Oscar Forshaw Swift

Oscar Forshaw Swift

Head of Obrizum MediaLondon, United Kingdom
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Oscar Forshaw Swift

Oscar Forshaw Swift

Head of Obrizum MediaLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I established and head up Obrizum Media (OM), a London based digital creative agency and part of the OBRIZUM Group Ltd. OM has grown to offer a full suite of creative services including: - Creative development and execution of integrated, cross channel marketing campaigns - Development of brand guidelines and visual identity - Digital learning content creation and development I have more than a decade of experience in media and the creative industries, previously founding Spark in the Dark Productions Limited, and notably delivered the 250th anniversary campaign for London’s premiere embroidery company, Hand & Lock, working with some of the biggest names in the fashion industry. In 2014 I secured an international distribution deal for the feature film I wrote and directed, having previously developed a number of award-winning short films and a range of educational resources. Immediately prior to establishing Obrizum Media, I was the head of video at Obrizum Group; and before this a Shooting Editor for Heni Talks. Here I worked with world renowned artists and art historians to deliver documentaries on Art and Art History for use in A Level education. Heni Talks won the Apollo Award for Digital Innovation of the Year in 2018. Skilled in account and project management, business development and sales, CRM, campaign strategy development, team development and management, as well as film & video production inc. directing and producing. Some technical specialities include: camera operation (URSA 4.6k, Sony Fs7), editing (Adobe Premiere), colour grading (Davnici Resolve), and 360/VR/interactive digital experience production.
Projects
  • Hills/Åser
    Hills/ÅserFeature Film Pilot - 15mins Film and TV pilot produced as part of development package used to attract finance and distribution for the feature film When The Rain Falls. Succeeded in securing a pre- signed US distribution deal for finished film. Pilot available on demand on Amazon Prime.
  • Getting To Know Daniel Zeichner, MP
    Getting To Know Daniel Zeichner, MPDocumentary produced for the Labour Party on the Cambridge constituency candidate Daniel Zeichner. The film was shot over one morning, and consisted of an informal sit down interview over a cup of coffee, and shadowing him for the morning. I asked him about himself, his background, education, how he met his partner, what got him into politics in the first place, and his hopes and plans for the future of Cambridge. This film was used in the election campaign, playing a part in getting him elected.
  • Flying A Kite
    Flying A KiteShort - 25 mins Keith and John, two old friends from college have fallen into a lifestyle of chronic drinking. Nothing looks like it will ever change. And then Keith's girlfriend has a miscarriage, he isn't there for her, she dumps him and he is forced to take stock. He realises it is time to move out of John's flat and start a new life.
  • Radio Chris
    Radio ChrisShort - 25 mins Radio Chris tells the story of Chris - a homeless ex-radio DJ who shelters from a storm in a rural church.
  • Yoghurt
    Yoghurt‘Yoghurt’, a short drama, tells the story of Leo, a young man in his twenties , who returns home from the weekly food shop to his flat which he shares with his girlfriend Amber. She helps him unpack, but tensions rise when it comes to light the item she specifically asked for has been forgotten, which prompts a dissection of their entire relationship.
  • Through The Lens
    Through The LensFeature film - 100 mins Set in the near future, the financial crisis has escalated, the UK has become a satellite state of the US. Public service privatisation and increased mass unemployment figures have spurred years of strikes, riots, and widespread disruption. In response government restrictions on Internet and social media sites have been implemented, a private contractor the Internet Protection Agency (IPA) has been put in charge of policing the restricted Internet, arresting computer fugitives, and taking charge of advanced public surveillance. The film’s narrative follows Anthony who has interrupted his studies at university to look after his younger sister Sam after the disappearance of their parents. Anthony and Sam’s parents were part of a group of politically motivated hackers called ‘The Movement’ that has been targeted by the Internet Protection Agency. Key players in the The Movement have been arrested in an attempt to stop leaked files from the IPA archives, documenting evidence of its brutal restrictive practices, being made accessible to the general public. When Anthony lands a job working in the records room at the IPA, he begins to discover the untold story behind his parents’ disappearance. Distributed by Continuum Motion Pictures, MCTV, through Entertainment One (eOne). Available in North America, fall 2014 on various platforms including iTunes, Playstation, Xbox, Google Play and Amazon Digital.
Work history
    Obrizum Media logo
    Obrizum Media logo
    Head of Obrizum MediaObrizum Media
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    Head of Obrizum Media, a media agency specialising in e-learning and branded content.
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    Video ProducerSpark In The Dark Productions
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    Scriptwriting, drawing up proposals, budgets, schedules, storyboards, sourcing cast and crew. Pitching to investors, putting together successful funding bids and talent castings. On set organisation, working with actors, blocking action. Camera operating (5D 7D XF305, Pan 101), editing to brief (FCP, Premiere Pro) colour grading (Davinci Resolve, Color). Final delivery to clients and investors and securing distribution deals. Teaching and putting together film courses for students.
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Skills
  • Video Editor
  • Self Shooting Director
  • Content Creatiion
Education
    Queen Mary University of London logo
    Queen Mary University of London logo
    FilmQueen Mary University of London
     - London, United Kingdom
    Film
Awards
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    MiShorts Film Of The MonthMiShorts
    Shortlisted for film of the month
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    UNICEF Film FesitvalUNICEF
    Winner
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