Rushes create title sequence for ‘Maigret Sets a Trap’ and ‘Maigret’s Dead Man’, two stand-alone dramatic films featuring the legendary French fictional detective Jules Maigret, played by globally renowned actor Rowan Atkinson.
‘Maigret Sets a Trap’ and ‘Maigret’s Dead Man’ are two stand-alone dramatic films featuring the legendary French fictional detective Jules Maigret, played by globally renowned actor Rowan Atkinson.
In the first film, ‘Maigret Sets a Trap’, set in 1955 during the sweltering summer in Paris, the city is gripped with fear as four women are murdered on the streets of Montmartre in a spree of seemingly unconnected attacks. Chief inspector Maigret is under huge public and professional pressure to find the killer before he strikes again. Maigret sets a trap that ultimately leads to a thrilling climax.
Rushes created an opening title sequence that was as powerful and impactful as the content of the films. The motion graphics team developed a portfolio of ideas for show producer Jeremy Gwilt. He selected the key themes, which combine footage of a thoughtful and enigmatic Maigret, with stylised backdrops of Paris and title elements. Though classic and perfectly in period, these animated titles lend a fresh contemporary style to this re-visioning of the classic French detective, as created by Georges Simenon.
Rushes fellow creatives at Deluxe’s Encore provided full picture and sound post for both 120min stand-alone dramatic films, including on-set VFX supervision, offline, facilities, online, edit, VFX and grade.
‘Maigret Sets a Trap’ will be followed by ‘Maigret’s Dead Man’ later in the year.
Production Title: Maigret
Production Company: Maigret Productions &
Executive Producer: Barnaby Thompson,
Executive Producer/Writer: Stewart Harcourt
Producer: Jeremy Gwilt
Director: Ashley Pearce
DoP: Dirk Nel
Editor: Ulrike Munch
Assistant Offline Editor: István Molnar
Producer: Max Caswell
VFX Producer: Meg Guidon
Colourist: Paul Staples
VFX Supervisor: Grahame Andrew
CG: Charlie Bedwell
Online: Simon Brook
Audio: Chris Roberts, Mathew Knights, Joe Fletcher