Metro Tartan

Justin BowyerMetro Tartan – I have worked extensively with film distributor Metro Tartan producing a vast range of DVD content ‘extras’, including interviews, production notes and film analysis. Amongst the cult titles I contributed to are The Isle, Sky Blue, Tetsuo, The Eye and the memorably monikered I’m a Cyborg, But That’s OK.

By way of a side-note I also hosted the Metro Tartan Q&A with Old Boy director Chan-wook Park as part of the Korean Film Festival.

With an ambitious remit to combine 3D CGI backgrounds and environments, traditional 2D character cell animations and live action atmosphere and miniatures it was essential to minutely plan every aspect of the film. Meticulous storyboards and ‘image boards’ (experimental collages used to determine the precise look of the film) were produced and it wasn’t until 2001 that the team was ready for principle production to begin…