'TOP HAT' - (2013)
Format: 35mm (Kodak) / DCP
Producer: Sian Tomlinson
Director: Michael Middleton-Downer
Production Company: We Move Pictures
Graham, the nervy Saturday Boy at a late night dry cleaners, is greeted by a deeply mysterious customer who manages to surprise him and turn his terrible first day around for the better.
Michael Middleton-Downer's 'Top Hat' was shot on location in London, UK and required a very precise cinematic approach and a quick turnaround.
Originated on Kodak Vision 3 - (250D), the production was shot spherically in the 35mm 3-perf format with Cooke S4 lenses for a final aspect ratio of 2:35:1.
Colourist Toby Tomkins (Cheat) graded the film from uncompressed 2K files provided by iDailies (London), who also provided film processing for the production.
The film is currently touring the National and International film festival circuit, and has been very well received. Recent screenings include the Absurdia Showcase in Shoreditch, London and the Drive-in Film Festival in East Village, NYC. The film also recently received its online premiere, featuring on Cinema Zero, alongside a video interview with Director Mike and a Q & A with lead actor Charlie Callaghan.
Top Hat premiered at the 2014 Cannes Court Metrage.