After a fantastic
Christmas Break it's time to get those creative juices flowing again. In just
two months INFINITE WISDOM STUDIOS turns 7 YEARS OLD and we have big plans for our
In 2013 we got a little better at shouting about our
successes and in 2014 we plan to do more and report more. For now we're still
biding our time on the reporting but when the news hits, you'll all be the
first to know. Watch this space.
GEORGE DAVIES of VERUS WEALTH brings his own brand of wisdom to the company as he becomes the newest member of the team at INFINITE WISDOM.
George joins Infinite Wisdom Studios from leading independent wealth
management company, Verus, where he still remains a fixture. After a
successful trial period in July/August this year, George has taken a permanent
post at Infinite Wisdom where he will be working closely with producer and founder
"George is Infinite Wisdom's newly appointed Production
Manager for Commercials and Promos. He's a fantastic young talent with a great
eye for film and a great personality that fits perfectly with the ethos of our
growing company" said Ford.
George Davies takes over responsibility for much of the company's commercial and promo content from Michael Ford who will continue to
devote his time to growing Infinite Wisdom's blossoming feature film and drama
Ford added "I won't be stepping away from the
commercials arm entirely but George definitely has plans to make it his
"There are so
many exciting developments happening at Infinite Wisdom right now and I am
delighted to be part of its future. I look forward to bringing my own unique
spin to the company and the work we produce" commented Davies.
George secured his first screen credit last month on the
music video for 'Find What You Love', the latest track from indie band SHATTER
EFFECT directed and edited by IWS favourite ANTHONY DAVIES (no relation).
Whatever you do don't mock their accents! For years the Brummie drawl has been a punchline or joke for mainstream drama. But all that changed last Thursday night with the launch of the ambitious six-part BBC drama PEAKY BLINDERS.
More than 11% of the audience (£2.4M) tuned in to see CILLIAN MURPHY deliver a career-best performance as Birmingham gangster Tommy Shelby in the highly acclaimed new drama from writer/director STEVEN KNIGHT (Hummingbird, Eastern Promises).
Courtesy of FILM BIRMINGHAM, the Infinite Wisdom Team were lucky enough to catch an advanced screening the night before it's television debut and to view the first two episodes in all their glory on the silver screen at CINEWORLD Broad Street.
Infinite Wisdom's MICHAEL FORD said: "Rarely does a show exceed your expectations. Peaky Blinders is truly filmic in style and grand in scale. It could have come straight out of the stables of HBO and no one would question it. Locals are bound to love it but first and foremost it's a fantastic drama and certainly one of the best in recent years and that's what really counts!"
And it seems the show has not just been a hit with the locals but with audiences and critics alike who have praised the glossy but gritty gangster saga drawing positive parallels with HBO's BOARDWALK EMPIRE. Series creator Steven Knight, first conceived the project 12 years ago, but it wasn't until his more recent successes on the big screen that the stars began to align for his small screen epic.
And align the stars have. The series, which was partially shot in the West Midlands, features a stellar cast which also includes PAUL ANDERSON (The Sweeney, Passion), HELEN McCRORY (Skyfall, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows), ANNABELLE WALLIS (Pan Am, The Tudors) and screen legend SAM NEILL (Jurassic Park, Dr Zhivago).
If there's one thing that people should take from the show - it's never underestimate where great drama and great stories live! Watch PEAKY BLINDERS on BBC2 (Thursday at 9pm) or BBC iPlayer.
Albert Einstein once said “any fool can know,
the point is to understand”. With that in mind we thought we best update our
blog and help you understand what we’ve been up to over the last months. Here
Infinite Wisdom had the hard task of jetting
off to MILAN in April to film the launch of the BLOC HOTEL concept designed by
BOXBUILD and powered by SAMSUNG.
The ‘box hotel room’ is a state of the art
hotel concept intended to offer the facilities found in a luxury suite at an
economy price. Infinite Wisdom tasked our filmmaking duo Matt and Vince with
the challenge which involved filming of the product launch at the MILAN DESIGN
FAIR and the equally challenging task of working with the beautiful Italian
model, MARGHERITA (represented by 'Ice Models').
In April last year we brought you the news
that DREW ROPER, founder of Birmingham-based YAMINATION STUDIOS, had become the
successful recipient of the SKY ARTS FUTURES FUND. Twelve months on and a
behind the scenes documentary commissioned by Sky Arts HD and exploring Drew’s
efforts has recently been broadcast on the channel. The film included a sneak
peek at his brand new short film AT-ISSUE starring the loveable BARTHOLOMEW
We think the work Drew is doing is top notch
and hope to one day help bring his feature dreams to the big screen. If you
missed the first transmission you can see the short documentary online by
The Studio Lot:
amongst you might have noticed the recent evolution of the Infinite Wisdom logo
as INFINITE WISDOM STUDIOS starts to shuffle into place. Here at Infinite
Wisdom we’ve been keeping pretty schtum about some of our biggest news over the
last twelve months (believe us - it’s been killing us) but do watch this space
as all will be revealed over the next six months.
Not only are we
planning an overhaul of the website but with it should come lots of exciting
news about the realisation of a dream that began six and a half years ago…
thank heavens it was a good dream.
JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT (Looper, The Dark Knight Rises) has given his Twittersphere seal of approval to Infinite Wisdom's latest promo for SONY and the Blu-ray and DVD
launch of PREMIUM RUSH.
In November last year Infinite Wisdom reported on the launch of 'Peter Parkour', a freerunning tour of London to promote the launch of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN on Home Entertainment. More than 300,000 combined hits later and Infinite Wisdom was again called into action to produce a bike ride with a difference around the nation's capital.
by Infinite Wisdom's ANTHONY DAVIES, and shot in just 2 days on Sony's very own ACTION CAM, 'London Rush' stars world record holder and stunt cyclist ANDREI BURTON as a high-speed bicycle courier delivering a premium rush package across the city. The film ties in with the launch of Levitt's own film PREMIUM RUSH on Blu-Ray and DVD in which he plays a cycle courier being pursued through the streets by a bent cop out to steal a very important package. After seeing the original promo Levitt took to Twitter to give his opinion to his legion of fans.
Produced in association with DnA PR and Sony Home Entertainment, 'London Rush' sees Andrei Burton riding, leaping and bunny-hopping through the city the only way he knows how.
Check out the film below and see if you agree with the rising star of INCEPTION and Christopher Nolan's THE DARK KNIGHT RISES.
Our Happy New Year wishes
go out to all of our production partners, our talented crews, collaborators and
clients for 2013 which promises to be the biggest year yet for Infinite Wisdom.
For anyone who read our September post you’ll know what the
producers of BIRMINGHAM have done for the legacy
film. More than 90 years later and more great talent can be traced to the UK’s
second city than ever before.
In 2013 Infinite Wisdom is set to follow in the
footsteps of Balcon, Saville and Deutsch with it’s debut feature set for
production. Sometimes the road less travelled is the best route and sometimes
it’s just quicker to fly…
Infinite Wisdom is a bright young independent dedicated to the development of new and exciting content for film and television.
It's forthcoming film and broadcast slate includes action thriller LIVEWIRE, the adaptation of THE LAST VIKING by Ron Dawson ('Scary Bones', 'The Worm that Flies in the Night') and BASE, it's feature debut.