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26 October 2010

How the Ikea cats changed everything for Mara Carlyle

Paul's decision to use Mara Carlyle's Pianni track on the latest Ikea ad, was initially just to set the pace for the edit. However in an unpredictable fashion, the clients actually approved it and the release of the ad consequently resurrected the dormant career of a hugely talented musician.

Ah...the powers of an Editor should never be underestimated.

Find out more in the Guardian

22 October 2010

Trip To The Eighties!

We're really excited to be finally able to show Saam Farahmand's fantastic new video for Mark Ronson, featuring vocals from Boy George. The track is amazing, and particularly Boy George's vocals are imbued with a soul and gravitas not present in the Culture Club era.

Set in 1982 it circles around the flashpoint of Culture Club's meteoric rise to fame. Shot on Ikegami tube cameras, and styled with Boy George's wardrobe from the time, the video is a faithful snapshot of youthful exuberance and innocence and friendship.

Director: Saam Farahmand

Producer: Leanne Stott

Exec Producer: Sasha Nixon

Production Company: Partizan

DoP: Florian Hoffmeister

Art Director: Ben Ansell

Editor: Tom Lindsay @ Trim

Styling ‘Boy George’: Hannah Edwards

Online Editing Glassworks, MPC, The Mill

14 October 2010

Congratulations to Daniel and Tim! (and Dom!)

More awards news; Daniel Wolfe snagged Best Director and Tim Francis Best Producer at this year's UK Music Video Awards.

Dominic Leung joined Hammer&Tongs' Garth Jennings and Nick Goldsmith onstage, to collect the Icon Award for their work in creating some of the most loved videos of all time.

Daniel and Tim have had a stellar year, producing a string of top quality videos for Plan B. Daniel's filmatic style has won him rave reviews from the 'Tube to Antville to Promo News. And for some reason this all feels like just the beginning...

Jamie Thraves' Feature Film Wins Dinard!

Over the past few months at Trim, Tom Lindsay and Ross Hallard have been industriously cutting together Jamie Thraves' new film 'Treacle Jr'. Starring Aidan Gillen and Tom Fisher, it's a buddy film of the highest order, following in the fine tradition of classics such as Schlesinger's Midnight Cowboy. Time Out gave it a glowing 4 star review, calling it "Funny, touching and gritty, a coolly rendered observation on need and rejection [it] really is a Brit drama to shout about."

After a difficult experience on his last studio film, Jamie decided to produce the next one on his own terms. Re-mortgaging his house and pulling in friends, family and loyal crew; he made Treacle Jr at breakneck speed and for peanuts.

An amazing accomplishment in itself, but doubly rewarded by being a rather amazing piece of work too. It's classic Thraves in many ways; great performances, fantastic dialogue and a bitter sweet ending.

In a total shocker last week, Treacle Jr drew for top prize at the 21st Dinard Festival for British Film. Previous esteemed winners have included Shallow Grave, The Full Monty, The Girl With The Pearl Earring, London To Brighton and Billy Elliot

It is also playing at the London Film Festival from 21st October. You can book tickets here, though hurry it's almost sold out!!

You can check out pictures from the film and other info at its facebook page here.

A full list of credits can be seen here.

07 October 2010

Pussy People

As a consequence of the blimmin great Ikea ad, Mother commissioned a short documentary about the eccentric owners of the cats used in the commercial. Directed by Andy Lang and edited by Trim's Gus Herdman, this short slice of hilarious and insightful entertainment is going down a storm on YouTube with nearly 30,000 hits already!

Although we're sure half of those viewers were looking for a different kind of pussy...

04 October 2010


There's no stopping Daniel Wolfe, as he unleashes his 4th chapter to the Strickland Banks cinematic saga. Another breath-taking tune matched with an epic and unprecedented video, its no wonder Mr Wolfe's previous Plan B videos have received a whopping 11 nominations for the Music Video Awards this year!

'Recluse' is also Daniel's penultimate at Partizan, as he has recently moved to the new production company Some Such & Co along with his long time producer Tim Francis, whose also up for Best Producer at the MVA's this year.

Director: Daniel Wolfe
Production company: Partizan
Producer: Tim Francis
Exec Producer: Sasha Nixon
DoP: Robbie Ryan
Production Designer: Sam Tidman
Telecine: Simon Bourne at Framestore
Effects: Gus Herdman at Trim
Commissioner: Tim Nash

Editor: Dominic Leung at Trim