Three feature films graded by CHEAT’s colourists were selected to premiere at this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival.
Graded by CHEAT Co-Founder, Toby Tomkins, Kaleidoscope is a psychological thriller that explores a middle-aged ex-convict played by Toby Jones (Sherlock, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) trying to adjust to life on the outside. Directed by Rupert Jones, the film makes its UK Premiere at the festival and follows the character’s first attempt at dating in 15 years as it’s challenged by his controlling mother.
Toby Jones in Kaleidoscope
Comedy-horror, Double Date, makes its world premiere in Edinburgh and follows a 29-year-old on a quest to lose his virginity before he turns 30. Graded by Joseph Bicknell (C-Founder at CHEAT) and directed by Benjamin Barfoot, the protagonist sets his sights on two sisters, unaware that they’re serial killers as he’s wingmanned by his cocky friend played by Michael Socha (This is England, Being Human).
Michael Socha in Double Date
Making its European premiere at the festival is the The Pugilist
, which follows an absentee father who enters the murky world of organised crime when his son is murdered in gang violence. Directed by Glen Kirkby and graded by CHEAT’s Jax Harney, the film stars new British talent, Matthew Jure, as a university lecturer who must confront his past as a boxing champion to save his family.
A scene from The Pugilist
Toby Tomkins, Co-Founder and Colourist at CHEAT, comments: “We are delighted to be part of the creative teams behind these fantastic independent films. For all three colourists at CHEAT to be represented at such a fantastic festival by way of these features is great news for us. We are very proud of the work we have done and we are excited that the films were given such an audience at the festival."
CHEAT’s presence at the festival expands on its award-winning repertoire. Its dedication to the craft and ability to deliver striking and rich aesthetics has cemented its formidable reputation as one of London’s most pioneering colour facilities. Counting Under Armour, Adidas, and Amstel amongst its commercial clients, CHEAT’s long form work includes The Machine, winner of Best UK Feature at Raindance Festival, Stutterer, winner of Best Short at the Oscars, and an upcoming Netflix Original Series, currently in post-production.