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Watch Kibwe Tavares' Sundance 2013 Magical Short Film 'Jonah' Now (Short Shout!)

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by Tambay A. Obenson
May 31, 2013 1:58 PM
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Kibwe Tavares is his name; filmmaking is his game.

His last 2 short films both screened at the Sundance Film Festival: a work of animation titled Robots From Brixton (2012); and this one, a delightful mix of live-action and CG work titled Jonah (2013). 

Back-to-back Sundance selections is obviously a great look for the British filmmaker.

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.

After 2 impressive short films, Mr Tavares is a talent to watch. I'm looking forward to what he does next.

Here's Jonah in full:

JONAH from Factory Fifteen on Vimeo.

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5 Comments

  • bokia | October 5, 2013 6:41 PMReply

    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 hotspot 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.
    http://youtu.be/m_UjXCwRX70

  • mozzie | June 1, 2013 7:35 AMReply

    Sick film!

  • Redlines | June 1, 2013 12:14 AMReply

    What a beautiful story!!!

  • Aaron | May 31, 2013 11:35 PMReply

    I really enjoyed this. I can't wait to see what he does next.

  • campbell | May 31, 2013 5:39 PMReply

    Very impressive. Indeed I will keep an eye out for brother Kibwe.

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