Distribution
Live Stream and Broadcast - Sky Arts
Run Time
Approx. 90 minutes
Written by
Lolita Chakrabarti
Direction
Blanche McIntyre
Creative Team

Design - Miriam Buether
Light - Prema Mehta
Sound - Gregory Clarke
Musical Director - D.J. Walde
Movement - Robia Milliner

Cast
Adrian Lester, Danny Sapani
Camera Direction & Production
North South
Crew

Lighting Camera - William Knights 
Camera Operators - Tim Jolly & Paolo Bischi 
Steadicam Operator - Ben Eeley 
1st AC - Henry Owen, Ollie Cipres, James Woodbridge, Andrei Lionachescu
Lead Sound Engineer - Barnaby Davis
Sound Assistant - Les Mommsen
Vision Mixer - Ziva Conkas 
Streaming Engineer - Chris Hearn and Vince Lance 
Editor [For Sky Arts Release] - Carly Brown BFE
Sound Mix and Master [For Sky Arts Release] - Soundnode

Kit Hire
VMI

Two men meet at a funeral. Gil knew the deceased. Benny did not. Before long their families are close. Soon they’ll be singing the same tune.

Benny is a loner anchored by his wife and children. Gil longs to fulfil his potential. They form a deep bond but as cracks appear in their fragile lives, they start to realise that true courage comes in different forms.

Our creative approach was to capture the intimacy, energy and story that was being told on stage by these 2 incredible actors. We had to build a 280 degree platform around the stage and adapt the blocking in order to make it work for the camera, while also putting cameras on tracks and using a steadicam. This was all part of the creative process to bring this show to life on screen. 

After a successful, sold out live stream run (which the Almeida had to extend to an additional night), it was then taken by Sky Arts and is still available to watch now. 

For future distribution enquiries please contact the Almeida Theatre

Image credit: Marc Brenner

Image credit: Marc Brenner

Image credit: Marc Brenner

“I am a beginner in the world of film but the team at North South made me feel like I could ask them anything. They coped brilliantly with the unconventional stage design and blocking of HYMN, which required a completely new way of using the cameras. They were flexible in accommodating difficult demands which were important for the production… They were hugely creative in planning the filming - pointing out that we had an opportunity to make a completely new kind of artwork, and were daring and energetic in pushing the boundaries to achieve it. North South were consummate professionals and made the production look beautiful… I wish North South the very best and am looking forward to working with them again.”

Blanche McIntyre - Director of HYMN