Hey, hey, hey, sisters and brothers from all the other mothers, we were recently interview by the superlovely Rachyeta Singh founder of the RS Bridal Group at Shaadi-Esque.com the premier inspiration spot for Asian brides. We had a lovely time answering her questions and if you’d like to get to know us a little better, reading this is a great start !
Here’s a little excerpt…..we’ll hand over to Rachyeta……
The two talented and pretty darn funny guys of RozierWilkinson Cinematography show us some of their pretty unique work and talk to us about who the guys behind the camera are, what makes them love what they do and why they shoot weddings of all things. You are all going to love this blog post – it’s a definite smile reader!
♥ Who are the people behind the camera?
PW: Hello – I’m Peter (Wilkinson) a writer and producer.
MR: And howdy – I’m Matt (Rozier) a director and cameraman.
PW: I started working in the theatre in London, firstly as an actor and then as a script reader, and I slowly started making the move into film a few years ago.
MR: I was an actor too for about 10 years. That was how we originally met, many years ago, in a play at the Globe Theatre in Germany. We instantly hit it off – kicking opinions on film around and we’ve been mates ever since. I made the move over to directing a few years ago, first for the stage, and then for the camera, and we met up in 2009 to shoot something for Pete and decided to form our sister company Blind Crow Pictures.
PW: I’m originally from the North-East of England but trained and worked in London for many years and now oscillate between the two as work demands.
MR: And I’m based in Bucks with my long-term lady and little daughter Poppy – she’s two and quite possibly an evil genius. She’s calling me a lazy tortoise at this very moment.
♥ What drives your passion?
PW: Perhaps Matt may want to distance himself from my answer to this! I have to be honest and say that tears drive my passion. Happy tears – to be more specific. There is not a better feeling, for me, than knowing that what we have produced has moved someone so much that they couldn’t help but shed a tear. We got a message the other day from one of our brides and she said that she had sat down with her Mother and watched a ‘pre-wedding’ film that we had made for her, and they both sat there together and cried as they watched it. Obviously there are a hundred other things that I love about the job and that I want to get right and that I feel passionate about – but bringing out emotion in those we work with is something I always aim for. It tells me that we have done our job.
MR: Pete’s answer just made me cry. I’m kidding. But he’s right; it’s a really special feeling. Just to add to that – I love, love, love, finding the hidden story. Weddings are strange beasts, full of friends and family who aren’t always close and aware of the stories behind the couples. I love to find those hidden stories and to help couples tell them – I get a real kick out of thinking that after watching one of our films you’ll know just a little bit more about what makes this marriage special. When you know, when you see that love for what it is it’s then that you invest in it and really root for it. It’s the difference between saying – Ah they make a good couple and I can’t ever imagine them being apart.
PW: Okay, now you just made me cry.
♥ If you could choose a celebrity (dead or alive) you would like to video, who would it be and why?
PW: I would have to go with Orson Welles. I don’t believe there to have been a more interesting and talented individual in the world of film. Ever. Having read so much about him, his experience range from dinners with Churchill in Venice, performing magic with Houdini on the continent, marrying Rita Hayworth and working with everyone under the sun, as well as writing, directing and acting in perhaps the greatest film of all time. I would have loved to have made a film about him that truly communicated how special he was.
MR: For me, ah this is tough – Oliver Reed maybe?! I’ll be honest – it doesn’t interest me as much. As ex-actors ourselves we know that on your day off it can be weird to be the centre of attention – you kind of just want to fade into the background – you know – I’d MUCH prefer to film the wedding of the crazy drunk guy who was constantly propping up the Walkabout Bar in Wimbledon between 2001-2009 – his wedding would be a ball! Actually I think I love shooting weddings which are really visual – that’s a massively broad spectrum, but the more visually interesting the better!
♥ What are the advantages of hiring your services?
PW: People hiring Matt and I will get a comprehensive service – we truly and sincerely care about our work and the people we work with. There are so many options with our films, in terms of how we approach them and the different films and edits we offer such as pre-wedding, e-invites, post-wedding, etc, that any couple working with us can tailor what they get to suit their wedding, and suit their budget. The other advantage to hiring us, over, say, some other wedding videographers, is, as mentioned above, our approach to the couple. Of course their wedding day is special, but there is one thing that is even more special, and that is the couple themselves – the relationship – and that relationship started before the wedding, and will go on for many years after, and so we want to set the wedding day that we film within the larger context of the relationship – it means so much more when it has that depth and texture.
MR: I think another thing that we do well is that we’re open, friendly and approachable.
PW: We’re also funny
MR: We’re very, very funny. Hilarious would you say?
PW: Yes, I think I would.
MR: But that doesn’t mean that we don’t take things seriously, we work hard, it just means that we’re easy to have around.
PW: Like Guinea Pigs.
MR: Yes. Like Guinea Pigs with expensive cameras.
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We had great fun answering some of Rachyeta’s questions, and we are more than happy to answer any others that people may have – even if you’re not interested in booking but just have a burning question you need answering about wedding films, drop us a line and we’ll get right back to you
FEEDBACK FROM RACHYETA…..
I love these guys, I would like to sincerely thank you for your time Peter and Matt. Your posts always make me smile. Hoping you all enjoyed this post just as much as I did. It has been a really informative read and maybe you all can take something away from it.
MASSIVE love back to Rachyeta and the Shaadi-esque team !!!
Matt and Pete