TV Series Promo

A launch trailer for the BBC’s documentary series The Tudors depicting a seething and visceral chess game of Tudor family members and their brazen power grabs and disloyalty.

Carefully pre-visualised and planned in 3D, the film features a 108 square metre chessboard, bespoke built from hessian and timber. Smoke, dust, a crane and high-speed cameras shape the imagery into an otherworldly and painterly form, with a colour palette that references the ageing pigments of 16th-century renaissance paintings.

Director: Mike Daly
Producer: Bridie Harrison
Cinematographer: Benjamin Todd
Art Director: Daniel Maclagan
Costume Designer: Leonie Hartard
Editor: Ryan Boucher
Colorist: Paul Harrison
Compositing: Jason Watts
Agency: Karmarama