Kibwe Tavares and Factory Fifteen Float “Jonah”
Check this trailer and crazy-detailed concept art for Kibwe Tavares’ short called “Jonah,” an audience fave at the 2013 Sundance fest that Tavares directed out of Factory Fifteen in London, which is also where the impressive magic realism VFX where done.
Kibwe Tavares: “Jonah is a story set in the fishing town of Zanzibar of a changing man in a changing town. Aggressive tourism sparked through Jonah’s discovery of the world’s biggest fish has caused the town and himself to change beyond recognition.
“The town is now a glowing, tacky, money making, wildly opportunistic beach town, which has abandoned its original fishing roots. As an old man, Jonah is ashamed of what his old fishing town has become and decides to hunt down the legendary fish and kill it, killing what it represents.”
Made in partnership with Film4, BFI, Channel4, Shine Films.