WHALE'S SONG


A film by NEELS CASTILLON.

2023, FRANCE. 16min — 4K — 2:35 color.

Synopsis — On a seawall separating the ocean from the factories of Dunkerque, Rachel and her daughter are sleeping in their car. Paul, the father, finds them there in the early hours, he wants his daughter back. Rachel must face up to him now if she wants her freedom and to save her daughter.

Location
— Digue du Braek, Dunkerque, France.

Ella Rumpf .................................. RACHEL 
Swan L'haoua ........................... PAUL
Eléonore Desormeaux ...... LOUISE

written & directed by Neels Castillon
music by Hania Rani and Dobrawa Czocher

production company — Motion Palace
in collaboration with the Ridley Scott Creative Group.

producer — Louis Arnoux
executive producer — Ariane Cornic
production coordinator — Sandrine Laveau
producer — Emilie Mallen
movement director — Fanny Sage
art director — Vincent Perrin
1st AD — Sofia Jaeger
2nd AD — Clément Daugabel
director of photography — Eric Blanckaert
1st AC — Félix Suljemanoski
2nd AC — Aymeric Beun
Gaffer — Sebastien Plessis
best boy — Solenn Colbatz
key grip — Jeremy Leloup
make-up artist — Sidney Billon
sound operator — Alexandre Le Mouroux
sound operator — Yves Bagot
editor — Sebastien Rouquet
re-recording mixer — Dominique Delguste
supervising sound editor — Rémi Gauthier
foley artist — Quentin Lévy
foley mixer — Manu Payet
VFX studio — The Mill
VFX supervisor — Franck Lambertz
compositing — Guillaume Ho
composition — Benjamin Malherbe
VFX producer — Stéphanie Mollet
graphic design — Pablo Desportes
color grading — Hervebay's
camera and lenses — RVZ
head of camera department — Samuel Renollet
sound gear — DCA
mixing auditorium — Creative Sound
foley studio — M-Studios
safety guards / lifeguards — SNSM Dunkerque
car and motorbike supplier — Jérémy Leblanc 
film permits — Grand Port Maritime de Dunkerque
head of short film at RSA — Nancy Ryan
researcher — Harry Morgan

special thanks to Kai-Lu Hsiung, Debie Garvey, Holly Wolfers, Laura Lopes, Cédric Négrel,  Clara Desogus, Ville de Dunkerque, Ville de Mardyck, Joke, Skuibi, Muriel Debaene, Mireille Bruynoghe, Awir Léon, Spoke, Murielle Darte, Rosen De Gouvello, Emmanuel Pelletier, Laura Meerson, Nestor Factory, Bastien Larue, Fanny Druant, Pascal Laurière, Nicole Vanzinghel.

Kodak disposable camera behind the scene —