Breathe – Revived

Our course leader at Royal College of Art invited me to introduce one of my projects to the Post Grad students studying Digital Direction…. I chose Breathe (2009) which was a film presented in 3 parts with several Transmedia aspects segueing each instalment.
 
We went step by step, with me introducing the interactiive / live event parts and having a Q&A session in between each film segment.
 
This was the first time I’ve unpacked the project in person.
Follow the story here: Breathe- Revived
 
 

Here’s How It Started by Corey Brotherson

Seems like a “When harry Met Sally” situation, but having editor Corey Brotherson at the helm of Clockwork Watch has changed lives. Here is his annual round up of how we started the project.

“Rounding off a busy year was the launch of Clockwork Watch: The Arrival (Clockwork Watch Films, 2012), which was my biggest project since I started fiction. Former BBC gent, filmmaker and Drum and Bass pioneer Yomi Ayeni came a-knocking after I was recommended by our mutual friend Matt Gibbs (now games/comics writer and Improper Books editor). He needed a comics writer to help adapt Clockwork Watch – a more inclusive, less colonial based Steampunk universe – across comics, live events, participatory articles and more. Read more

Moving Along…

The year has started in a frantic style. A project I’ve been working on for the past 2 years was not selected for a main exhibition. Not sure why, but seems our efforts weren’t appreciated, so we are going to pivot and do something different… Can’t say much more, but YAY!!!!

I’ve been writing… just finished editing a short story for my editor, Corey Brotherson, and we are both adapting a novel into a pilot to be pitched to a TV channel.

And HOLD the front page – I have started writing Breathe Act 2. It’s almost 10 years since the first act, and I’ve been eager to finish Clockwork Watch so I can start plotting the story.It is darker than the first act, and we hope it features some of the original cast.

Breathe, Act 1. Promo – Re-Edit

Thanks to Xandy Sahla, who co-directed Breathe for this re-edit of our project. It really does encapsulate the tone, and excitement of the experience. Please share.

Breathe Act 2 is currently being discussed, and we hope to make it happen soon. Watch this space!

Breathe Act I, Part III

Breathe Act1, Pt3

BREATHE  ACT I, PART III

London. 2009. Life gets complicated for Inspector John Franks. His daughter has been kidnapped, and he’s losing control of the Daniel Cooper investigation.

 

Cast:
Benedict Taylor (Phantom Menace, The Young Indiana Jones, Breaking into Tesco)
Emma Griffith Malin (Lolita, Death on the Nile, The Forsythe Saga)
Liz Kettle (Poirot, Jeeves and Wooster, Secret Life of Mrs Beeton)
Charlie Covell (Law and Order (UK), Arcadia, Midsommer Murders, Angelo’s, and Fortysomething)
Andrew Robertson (Gormenghast, Far From China)

Introducing:
Phoebe Vigor
Phil Clarke
Michael Gregson
Emelia Holdaway

Director
Andy Wilson – Philanthropist (NBC), Gormenghast (BBC), Cracker ITV – BAFTA Winner, Diamonds (HBO), Ripper St

Director
Andrew Brown – Agent Cody Banks 2 (MGM), Poirot (ITV), Primeval ( ITV), The Royle Family (BBC), Diamonds ( HBO), The Hole (Pathe Films)

Screenplay
Andrew Brown (The Wonderland Experience)

Script Consultant
Nicholas McInerny – (The Bill, How To Have A Perfect Marriage)

Producer
Yomi Ayeni (Violette’s Dream (ARG), Global E-Missions (ITV) – Broadcast Award, E-Trippers)

Editor
Nick Saunders

Stunt Coordinator
Nick Gillard

Production Design / Art Department / Props
Tracy Russell
Emmily Marshall
Kayleigh Jowers

Assistant Production Design / Props Department
Catie Maxwell-Holland

Costume
Lydia Hardiman

Interactive Plotting / Live Events
Andrew Pawlby (London Quest)

Make up
Ann Gibson
Sarah Miller
Charlotte Thompson

2nd Asst Director
Toby Coughlan

Production Manager
Ziggy Gagi

Producer’s Assistant
Hollie Tu

Production Assistant
Jenna Lock

Photography / Graphics
Julian Hanford

Sound
Jake Whitelee
Marc Specter
Matthew Weeks

BREATHE ACT I. PART II

Breathe Part 2

BREATHE  ACT I, PART II

London. 2009. A week has passed since Daniel Cooper’s body was found asphyxiated in his London flat, and the police are no closer to finding out how he died. Inspect John Franks is determined to not to let his past demons get in the way of the investigation. It’s a chance to redeem himself, and show that he has what it takes to be in the CID, but Veronica, Daniel’s sister, has other ideas…

 

Cast:
Benedict Taylor (Phantom Menace, The Young Indiana Jones, Breaking into Tesco)
Emma Griffith Malin (Lolita, Death on the Nile, The Forsythe Saga)
Liz Kettle (Poirot, Jeeves and Wooster, Secret Life of Mrs Beeton)
Charlie Covell (Law and Order (UK), Arcadia, Midsommer Murders, Angelo’s, and Fortysomething)
Andrew Robertson (Gormenghast, Far From China)

Introducing:
Phoebe Vigor
Phil Clarke
Michael Gregson
Emelia Holdaway

Director
Andy Wilson – Philanthropist (NBC), Gormenghast (BBC), Cracker ITV – BAFTA Winner, Diamonds (HBO), Ripper St

Director
Andrew Brown – Agent Cody Banks 2 (MGM), Poirot (ITV), Primeval ( ITV), The Royle Family (BBC), Diamonds ( HBO), The Hole (Pathe Films)

Screenplay
Andrew Brown (The Wonderland Experience)

Script Consultant
Nicholas McInerny – (The Bill, How To Have A Perfect Marriage)

Producer
Yomi Ayeni (Violette’s Dream (ARG), Global E-Missions (ITV) – Broadcast Award, E-Trippers)

Editor
Nick Saunders

Stunt Coordinator
Nick Gillard

Production Design / Art Department / Props
Tracy Russell
Emmily Marshall
Kayleigh Jowers

Assistant Production Design / Props Department
Catie Maxwell-Holland

Costume
Lydia Hardiman

Interactive Plotting / Live Events
Andrew Pawlby (London Quest)

Make up
Ann Gibson
Sarah Miller
Charlotte Thompson

2nd Asst Director
Toby Coughlan

Production Manager
Ziggy Gagi

Producer’s Assistant
Hollie Tu

Production Assistant
Jenna Lock

Photography / Graphics
Julian Hanford

Sound
Jake Whitelee
Marc Specter
Matthew Weeks

Breathe: Act I. Part I

Breathe: Act 1


BREATHE

London. 2009. The end of September. Summer gives way to Autumn and the city swarms with people sucking in the stale air. Cars sit and choke at traffic lights. Trains cough out passengers. Evenings draw in like shadows over lungs. Clubs and bars pump out their music in dying gasps.

BREATHE

You work the City hard. You love its extremes. The possibility that anything can happen. And when night falls and the Clubs start their siren song you know that adventure is limitless. Music, sex, love, drugs, art, passion, excitement, pleasure, fun, exploration, tribal belonging – the experience on offer is as extreme as you want it to be. The question is, how far will you go?

BREATHE

You hear of a secret place that is beyond your wildest imaginings. A Club which is a world within a world. If you join, youʼre set up for life. Doors open, careers blossom, connections are made as you become part of a new elite. This is every social networking site made real. A generation taking it to the edge at a party for the end of the world. So whatʼs this Club called? How do I join? What the fuck do I have to do to make this happen?

BREATHE

First you have to solve a murder mystery. You have to play a game. But youʼll have to play in a way youʼve never played before. This isnʼt a reality show off TV. This isnʼt a console in front of a screen. Instead youʼll be watching a sequence of short films and gathering information. Youʼll be going to Live Events and Club Nights, hunting down Blogs and scanning Forums. Youʼll be interacting in the real world with the performers as well as your fellow players in a totally immersive experience that will lead you through a series of challenges. But be careful how you play it – because nothing is quite what it seems. Joining any elite comes at a price, and the higher you reach for Heaven the greater the drop to hell. Because this is the world of…

BREATHE – EPISODE 1

Cast:
Benedict Taylor (Phantom Menace, The Young Indiana Jones, Breaking into Tesco)
Emma Griffith Malin (Lolita, Death on the Nile, The Forsythe Saga)
Liz Kettle (Poirot, Jeeves and Wooster, Secret Life of Mrs Beeton)
Charlie Covell (Law and Order (UK), Arcadia, Midsommer Murders, Angelo’s, and Fortysomething)
Andrew Robertson (Gormenghast, Far From China)

Introducing:
Phoebe Vigor
Phil Clarke
Michael Gregson
Emelia Holdaway

Director
Andy Wilson – Philanthropist (NBC), Gormenghast (BBC), Cracker ITV – BAFTA Winner, Diamonds (HBO), Ripper St

Director
Andrew Brown – Agent Cody Banks 2 (MGM), Poirot (ITV), Primeval ( ITV), The Royle Family (BBC), Diamonds ( HBO), The Hole (Pathe Films)

Screenplay
Andrew Brown (The Wonderland Experience)

Script Consultant
Nicholas McInerny – (The Bill, How To Have A Perfect Marriage)

Producer
Yomi Ayeni (Violette’s Dream (ARG), Global E-Missions (ITV) – Broadcast Award, E-Trippers)

Editor
Nick Saunders

Stunt Coordinator
Nick Gillard

Production Design / Art Department / Props
Tracy Russell
Emmily Marshall
Kayleigh Jowers

Assistant Production Design / Props Department
Catie Maxwell-Holland

Costume
Lydia Hardiman

Interactive Plotting / Live Events
Andrew Pawlby (London Quest)

Make up
Ann Gibson
Sarah Miller
Charlotte Thompson

2nd Asst Director
Toby Coughlan

Production Manager
Ziggy Gagi

Producer’s Assistant
Hollie Tu

Production Assistant
Jenna Lock

Photography / Graphics
Julian Hanford

Sound
Jake Whitelee
Marc Specter
Matthew Weeks