Brand Snapshot | Leica: Like the Night

Directed by photographer and multi-award-winning filmmaker, Barney Cokeliss ‘Like the Night’ is the first cinema short launched by Leica UK.

This film is an evocative nocturnal journey set to Lord Byron’s ‘She Walks in Beauty’ and cinematically scored by Finnish composer, Anné Kulonen.

Shot entirely on the full-frame Leica SL, with a mixture of SL lenses and lenses from the legendary M Camera range, ‘Like the Night’ follows female photographers as they move through the night capturing the unexpected world that comes alive after dark. This film showcases the unique video capabilities of the camera and lenses, particularly the discreet low-light capabilities of Leica’s legendary M lenses. Shot in locations across the globe, the images in the film range from mountain landscapes to city life, from glimpses of crime to moments of romance.

‘Like the Night’ was colour graded by Simone Grattarola, and he explains:

“What Barney has captured so beautifully are the emotional impacts of night-time, whether fearful, mysterious, seductive, or lonely. Colour resonates through the film as we shift from red lamps to sodium and teal and you’re taken on a journey through night with images that intrigue, haunt and thrill. The Leica SL’s retention of all that colour detail in the low light is stunning.”


The Creative Circle Awards 2020

Bronze for Cinematography

Silver for Original Score


The British Arrows Awards 2020

Digital Services, Electronics & Computer Games

Original Composition

PR Week – Brand Film Awards 2020

Best Branded Programme

The Music and Sound Awards 2020

Best Original Composition