A treat for those of you who love to peek behind the curtain – especially if you’re into visual effects.
Here’s a look at how Kibwe Tavares’s captivating short film, Jonah, a delightful mix of live-action and CG work, came together.
We featured the full short film last week Friday; it’s embedded underneath the “Making Of” feature, which highlights the story-boarding and previsualizing of the whole film, as well as the visual effects.
Here’s how Jonah, is described:
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.
The film stars a pair of young British actors whose names you might recognize – Daniel Kaluuya and Malachi Kirby.
Also, veteran thespian Louis Mahoney co-stars.
Here’s the “Making Of…” feature:
And here’s Jonah in full: