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Set at an institute devoted to culinary and alimentary performance, a collective finds themselves embroiled in power struggles, artistic vendettas and gastrointestinal disorders. Director Peter Stickland’s latest film is a brilliant and bizarre black comedy. Starring Asa Butterfield and Gwendoline Christie.

Halo have been indispensable and we couldn’t imagine making ‘Flux Gourmet’ without them. It has been a highly erratic, busy and unpredictable time to make films in the midst of a pandemic, but halo have been incredibly patient and accommodating. They’ve gone above and beyond what one would expect from a post-house. Both the grade and the sound mix went very well with highly skilled and personable staff. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Halo to anyone. Duncan Russell was our colourist has been great to work with and both the cinematographer (Tim Sidell) and I have been thoroughly enjoying the experience. His eye for all manner of detail is second to none and his meticulous nature is combined with a willingness to try things. No vetoes or protests; Duncan will always try something in a grade that can take a shot down a different path. Duncan is also affable and never stressed, which counts for a lot. I’d thoroughly recommend him and Halo studio to anyone.

Peter Stickland (writer/director)

Working on Flux Gourmet with Peter and Tim was an amazing experience. Whenever I try to explain this film it takes me ages, there is no elevator pitch for this one. The film exists in a strange space between comedy, body horror, eroticism, documentary and art house, it’s pure Strickland. My job was to distil the inherent visual possibilities within those genres into a cohesive feel. With the photography, editing and direction being so well judged, it fell to the grade to get the right texture and colour palette. Cyan plays a huge part in this film. I have a memory, as a child of watching safety or educational films at school with these cyan backgrounds, and that really informed my work on this film. At other times I was an auxiliary VFX artist, flipping faces, slowing things down, multi layering the same shot over itself, it was exhilarating to be involved at that level. We also spent a while on grain, most of the time simulating 35mm neg, but occasionally 16mm print too, which is a much bigger difference than you would think. I am very proud of the final result and grateful for the opportunity.

Duncan Russell (colourist)

Producers: Serena Armitage | Pietro Greppi Writer & Director: Peter Strickland
Cinematographer: Tim Sidell
Editor: Matyas Fekete
Re-recording Mixer: Raoul Brand
Colourist: Duncan Russell
DI Producer: Marie Valentino
DI Coordinator: Oscar Hayhow-Khan
Post Production Executive: David Turner

Flux Gourmet is showing in Curzon cinemas from 30th September. You can watch the trailer here

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