London - Post house Molinare in London performed final DI grading on The King’s Speech, this year’s winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture, using FilmLight’s Baselight. The project reunited DI colorist Gareth Spensley and director Tom Hooper (the Oscar winner for Best Director) who had previously collaborated on
The Damned United. Spensley had also previously worked with director of photography Danny Cohen (a nominee for Best Cinematography) on
This Is England.
The King’s Speech tells the story of the surprising ascent of George VI (played by Colin Firth, the Oscar winner for Best Actor) to the English throne and his courageous effort to overcome an acute problem with stammering.
Molinare was a co-producer of the film and provided virtually all the postproduction services, including hosting the editorial team, producing the visual effects, performing DI grading and editorial finishing, recording the final 35mm master, and producing all the digital deliverables, such as the digital cinema prints.