Portobello Pictures is an acclaimed, independent, UK-based film, television and theatre production company.
With a strong rosta of award-winning productions for the stage and screen – Portobello has produced acclaimed hits such as Kolya, Danny Champion of the World, The War Zone, Dalziel & Pascoe, Dark Blue World and the stage adaptation of Sandor Marai’s Embers – we were asked to design and build an elegant, yet simple, website to promote their work to a primarily trade audience.
We first built a website for Portobello Pictures in 2005, working with Angus Hyland and Fabian Herrmann at Pentagram to design the site. Clearly taking its lead from the dimensions os a cinema screen, the site is designed to feel like a private viewing at a Soho cinema. A slideshow accompanies each production, and we have recently added the ability to show clips and trailers from the films
We were asked to tweak the site in 2009, with the addition of full content management, plus the ability to add and edit slideshows and film clips on demand.
Client: Ben Coren, Portobello Pictures
Producer: Peter Collingridge
Design: Angus Hyland & Fabian Herrmann, Pentagram
CSS: James Bridle
Programming: Guy Bolton King