Table Read

Table Read

Congratulations to our actors, animators and cutting room who took part in our filmed table read at Raindance, London, yesterday. Our ‘Not Pat’ project which we have in development is a collaboration between our writers room and our new team of animators including the award winning animator Jachym Bouzek.
Welcome Jachym!

Welcome Jachym!

We are delighted to announce that the award winning animator Jachym Bouzek has joined Re | animator – Gielgud Films animation studio. Jachym’s brilliant short animation film ‘Nudity’ which he made during lockdown is sweeping across film festivals worldwide collecting nominations and wins including Best Director at the Prix Royale 2021 animation awards in Paris.

The Animators

The Animators

Welcome to our first crop of animators to join Gielgud Films through the Government’s Kickstart programme. All of them are graduates from the UK’s leading Creative Universities and hold degrees in animation, illustration and/or media. More details about them can be found under Re|animator on our About Us page.

Off the Rails premiere

Off the Rails premiere

We had a great time at the red carpet premiere of Off the Rails at the Odeon Leicester Square last night. The film featuring Judi Dench, Sally Phillips and the late Kelly Preston was produced by Bill Kenwright and Arabella Page Croft.

Photos are of Suzanne Gielgud with producer Arabella Page Croft and with Laura Veazey.

Messiah – An Easter Blessing

Messiah – An Easter Blessing

Gielgud Films was delighted to film and produce Opera Brava’s one hour special recording of Handel’s Messiah at Holy Trinity Cuckfield. The cast included world class musicians and opera singers and the shoot was directed by Suzanne Gielgud, under covid safe conditions. The livestream premiere is on youtube on Saturday 20th March at 7.30pm and will stream for 30 days.
A Christmas Blessing

A Christmas Blessing

The Gielgud Films team had a wonderful 2 day covid secure shoot at the weekend filming Opera Brava’s ‘A Christmas Blessing’ concert. The orchestra and the singers performed a variety of classic carols at the beautiful Holy Trinity Church Cuckfield, Sussex. The concert will have its livestream premiere on 13th December at 6pm on the Opera Brava youtube channel.
Carols by Candlelight

Carols by Candlelight

Gielgud Films was thrilled to film the online carol concert for the Alice Martineau appeal and the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. This annual event is screening online this year due to covid, and will be streaming on youtube on 17th December. The film includes contributions from Dame Judi Dench, Damian Lewis, Katie Melua and the Winchester College Chapel choirboys who recorded at Abbey Road Studios.  Gielgud Films had a wonderful shoot day at St Lukes, Chelsea filming contributors including the media savvy Reverend Pat Allerton aka @theportable priest and Call the Midwife star Jenny Agutter.
Photo of Jenny Agutter © Suzanne Gielgud
Lucy Casson

Lucy Casson

Thrilled to announce that Lucy Casson CDG has joined the Gielgud Films team as our in-house casting. Lucy is now attached as Casting Director on our ‘A Book About Her’ project and as Dancers Casting Director on ‘Firebird’. See more about Lucy on our about us page or her imdb page.

OLGA to FIREBIRD

OLGA to FIREBIRD

During lockdown one of our feature films in development ‘Olga’ transformed into ‘Firebird’ as part of a wider Ballet Russes series project. Here is a sneak peek at our concept poster art.