We are passionate film directors with experience in feature films, commercials and music videos. Committed to the idea of bringing aspirational, feel-good films to British audiences, we embarked on three feature films, 'Streetdance 3D' and its sequel and the musical "WalkIng on SunshIne' with Vertigo films.
The first StreetDance film, which told the story of a creative collision between a group of hip-hop dancers and a ballet troupe, featuring Charlotte Rampling, was the highest-grossing independent British film of its year, eventually bringing in £11.8m. To date, it is still the only non-US Independent film to open at no 1 position at the British box office. SellIng to over 30 countrIes wIth a gross InternatIonal box office of £40 million.
The success of StreetDance and its sequel, Streetdance 2, meant that we were asked by BBC Films to make a short film for the Cultural Olympiad, alongside Mike Leigh, Lynne Ramsey and Asif Kapadia. The result was What If, a modern reimagining of Rudyard Kipling's poem If, featuring Noel Clarke as an urban angel.
Walking On Sunshine was our third feature film, a summer musical set in Puglia, Italy, Walking on Sunshine, with a spectacular 80's soundtrack, which stars, Hannah Arterton, along with Katy Brand, singer Leona Lewis, Greg Wise and Annabel Scholey.
Working in music videos alongside artists such as So Solid (Brit award best video, Soho short awards), Craig David (Mobo nominated best video), Jamelia (MOBO award), Busted (CDUK Peoples choice best video), Rita Ora, Charles Hamilton, ASAP Ferge, Craig David (all videos on the best selling album - Born to do it), Elton John, Oasis, Riza, Wu Tang Clan, Wyclef Jean, Tinie Tempah, Wretch 32 and Sting. The highlight of this was receiving a Brit award for the landmark video for So Solid "21 seconds’.