A secret history.
One of the most impactful and moving moments of The Old Guard centers around the reveal of former CIA agent James Copley’s “sociogram” - a series of boards covered in layers upon layers of documents and photos, meticulously chronicling the near-immortal lives of our heroes through the decades of their existence.
In conversation with director Gina Prince-Bythewood and editor Terilyn A. Shropshire, it seemed only fitting that the end title sequence center around this pivotally emotional moment. And so, we set about creating a titles-friendly version of the board itself.
In order to be faithful to the film and do its characters justice, copious research was a must (as was the feedback of creator and writer Greg Rucka). We sourced articles and created our own period-accurate materials, which included inserting Andy, Booker, Nicky, and Joe into featured historical photographs.
These documents were used to populate our boards, and we then shot them digitally to get just the right look and feel for the piece. When editing, we focused on striking the right balance between readability and impact as we told the history of Andromache and her team of mercenaries throughout the ages.