The Raven On The Jetty

Festival laurel for the Keswick Film FestivalFestival laurel for the Legon Film EventFestival laurel for the Madrid International Film FestivalFestival laurel for the Lucerne International Film FestivalFestival laurel for the Aberdeen International Film FestivalFestival laurel for the International Film Festival of Wales

Fiction: 88 minutes. 2014. In the midst of separation, one boy’s silent longing has the power to change everything.

On his 9th birthday, Thomas travels with his mother to visit his estranged father who, since an acrimonious divorce, has abandoned urban living in favour of an isolated rural life in the English Lake District. The bitter separation of his parents is not something Thomas understands, nor does he understand his own dysfunctional behaviour as a silent cry for help. As a digital native city boy, Thomas’s encounter with the natural world, and his gradual understanding of the pivotal connection he provides for his, ultimately, lonely parents, leads to realisation and discovery. There are things his parents don’t know about each other that only he can reveal. Perhaps  he has the power and the means to change everything.

The Raven On The Jetty Scrapbook and DVD Front Cover

The Raven On The Jetty Production Scrapbook and DVD

The entire production process has been documented in a series of Vlogs, which can be seen here:

Raven Vlog 30 - Preview Screening


Raven Vlog 29 - Final Thoughts Part 2


Raven Vlog 28 - Final Thoughts Part 1


Raven Vlog 27 - Sound Dubbing


Raven Vlog 26 - The First Cinema Test Screening


Raven Vlog 25 - Colour Grading The Film


Raven Vlog 24 - Stuart Samuels Talks Special Effects and Titling


Raven Vlog 23 - Erik Knudsen Talks About The Art Of Editing


Raven Vlog 22 - Erik Knudsen Talks About Using Final Cut Pro X


Raven Vlog 21 - Mark Duggan Talks To Contributing Animators


Raven Vlog 20 - Photographer, Richard Mulhearn, On His Contribution


Raven Vlog 19 - Final Day Of Principal Photography


Raven Vlog 18 - Shooting On Morecambe Pier


Raven Vlog 17 - Sound Recordist, Amanda Belantara, At Work


Raven Vlog 16 - The Role Of Budgies In The Film


Raven Vlog 15 - The Raven In The Film


Raven Vlog 14 - The First Day Of Shooting


Raven Vlog 13 - A Ritual On The Eve Of Shooting


Raven Vlog 12 - Final Preparations For The Shoot


Raven Vlog 11 - Changing A Key Location


Raven Vlog 10 - The Storyboarding Process


Raven Vlog 9 - The Cast Costume Session


Raven Vlog 8 - Art Department Preparations


Raven Vlog 7 - Art Department Visit Key Locations


Raven Vlog 6 - The Challenges Of Focus Pulling


Raven Vlog 5 - Sound Designers Talk About Their Work


Raven Vlog 4 - The Casting Process


Raven Vlog 3 - Location Scouting at Morecambe Bay


Raven Vlog 2 - Location Scouting In 'The Lakes'


Raven Vlog 1 - Influences On The Film