Ben Wheatley

Digital Field

The soundtrack to A Field In England is to be released digitally later this month. The film, directed by Ben Wheatley and starring Michael Smiley, Richard Glover, Julian Barratt and Reece Shearsmith as part of its small ensemble cast – was released in cinemas, on television, on demand [...]

March 7, 2014 // 0 Comments

Shrooms And The Silver Screen

Alamo Drafthouse in Austen is hosting a themed A Field In England Feast this Tuesday, 11th February. In honour of the tripped-out psychedelia of the film, Chef Trish Eichelberger has created a mushroom-centric menu available only at a special screening. “After watching the feature I decided [...]

February 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

High Rising

Fresh details have emerged this week about Ben Wheatley‘s next directorial feature, High Rise. Announced back in August, the film is a long mooted adaptation of the seminal JG Ballard novel of the same name, written by Wheatley’s long-standing collaborator (and partner) Amy Jump. This [...]

February 6, 2014 // 0 Comments

Tony Way’s Appointment With The Doctor

Tony Way has been confirmed to appear in one of Ben Wheatley‘s episodes of Doctor Who. The comic has struck out as a dramatic actor in recent years, with performances in smash hits like Game Of Thrones, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and the forthcoming Tom Cruise blockbuster The Edge [...]

January 30, 2014 // 2 Comments

Seeing The Sights

Next month’s edition of Caravan Magazine will feature a belated Sightseers special feature. Here at TVO, we love to report the weird and wonderful side of Onion Land, and this story is no exception. Whilst we, and critics at large, fell in love with Sightseers upon release in 2012, we [...]

January 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

A Field In England – In The US

A Field in England, the black and white masterpiece directed by Ben Wheatley and featuring Julian Barratt, Michael Smiley and Richard Glover will have it’s US release on 7th February 2014. It will have a multi-format release as in the UK – in cinemas, on DVD and on Video On Demand [...]

January 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

Wheatley’s Who: Filming Begins!

Filming is now taking place on Peter Capaldi’s first episodes of Doctor Who, with Ben Wheatley at the helm. The director of Sightseers and A Field In England, to name but a few of his masterpieces, was confirmed for a stint on Series Eight (or Season 34!) late last year, and it had been [...]

January 7, 2014 // 1 Comment

A Field In Hackney

There’s another chance to see a very special alternate version of A Field In England on the big screen in London next week. First performed back in November, A Field In England: Remixed sees Jim Williams haunting score and Ben Wheatley‘s stunning visuals remixed and performed by [...]

January 6, 2014 // 0 Comments

FREE DOWNLOAD: In Holoserica Cepa 2013!

It’s that time of the year again. The big fat bloke has been, and given you all lots of lovely jubbly presents, with hopefully a few TVO related goodies amongst them! As our friends, naturally, we had to provide you with a gift or some variety, and given the runaway success of last [...]

December 25, 2013 // 2 Comments

Ben Wheatley To Direct Doctor Who!

Sometimes there’s no need for puntastic headlines, when the most simple statement can bring the most joy.  Yes, Ben Wheatley is to direct the first two episodes of the next series of Doctor Who. The incredible director has seen his star on the ascent in recent times, following rave reviews [...]

October 14, 2013 // 3 Comments

High Rise For Wheatley

Ben Wheatley will be directing an adaptation of JG Ballard’s satirical novel, High Rise. The iconic book told of a luxury tower block which collapses into anarchy, with rival floors waging war against one another as primal urges take control.  Sounds typically Ben, of course, and [...]

August 30, 2013 // 2 Comments

Barratt Joins ABC’s Of Death 2

Earlier this year we told you about  ABC’s of Death, a horror anthology made up of 26 short films about death. The U for Unearthed segment was directed by Ben Wheatley . You can see our post with a link to the film trailer here, and you can buy the DVD and Blu-ray from the TVO Amazon [...]

August 15, 2013 // 1 Comment

Wheatley Plays Pop

Ben Wheatley has directed his first music video – a spaghetti western-style promo for Editors’ single Formaldehyde. The video was shot in  Almeria in Spain, on the old sets used in Sergio Leone’s ‘Once Upon a Time in the West’, and stars Simon Smith who appeared in [...]

August 9, 2013 // 0 Comments

Sign Up For A Field In England Exclusive

A stunning new artwork to accompany the forthcoming A Field In England album release has been revealed by Rook Films. Created by the illustrators, The Twins of Evil (Luke Insect and Kenn Goodall – also responsible for the Sightseers album artwork), the re-worked poster for A Field In England [...]

July 15, 2013 // 0 Comments

What Lies Behind A Field In England

We’ve tweeted about it previously, but reckoned that the set of masterclass videos for A Field in England are worthy of a post in their own right. In keeping with the film’s unique multi-channel release exactly one week ago today, many of the ‘extras’ that one would [...]

July 13, 2013 // 0 Comments

T-Shirt Treasure From A Field In England

Cult clothing site Last Exit To Nowhere is offering an official A Field In England t-shirt for sale. Ben Wheatley‘s film saw its ensemble cast hunt for treasure in a field filled with mushrooms, and now you can emblazon your own (treasured) chest with the haunting image of the wicked [...]

July 10, 2013 // 0 Comments

A Field In England: It’s Today!

It’s here.  At last, today is the launch of A Field In England – the fourth film by Ben Wheatley and his team. The film stars an ensemble cast in a tale of desertion, witchcraft and magic mushrooms.  Amongst that cast are TVO regulars Julian Barratt and Richard Glover, and [...]

July 5, 2013 // 4 Comments

Fielding England

We’re officially a week away from the release of A Field In England – and the promotional junket is in full swing. The film stars an ensemble cast in a tale of desertion, witchcraft and magic mushrooms.  Amongst that cast are Julian Barratt and Richard Glover, and we’re [...]

June 28, 2013 // 1 Comment

A Field In England On Vinyl

The soundtrack of A Field in England will be available on vinyl in July from Rook Films. The set includes  2 × 180gm heavy white vinyl gatefold LP with artwork by The Twins of Evil – Luke Insect & Kenn Goodall, who also did the artwork for The Sightseers soundtrack LP. There is also an [...]

June 23, 2013 // 0 Comments

Preview: A Field In England

If you’re a regular visitor to these pages you’ll already be aware that A Field In England, Ben Wheatley’s follow up to Sightseers is released on 5th July in a first-of-its-kind multi-channel launch. The film’s Onion pedigree is unquestionable, with the film sharing a [...]

June 21, 2013 // 4 Comments