I Was The… title sequence director for Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd’s chair, as seen in the film’s title sequence, directed by Richard Morrison
Tim Burton’s film Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, starring Johnny Depp as the all singing, all dancing, throat-slashing protagonist, opens this weekend in the UK. The title sequence, created by production company Th1ng , follows a dripping trail of blood from Sweeney Todd’s chair, down to the basement where the pies are made and beyond…

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Sweeney Todd’s chair, as seen in the film’s title sequence, directed by Richard Morrison

Tim Burton’s film Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, starring Johnny Depp as the all singing, all dancing, throat-slashing protagonist, opens this weekend in the UK. The title sequence, created by production company Th1ng , follows a dripping trail of blood from Sweeney Todd’s chair, down to the basement where the pies are made and beyond…

Sweeney Todd title sequence blood trickling down the chair
Sweeney Todd title sequence blood
Sweeney Todd title sequence mine meat
Sweeney Todd title sequence - pie anyone?

We caught up with the director of the sequence, Richard Morrison (who has worked with Burton before – he did the title sequence for Burton’s original Batman film back in 1989) and asked him about his role as title sequence director and the importance of having a big producer. Watch the sequence, then watch the interview below (which may take a few minutes to load up as it’s just over 40Mb).

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Title sequence credits:

Title: Sweeney Todd
Client: Tim Burton/Dream Works and Warner Bros Pictures
Creative director: Richard Morrison
Art director: Shay Hamias
Director of typography: Dean Wares
Executive producer: Dominic Buttimore
Editor: Dan Lumb
CGI: Graham Christie, Vernon Victory, Jamshed Soori, Matt Redhead
Production manager: Mark Farrington
Compositing: Peque Varela, Peter Ardiner, Corinne Ladeinde
Production company: Th1ng

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