Friday Inspiration. “Jonah” from Factory 15

This is a fantastic short film from Factory Fifteen and Jellyfish Pictures. The storyline is solid, the quality of the cinematography and special effects are absolutely top notch. There are multiple themes presented in this 20 minute film, all of which are supported by moving performances by Daniel Kaluuya, Malachi Kirby and Louis Mahoney.

The film has plenty of visual effects that enhance rather than detract from the main story line.  greed, pride and loss are rendered through the story as the small town the film takes place in blossoms into a tourist destination over time. Jonah is a big fish story about the old and the new, the links and the distances between them. It is a visual feast, shot though with humor and warmth, Jonah tells an old story in a completely new way.

Directed by Kibwe Tavares
Written by Jack Thorne
Produced by Ivana MacKinnon

Daniel Kaluuya
Malachi Kirby
and Louis Mahoney

Town VFX: Factory Fifteen
Fish VFX: Jellyfish Pictures

Executive Producers – Katherine Butler, Ollie Madden, Chris Collins, Phil Dobree, Eva Yates
Co-Producer Fiz Oliver
Line Producer – Sarah Jane Wheale
Editor – Adam Biskupski
Cinematographer – Chloe Thomson
Production Designer: Paul Nicholls and Jonathan Gales
Fish Concept Art – Warren Holder
Composer – Mark Sayfritz
Sound Design – Jens Petersen
Sound Recordist – Will Whale
Costume Designer– Celia Lusted
Casting Directors – Saheen Baig & Aisha Walters