Queens of Mystery Title Sequence

Using real pop-up paper folds filmed in 3D and enhanced with VFX, these titles introduce viewers to the bucolic setting for "Queens of Mystery" - a tongue-in-cheek mystery series about three crime writer sisters helping their cop niece solve murders - created by Julian Unthank and produced by Sly Fox Productions for Acorn TV.

"Queens of Mystery" seeks to refresh and revive a classic murder mystery format in a contemporary and playful way, a sentiment echoed in the title sequence which evokes the shows many literary twists, making the audience feel like they're entering a fairytale and capturing the essence of the surreal world of "Queens of Mystery."

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Ian Emes




Director: Ian Emes
Producer: Linda James
Cinematographer: Packshot Factory
Production Designer: Alison Dominitz
Sound Designer: Raoul Brand
Music: Paul Englishby
Additional Credits: Pop-Up Book Designer: David Hawcock, Illustrator: Garry Walton, Compositor: Mark Ford, Titles Supervisor: Peter Haddon, Associate Producer: Savannah James-Bayly


Public Film Contact
Savannah James-Bayly
Sly Fox Productions
Publicity Contact
Chad Campbell
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2019
Screening in: Title Design Program
Screening Section: Title Design Competition
Screening Category: Title Sequence
Country: United Kingdom
Runtime: 1 mins