Fifty fifty reveal its work on the grade and online edit of Amazon Prime Video’s documentary about under-represented players in professional rugby

Directed by British-Nigerian professional rugby player Beno Obano, this candid and personal documentary provides insight from under-represented players in the world of professional rugby. Featuring Maro Itoje, Biyi Alo, Beno Obano, Ellis Genge and Anthony Watson, it’s a frank and honest look at their careers and journey to the Rugby Premiership.


Senior colourist, Joe Stabb used the grade to separate the different strands of the film. For the master interviews, he created a warm summer feel by primarily using Basegrade in Baselight and vignettes. In contrast, the actuality GVs were more stylised to complement the authenticity and rawness of the contributors’ stories. He used the Colour Curves tool and a film contrast curve to add to their individual identities. The film consisted of news archive, UGC, Red Raven 4.5K, Black Magic Cinema 6K and C300 footage.


Due to the fast turnaround nature of delivering this documentary, head of picture, Julian Nelson utilised the Baselight roundtrip workflow to online and delivered back into Avid Media Composer. This kept the grade information live and allowed for a colour managed workflow. Having access to the native media and the ability to work on the original Red log profile meant hidden effects could be applied at source. Subtle natural 4K light leaks were replicated to add accents and an 8mm camera filter was recreated to give the final film a bit more character whilst being sensitive to the craft edit.

Client Doc Hearts

Platform Amazon Prime 1x60 4K UHD

Exec producers Andy Mundy-Castle, Beno Obano

Colourist Joe Stabb

Online editor Julian Nelson

Post Producer Aoife Delany