The Virtues – Warp Films
Director: Shane Meadows
DOP: Nick Gillespie
It has been a looong old wait but it really looks like it'll be worth it. Channel 4 have announced the first episode of Warp Films' The Virtues will be shown on Wednesday 15th May at 9pm. Considering production wrapped at the end of January 2018 that's quite a wait.. trailer below, can't wait to see this, Shane & Stephen Graham at their finest.
We very proudly provided the whole camera & grip package with production choosing - after a little tooing and froing of a few formats - to shoot on Arri Alexa Minis, Zeiss Superspeeds & Alura Zoom lenses. There were various other camera formats thrown in along the way, it wouldn't be a Shane Meadows shoot if there wasn't - Go Pros, VHS Camcorders etc etc - all handled most excellently by DOP Nick Gillespie, it looks to have helped make a stunningly unique piece of drama.
Nice article here with behind the scenes insight into the slightly unconventional production schedule and kit choice:
And here's a recent article in which Shane talks openly about his very personal inspiration for the Virtues story and goes into more detail about the production.