The Mill recently worked on the stunning collaborative project directed by Daniel Mulloy, alongside BBH Black Sheep Studios and Somesuch, 'Home', a powerful testament to the struggle of refugees across the globe for United Nations.
The twenty minute long film, directed by the hugely talented Daniel Mulloy has been nominated for Best Short Film at this year’s BAFTAs.The piece graded by Mill Colourist Oisin O’Driscoll, has been making waves across the film festival circuit leading to this highly-sought after nomination.
Oisin explains how the final look and feel of the spot was achieved in the grade, "The brief from the start was to avoid giving a cold or green war look and to not move too far from the natural look of the 35mm film. I was fully on board with this and swiftly pushed towards a warmer look to accompany the story. For me this was the perfect pairing to the story and invites the viewer to feel at home which then gets counteracted within the story.
Towards the latter part of the film I began to creep a hint of blue and green into the shadows while keeping warm highlights. I did this to unease the viewer and to further their internal questions regarding the story.Director Daniel Molloy was brilliant to work with on this as he was very involved and we constantly each other to push scenes and shots in different ways."
Mill 2D Artist Nina Mosand, who also worked alongside a team of Mill 2D and 3D Artists on the poignant project, comments, ‘This was an interesting short film to work on. Being that it was shot on film made the whole spot look more gritty and realistic. Oisin also did an amazing job on the grade.
The director Daniel Mulloy has a great eye for framing the shots meaning much of our work was aimed at enhancing an already beautiful film through subtle additions such as fire, smoke, gunshots and camera moves. Each of these careful tweaks added to the strong sense of drama and suspense evident throughout the film.’Congratulations to all involved!