Film & Video Production
Introducing ... Space Whale Productions. A film and video production service that specialises in documentary, short film and video.
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I Dream of Gina
Create NSW Presents a SEED Regional Shorts Film
Produced by Space Whale & 21 Shooting Star Productions
I Dream (pilot ep.) is now LIVE on ABC iview.
“I Dream is a beautiful imaginative piece that gives us hope that we can all fly to new heights with a little support from a furry friend.” – Kailah Cabanas (puppeteer)
I Dream is a fantasy and adventure film that uses live action puppetry and animation to tell the story of two misfits.
The film was written, directed, produced and edited by Elizabeth McCarthy. The film was shot, co-produced and edited by Hannah Lyn Walker of 21 Shooting Star Productions. Amie Schultz was the production designer and puppet designer. The people pulling the strings on the strings were puppeteers, Mathias Olofsson, Kailah Cabanas, Max Perry and Jen Watkins.
With original music from Hugh McCarthy and Bron Watkins. Character design, animation, VFX and sound from William King. Makeup and Costume by Jennifer Dias. With Art Department assistance from; Max Perry, Elizabeth McCarthy, Hannah Lyn Walker, Jennifer Dias and Terrie Schultz. Post-sound from John Hresc of Sydney Sound Brewery and colour from David Devjak of Thaumaturgy Post-production.
The film was financed with the assistance of Create NSW and ABC, with support from the Central Coast Council, and is part of the SEED: Regional Shorts Initiative.
Documentary by Emile Carreau, edited by Space Whale
Nyapala is a 30-minute documentary that follows Byson Kaula, a Malawian man who was convicted of murdering his farm worker and sentenced to 23 years in a maximum-security prison before being released in 2015. It starts with a captivating account of how he was appointed the prison’s senior ‘Nyapala’, a position of trust that made him the ‘bridge between prisoners and the prison authorities.’ The film then places us alongside Byson as he goes about his post release work with the Prison Fellowship Malawi, an organisation that works to improve the lives of prisoners suffering in the country’s overcrowded prisons.
Through Byson we understand many of the issues facing the criminal justice system in Malawi and the death penalty generally. We are taken into Byson’s world as he recounts the horrors he endured on death row in the country’s maximum-security prison, including the death of his wife, his attempt at suicide, and coming moments away from being executed by a machine that ‘kills like a chicken’ on two occasions. And we celebrate the relief his release brought his mother who tried all she could to get him out of prison.