Fiction, Short Film
Film4 // 25mins // Arri Alexa
Factory Fifteen in partnership with Film4, BFI, Channel4, Shine Films.
Winner Best Cinematography at Underwire Film Festival 2013
Nominated for Best Short Film at British Independent Film Awards 2013
In competition for Best International Narrative Short Film at Sundance Film Festival 2013
Mbwana and his best friend Juma are two young men with big dreams. These dreams become reality when they photograph a gigantic fish leaping out of the sea and their small town blossoms into a tourist hot-spot as a result. But for Mbwana, the reality isn't what he dreamed, and when he meets the fish again, both of them forgotten, ruined and old, he decides only
one of them can survive.
Jonah is a big fish story about the old and the new, and the links and the distances between them. A visual feast, shot though with humour and warmth, it tells an old story in a completely new way.
Director KIBWE TAVARES
Producer IVANA MACKINNON
Writer JACK THORNE
Executive Producers KATHERINE BUTLER, OLLIE MADDEN, CHRIS COLLINS, PHIL DOBREE, EVA YATES
Director of Photography CHLOË THOMSON
Editor ADAM BISKUPSKI
Production Designers JONATHAN GALES & PAUL NICHOLLS
Composer MARK SAYFRITZ
Sound Designer JENS PETERSEN
Co-Producer FIZ OLIVER
Line Producer SARAH JANE WHEALE
Fish Concept Art WARREN HOLDER
Sound Recordist WILL WHALE
Costume Designer CELIA LUSTED
Casting Directors SAHEEN BAIG & AISHA WALTERS