Jago: A Life Underwater continues to prove a festival favourite, winning a total of four awards at the recent Royal Television Society Awards in Bristol, having received a total of eight nominations. It even edged out Planet Earth II to scoop Best Cinematography. Not bad for an upstart indie documentary drama shot on a microbudget with a crew of six. The other awards included Best Documentary, Best Sound and Best Colour Grade. We’re hoping to arrange a screening of Jago later in London later in 2017 – watch this space and check out the trailer here.
Wolf Hunter will be screening along with three other short films at the Curzon in Bloomsbury on Saturday (28th Nov). The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with our director, James Morgan, Anna Stevens from Panos Pictures and Jennifer Bryne, Head of Video at Dazed. You can buy tickets for the event here: – Screening Tickets
The photo feature that accompanies the film is also now available online at jamesmorgan.co.uk: Wolf Hunter Photo Feature.
Our latest film, Jago: A Life Underwater, has picked up the top prize at the Jackson Hole Film Festival. Produced in conjunction with Underdog films, Jago tells the story of Pak Rohani, a Bajau sea nomad, charting his life in Sulawesi’s Togian Islands.
Through a mixture of interviews and cinematic reenactments, the film charts Pak Rohani’s extraordinary life; learning to dive, losing his son and coming to terms with his own mortality.
Shot entirely in 5K for a 4K master on Red Epics, the film also makes use of experimental underwater rigs and aerial photography.
We don’t have a set release date but here’s a sneak peek, courtesy of the festival:
Last month we were in Socotra shooting a music video. Floating adrift between Yemen and Somalia, it’s not the easiest place to make a film, but if you can negotiate the various obstacles and refrain from reading the travel warnings it makes for a stunning location. We shot on a new Red Epic, see some screen grabs below. A lot of people have been writing asking if you can pull stills from the video stream now it’s in 6k. And the short answer is: it depends.
Many thanks to Adhem, Johnny and Abdul.
A short multimedia piece for The Coral Triangle about our director, James, returning to the region and how the focus of his work there keeps shifting.