to play with our new toys!
LoveLove Films are proud to announce their involvement in this years’ Afrobeats which took place on the 28th August at London’s Hammersmith Apollo. Hosted by DJ Abrantee, the sell-out event which saw 5000 people queuing up to see some of their favourite acts.
LoveLove were pleased to be asked to provide the visual material to introduce some great acts including Busta Rhymes, P-Square, Wizkid and Basketmouth in front of the packed audience of fans.
This marks the beginning of an exciting new venture for LoveLove whose skills in Live Event Services and Recording are being put to good use. The buzz and excitement of working at a Live Event is something the entire team love to get involved with and look forward to participating in in the very near future.
Press Release: ‘Uptight’ Music video shot as a ‘Short Film’ by multi award winning production team Lovelove Films single out 27th June 2011
Lauren Loretto is the next serious contender for the world of pop.
This sassy pop star has been described as a singing Lara croft, with her athletic body, energetic performances and velvety vocal tones and it is hardly surprising that she is receiving attention everywhere she goes. Laurens spends most of her days in a recording studio with arguably some of the top producers in the UK, Guy Chambers, Rob Davis and BMI producer Carrie Searley from UK POP.
Support for Lauren Loretto is growing daily; producers, promoters, publishers, clubs and radios are also starting to show great interest. Executives from film company, LoveLove Films are just one of the companies who have recently offered their expertise and support.
Managing Director of LoveLove Films, Georgina Hurcombe, approached Lauren to produce her first music video ‘Uptight’ and subsequently approached the multi award winning short film and advert Director Anit Bashar, to direct the video.
Lovelove Films put together an exceptional team of over 35 people to work on this innovative video including multil award winning director of photography Andrew Fleming and former BBC1 Eastender Art Director Lissett Laurie.
The Director of the music video Anit had some very ambitious narrative plans Involving a futuristic twist on a 1950s spy tale, creating an end product that is both unexpected and unusual for the more mainstream pop genre. The ‘Uptight’ video is a 4 minute mini blockbuster seeing our heroine Lauren battling a gang of 1950s style thugs in a bid to protect secret data. An adrenaline rush from start to finish, the ‘Uptight’ video is a thrilling ride of special effects and brilliant performances which perfectly compliments the finger tapping track.
By any standards LoveLove Films’ latest music video ‘Uptight’ is an amazing piece of filmic ingenuity. Although despite being a fledgling business having to navigate an ever changing economic climate LoveLove Films has prevailed against all odds to produce an inventive, exceptional music video on a shoestring budget. Despite these obstacles, Managing Director Georgina Hurcombe gathered together an amazing team that would make any video producer go green with envy. From the colour grader from slum dog millionaire and world famous Technicolor to some fantastic contributions from past and present BU, AUCB and Southampton Solent students. The Uptight’s team worked hard to provide a top quality video that any artist would be proud to star in.
Georgina Hurcombe MD of Lovelove Films states:
"’Its been a real journey and I think ‘Uptight’ is a real testament to what can be done with drive, passion and creative thinking. Despite the budget being low we found great support from not only the television industry such as Panalux, Technicolor and our crews, but also from fabulous students and graduates from the surrounding area and universities, Its amazing just how much talent there is in the South!"
This video is a visual delight having been shot in HD on a mixture of the RED ONE camera and the CANON 5D. Unlike more generic music videos (particularly club/pop videos) LoveLove Films combined cross platform skills to produce a high concept Music video with a real narrative structure.
The animation team who created the complex futuristic control room with Iron man influenced control panel were a mixture of past and present BU, AUCB and Southampton Solent university students who worked for months and perfected the animation to an exceptional standard.
2d Animator Barnaby Benza Gillett states:
"We were bought onto the Uptight project to fulfil the visual effects requirements for Lovelove Films , upon learning about the theme and setting, we became heavily enthusiastic and inspired. We had creative freedom to develop the idea, which is always a bonus; whilst focusing on the theme that the producer and director required, drawing influence from the recent Iron Man films, Minority Report and Tron Legacy. The intense pace kept our minds active and our creative juices flowing. As a team, we collaborated on visualising the creative layout of the cyberspace, satisfying our individual needs of expression. We were designated shots to composite with ideas that we had formed together and had many critiquing sessions to further develop our workflow and output. Working with Lovelove Films has been a inspiring and uplifting experience"
The ‘Uptight music video will be released in the summer of 2011 in conjunction with her upcoming tour. Lauren will be kicking off the first leg of her European tour with well known chart topper Basshunter in June.
As well as producing Uptight , LoveLove Films find themselves growing from strength to strength in their fledgling year. Working on a range of projects, LoveLove Films cater for a wide array of clients from broadcast projects to corporate videos, adverts and web based media to factual television and short films. Recently making their mark in the top 15 entries in the Doritos ‘King of Ads’ campaign and featuring on T4, LoveLove Films have shown their ability to create fresh and vibrant ideas for a mainstream market.
With their ambitions set high, MD Georgina Hurcombe and her team aim to take the media world by storm, however, that’s not to say that they have forgotten their roots. A Bournemouth University graduate herself, Georgina always ensures that graduates and students are integrated into her growing team, giving them a chance to learn the ways of the industry, contribute fresh ideas and gain experience that will be invaluable in their future careers and the growth of the company. 2011 looks set to be a fantastic year for LoveLove Films with many upcoming projects in the pipeline and with Lauren Loretto’s ‘Uptight’ under their belt, they’ve proved their worth as serious contenders in the ever-changing world of media production.
We’re all celebrating here at the LoveLove HQ as we prepare for ‘I Won’t Go’ to make it’s first international appearance at the ‘One World’ Human Rights Film Festival in Prague later this month. Following the great responses from screenings at the London Short Film Festival last month and well as Doc Heads, the team are very excited about opening up the documentary to a greater international audience. Take a look at the website for One World here:
and expect to see ‘I Won’t Go’ hitting the festival on the 12th and 16th of March.
It’s all go, go,go for Lovelove this month as we pack up our office and move across town to the Enterprise Pavilion next door to The Arts University and Bournemouth University. The Pavilion was constructed to nurture businesses and therefore, our move will put us in close proximity to other fantastic companies as well as being within an arms reach of the amazingly talented students at the Universities. LoveLove have always believed in the capabilities of young people and students and this way we can easily reach out to this community, giving us the opportunity to work with bright young minds that are the future of the industry.