From the creator:
Movement designer Ed Kevill-Davies collaborated with Shane Meadows to create the title sequence for the Director’s extremely anticipated first interval drama, The Gallows Pole. The three-part BBC sequence transports us into the determined world of David Hartley (Michael Socha) and the Cragg Vale Coiners, counterfeiters preventing for the survival of their group in opposition to the backdrop of the approaching industrial revolution in 18th century Yorkshire.
Ed’s titles observe Hartley throughout the Moors, tailed by six legendary stag males who, within the sequence, information Hartley’s actions by a sequence of hellishly bleak visions, snippets of that are glimpsed right here. The title sequence additionally supplies historic context round occasions within the sequence through fictionalised newspaper headlines, while exhibiting us the post-apocalyptic scenes from Hartley’s potential future.
To totally carry life (or the alternative…) to Meadows’ detailed and grim imaginative and prescient for the sequence, Ed experimented with Midjourney, harnessing the AI software to generate an preliminary world of bleak and abominable imagery which was additional honed and manipulated within the studio. The ultimate kaleidoscopic school is a fusion of folk-rock and psychedelia impressed visuals that convey the grim and harmful nature of Hartley’s existence.
Color grading and film ending for the sequence was accomplished by Paul Harrison and Owen Hulme at Residence Footage, a part of the Espresso & TV Group.
Collection Director: Shane Meadows
Collection Producer: Nickie Sault
Put up Manufacturing Supervisor: Dee Collier
Title Sequence Director: Ed Kevill-Davies
Editor: Lucas Roche
Colourist: Paul Harrison
Government Producer: Johnny Fairburn
Producer: Sorrel Higgins