January 2016 and finally have time to post.. we have been busy with various projects in development and shooting for the likes of Gala Bingo and Expedia to name but a few.. budgeting several great commercials at the moment so watch this space.. February is going to be manic for the butterflies
January 2014 off to a flying start with an amazing shoot with Vaughn for George Michael.. watch this space, the results are beautiful
HAPPY NEW YEAR
2013 ended with a bang, working with Emil Nava on the Tinie Tempah and Labrinth track LOVER NOT A FIGHTER, a long night shooting cars and girls in Fuengirola bull ring!
Its been a while since I have had time to up date this page..
We just got back from Spain where we shot a music video for Charlie Brown.. Matt Walker did a stirling job at the helm with the help of the very talented Aaron Reid behind the camera.. the shoot day went without a hitch (apart from the moody skies), we managed to shoot at several locations, with the hills of Mijas Costa giving us a dramatic back drop for this catchy song..
As Matt left our next director Rosey arrived to shoot two Pot Noodle commercials, the first you may have seen already, the 2nd wont be hitting our screens until next year!.. Both very funny scripts made better by the very talented Charlie Richmond who stars in both, and what a star he was!! With Giles Skillicorn producing and Rosey directing this was always going to be a fun job, we had our dream crew back together again and everyone worked their magic to make for a memorable shoot.
A BRAND NEW YEAR
Happy New Year to you all..
We have hit the ground running in 2013. After a well-deserved Christmas break Jackie and Claire flew to Barbados to shoot an internet viral and stills for Esprit clothing. With HSI at the helm for the film and Day running the show for the stills it was a fantastic experience, which highlighted the strengths and weaknesses of Barbados as a location. We were so lucky with the weather, and it was great to be back with our Caribbean team headed up by the awesome Andrea Allan… cant wait to go back!!
The Butterflies have just returned from a beautiful shoot in Madrid for Forevermark diamonds! Shot for Stink with the talented Johannson brothers at the helm and Andrew Levene producing it was a joy to be back in our favourite Spanish city with our crew from the South… cant wait to post the results.. its going to be mega!!!!
AUGUST / SEPTEMBER 2012
What a couple of months it has been, we seem to have been flitting from job to job with no rest!! We have just shot back to back jobs for EMI artist Bastille in Almeria, amazing photo shoot.., the beautiful Emilia Mitiku video shot by Steve Glashier, shot in and around Benalmadena Pueblo and a Lynx deodorant competition on the beach at Miraflores.. wow
The butterflies are off to Madrid tomorrow to shoot an amazing video.. two huge American superstars collaborating on this track… watch this space!
Then off to Marbella to shoot a new cool boy band signed to Gary Barlow no less…Lonsdale Boys Club with Caggie Dunlop.. fabulous shoot in around the cathedral in Malaga.
What a great start to the month!!
June went past way to quickly and a great month it was.
We shot a promotional video for Galliard homes all over London with Simon Smyth directing… totally new to us but thoroughly enjoyable…
Claire went off to Spain and shot the new Wiley video directed by Rohan Blair-Manat with Tom Night producing for Rokkit…the dream team created the perfect pool party… we think this track is going to be a big summer hit.
Sadie Frosts one woman show Touched Like a Virgin previewed last night to a full theatre… a fabulously funny show .. catch it if you can at the Soho Theatre… limited run of just three weeks so get in quick.
Jackie is back from Spain after a successful shoot for the talented Jessie Ware… a fantastic concept from director Kate Moross produced by Stacy Vaughan at Pulse Films… will upload as soon as its finished… you are going to love it.
Well so many fantastic projects in the pipeline…
Jackie is off to Spain next week to shoot a music video for Pulse Films while Claire is in meetings for an amazing new project… top secret at the moment but will let you know as soon as we can
Jackie is also associate producer on Touched Like a Virgin, a one woman show at the Soho Theatre staring Sadie Frost… exciting times indeed for the Butterflies.
Editing the exciting teaser which we shot in Essex … based on an idea from Claire and with some truly mad characters… us Butterflies have a really good feeling about our tv project.. will keep you posted.
Also a couple of really exciting projects in the pipeline.. fingers crossed
Just back from Barbados from an extraordinary shoot for Digicel… we had possibly the best casting session that we have ever been involved in, what an amazing amount of talent on one small island! Chris Cottam worked his magic on a wonderful script, a one take commercial shot on a phantom driven at high speed past the set… dangerous but exciting… watch this space!
Us Butterflies are back in Spain in the beautiful city of Barcelona shooting an Adias commercial for Rokkit and Creature with the amazingly talented Alex and Steffen … watch this space you’re gonna love it.
Off to shoot in Barbados very soon too with the lovely Chris Cottam and Jason Doyle from Fish Films… what an excitIng start to what is going to be an amazing year.
The butterflies are back from another successful trip to Spain.
Claire kicked off a busy month shooting a music vid for Roll Deeps single Picture Perfect with director Simon Smyth. An beautiful feel good video shot in and around Puerto Banus, a huge thank you to the News Cafe and El Oceano for letting us film with you.
Then we shot 4 Dove commercial at a superb villa in Marbella for Martha Greene and Greg Magloire @ Chicken Soup Productions and Ogilvy. Chris Craymer directed this beautiful clip and was a joy to work with. Probably our favourite shoot to date.. thanks to our wonderful Costa del Sol family…. you know who you are and you rock.
Congratulations Taio Cruz, Break Your Heart is officially the most played single world wide, and that was about the most fun I have ever had on a video shoot!!
Inna’s Sun is Up is doing great storming the charts again and the video is getting played all the time…
The Manic Butterflies are back from a hectic trip to Spain where we shot five commercials and a music video.
We kicked off with the music video for one of our favorite directors, Christopher Cottam , which was produced by Gareth Thomas for H.S.I. A great track from Friendly Fires called “Hawaiian Air” and an inspired video from Chris. Lovely!
Next came two commercials for the News Of The World’s “Fabulous” Magazine, with the talented Johnny Hopkins directing and Giles Skillicorn producing for Pulse Films. Shot at El Oceano, and an enjoyable shoot all round. Strange to think that we were part of the production on the last ever News of The World commercial!!
Last but not least three Shape Yoghurt commercials and two internet case studies, shot in Bolonia in one of the most beautiful locations I have ever seen. These funny scripts were directed by iconic director Brian Baderman and produced by Matt Campion for Transparent. Amazing art department by Rufus Wilkes and his team…
Thanks everyone for your help and hard work in launching the Butterflies it certainly was manic, exciting times… watch this space xx
If you’ve got an interesting idea that you’d like to discuss with us please contact
Jackie@manicbutterflyproductions.co.uk or Claire@manicbutterflyproductions.co.uk