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The Hunting of the Snark

Film
Film
Language: 
English
Production country: 
United Kingdom
Running time (In minutes): 
65
Theme: 
Adventure
Category/Format: 
Animated Films
Student film: 
No
Poster: 
Hunting of the Snark movie poster
Production year: 
April, 2015
Film Credits
About the Director: 

Saranne’s creativity started with music as she learned to play the piano as a teenager before getting a job editing and producing radio commercials at Moray Firth radio.

 A few years later she moved to Surrey and made an application to study geology at the University of London where she formed the band From the 3rd story, as a singer and guitarist until she graduated and took up a solo recording contract.

Once released from her contract Saranne started to compose music for films before making her first short film “The Shoe” in 2009, she started her first feature an animation “The Hunting of the Snark” a year later which she also wrote, produced, photographed and  edited  as well as did much for the animating for  and as part of a small team had to learn how to design and build the puppets. In 2012 Saranne also made a mockumentary titled “inevitability”

Film director: 
Saranne Bensusan
Producer: 
Lawrence Mallinson
About the Producer: 
<p>Lawrence switched to a career in film after studying Maths and working as a computer programmer, his had his first success with his first short film &ldquo;Maxzilla&rdquo; which was selected for both &ldquo;Noir in Festival&rdquo; in Courmayeur and the &ldquo;end of the pier film festival&rdquo; in Littlehampton in 2005, he didn&rsquo;t have to wait long before he made another attention catching short; whilst at college a year later he started shooting his short &ldquo;I put my Heart into this Film&rdquo; which was selected for the videoteque at Edinburgh along with seven other festivals.</p>
Screenplay: 
Saranne Bensusan & Lawrence Mallinson
Editing: 
Saranne Bensusan
Film photographer: 
Saranne Bensusan
Sound: 
Saranne Bensusan
Music: 
Guthrie Lowe
Art Director: 
Saranne Bensusan
Costume: 
Saranne Bensusan
Decor: 
Saranne Bensusan
Cast 1: 
Joerg Stadler
Cast 2: 
Nigel Osner
Cast 3: 
Shiraz Khan
Cast 4: 
Tom Stanley
Cast 5: 
Simon Fox
Film synopsis: 
<p>A group of strangers come together to go on a hunt for a mythical Snark even though none of them are sure&nbsp;<span>what it is or have a clue how to catch it, not even the Bellman who is leading the expedition!</span></p>
Budget
Budget Range: 
Between $100 000 and $1 Million
Actual Budget: 
350000
Technical infos
Technical infos
Original Film Format: 
Digital - other
Format Ratio: 
16:9
Film Sound: 
Other
Festival Selection, Awards...
Festival selection, awards or citation already received and other comments... :
Already selected in a Festival?: 
Yes
Festival selections: 

Southway Film Fest, Mykolaiyv, Ukraine (June,2016)

Russian International Film Fest, Sevastopol (October, 2015)

IN.S.A.N.E. animation film festival, Malmö (September, 2015)

London Comic Con and Film Festival, Ontario (September, 2015)

"Best of the Fest - Feature Animation" Fantasmagorical Film Festival, Kentucky (August, 2015)

Awards received: 
<p>&quot;&quot;Best of the Fest Feature Animation&quot; Fantasmagorical Film Festival (August,2015)</p>
Film distribution
Theatre: 
Open
TV: 
Open
Video: 
Open
Internet: 
Open
Sales/distribution name: 
From the 3rd Story Productions ltd.
Address: 
<p>suite 18952,</p> <p>20-22 Wenlock Road</p> <p>London</p> <p>N1 7GU</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Publicity Infos
Publicity contact: 
Lawrence Mallinson
publicity address: 
<p>suite 18952,</p> <p>20-22 Wenlock Road</p> <p>London</p> <p>N1 7GU</p> <div> &nbsp;</div>
Publicity contact email: 
Trailer availble: 
yes
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