A secret club draws a haunted, young soldier into the orbit of a beautiful, reckless woman. But as they are falling in love, a life-threatening challenge forces them to make the most of every moment they have together.
During my tenure as a colorist at The Edit post house in Brighton, I had the opportunity to grade the indie feature film 'Ferryman'. Under the guidance of director Darren Bender, we collaborated closely with the in-house dubbing mixer, Karl Mainzer, to ensure a seamless synchronization of the film's audio and picture finishing.
This project presented a unique challenge as it was filmed entirely using a modified Canon 5D capable of capturing raw .dng image sequences, which utilizes the entire sensor of the camera. This unconventional choice provided us with ample bandwidth in the grading process, but it also meant dealing with remarkably large file sizes throughout post-production.
Director Darren approached the grading process with an open mind, allowing for exploration of various styles and looks. Drawing inspiration from the acclaimed BBC television series 'Normal People', we aimed to achieve a natural aesthetic that embraced a softer contrast ratio and subtly lifted black levels. This approach lent the film a distinctive and evocative visual quality, accentuating the emotional nuances of the narrative.
The collaborative effort between Darren, Karl, and myself resulted in a remarkable synergy, bringing out the best in 'Ferryman' and ensuring a cohesive and immersive cinematic experience for the audience.
DIRECTOR/WRITER: Darren Bender
EXEC PRODUCER's: Christopher Mander,
DOP's: Dagmar Scheibenreif, Richard J. Wood
EDITORS: Neil Fergusson, Christopher Mander
MUSIC BY: Rob Clydesdale
DUBBING MIXER: Karl Mainzer