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FILM4, BFI & SHINE PRESENT JONAH Mbwana and his best friend Juma are two young men with big dreams. These dreams become reality when they photog… Read More
FILM4, BFI & SHINE PRESENT JONAH 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. From the imagination of Factory Fifteen A Stray Bear Production in association with Jellyfish Pictures Town VFX by Factory Fifteen Big fish and underwater VFX by Jellyfish Pictures Directed by Kibwe Tavares Written by Jack Thorne Produced by Ivana MacKinnon Staring Daniel Kaluuya Malachi Kirby and Louis Mahoney Executive Producers - Katherine Butler, Ollie Madden, Chris Collins, Phil Dobree, Eva Yates Co-Producer Fiz Oliver Line Producer – Sarah Jane Wheale Editor - Adam Biskupsi Cinematographer - Chloe Thomson Production Designer: Paul Nicholls & Jonathan Gales Visual Effects Supervisor: Paul Nicholls Fish Concept Art – Warren Holder Composer – Mark Sayfritz Sound Recordist – Will Whale Costume Designer– Celia Lusted Casting Directors – Aisha Waters Saheem Baig Read Less
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JONAH
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.
 
From the imagination of Factory Fifteen
 
A Stray Bear Production in association with Jellyfish Pictures
 
Town VFX by Factory Fifteen 
Big fish and underwater VFX by Jellyfish Pictures
 
Directed by Kibwe Tavares
Written by Jack Thorne
Produced by Ivana MacKinnon
 
Staring
Daniel Kaluuya
Malachi Kirby
and Louis Mahoney
 
Executive Producers - Katherine Butler, Ollie Madden, Chris Collins, Phil Dobree, Eva Yates
Co-Producer Fiz Oliver
Line Producer – Sarah Jane Wheale
Editor - Adam Biskupsi
Cinematographer - Chloe Thomson
Production Designer: Paul Nicholls & Jonathan Gales
Visual Effects Supervisor: Paul Nicholls
Fish Concept Art – Warren Holder
Composer – Mark Sayfritz
Sound Recordist – Will Whale
Costume Designer– Celia Lusted
Casting Directors – Aisha Waters Saheem Baig