Next month will mark one year of London-based DMS’s production of The Big Picture, originally conceived as an online movie show highlighting current UK cinema releases. Over the past 12 months it has involved interviews with some of the biggest names in Hollywood, with Tom Cruise, Daniel Craig, Kirsten Dunst, and Madonna among them. The concept, said DMS Director Bob Thomson, was developed in response to requests from clients (major broadcasters and online companies) and is designed to provide, on a regular basis, ‘broadcast-ready’ material featuring new UK cinema releases.
“We knew from several years’ experience of delivering pre-release assets to broadcasters and online agencies that there was a real demand for high quality short-form programming,” said Thomson. “This was a challenge we set our new Tiger Films division.”
DMS can also film and edit bespoke featurettes for bonus materials, such as interviews with the filmmakers and behind-the-scenes documentaries, and it has filmed and edited video featurettes for a range of Hollywood and European films, including Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Adventures of Tintin, Real Steel, The Help, and Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol. The concept has been developed further and now also includes The Big Picture Specials – title-specific video featurettes, usually based around a major UK premiere. These can also be used as bonus material on DVD and Blu-Ray.