LONDON — Goldcrest Post London recently completed the color grade for the British historical drama film Suffragette using Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve Studio. The feature is one of the first to tell the story of women’s right to vote, and united colorist Rob Pizzey with director Sarah Gavron (Brick Lane) and cinematographer Eduard Grau (Suite Francais).
Not shying away from the violent aspects of the movement’s struggle, Grau and Pizzey were influenced by Saul Leiter in developing the film’s distinctively gritty style, shot on 16mm film and digital. A DaVinci Resolve plug-in, called Neat Video, was used in conjunction with a separate plug-in written by Pizzey so that the team could adjust the level of grain in realtime, based on Gavron’s feedback.
“Suffragette is a wonderful film and thoroughly deserving of its place at the London Film Festival, it’s fantastic news and makes me feel very proud,” says managing director at Goldcrest Post London, Patrick Malone. “We have always been fortunate in terms of the diversity of projects we work on and it’s particularly rewarding when the more cerebral titles achieve exposure and acclaim.”