LipSync will provide full post production services and equity investment for two major TV productions from Red Planet Pictures (Death in Paradise, The Nativity), both written by Tony Jordan.
The Ark, a retelling of the biblical story of Noah, is a one-off TV drama for the BBC, with a stellar cast including David Threlfall and Joanne Whalley. The Passing Bells is a five part drama for BBC One which sees the conflict of the First World War unfold through the eyes of two very ordinary young men, both of whom have enlisted in a war they expect will be over within months.
Both projects will require significant visual effects work from the LipSync team, as well as picture and sound post, titles, graphics and delivery masters.
Alex Jones, head of Business and Production, Red Planet Pictures, said, “The Ark and The Passing Bells are two very different but equally ambitious projects with different challenges in VFX and post production. We chose to partner with LipSync on these two productions because of their proven expertise in these two areas as well as their financial investment which has helped us achieve our ambitious vision.”
Beverley Horne (pictured), head of TV, LipSync Post, said: “We’re thrilled to welcome Tony and the Red Planet team to LipSync for the first time. Both projects have some wonderful creative challenges for our post production teams and we are excited to have the opportunity to work on these must-watch shows.”