The Last Mermaids

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Production Company: Nika Belianina Productions, Willowood Films
Genre: Surreal, Drama
Production Type: Short Film
Running Time: 5 mins
Year: 2012
Funded by Ontario Arts Council
Cast: Gergana Zabunova, Jasenya Senet, Emma Boutin, Emily Cayuga, Avery Lynn Little, Tomas Chovanec, Geza Kovacs

Producer: Chris Luckhardt
Producer/Director: Nika Belianina
DoP: Mikhail Petrenko
Underwater DP: Jim Kozmik

About
Willowood Films in co-production with Nika Belianina presents this short film The Last Mermaids. Produced by Nika Belianina and Chris Luckhardt and funded by the Ontario Arts Council Grant. This short film explores the abstract world of mermaids seen only for the last time before the transition into another.

Synopsis
In the beginning there was water. And then there was life. The end is the new beginning.

Film Festival Appearances

  • Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival – Oct 15, 2012
  • Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival – Feb 2013
  • Rochester International Film Festival – April 2013 – Honourable Mention
  • ReelheART Film Festival – June 24, 2013 – Audience Choice Award
  • Coney Island Film Festival – Sept 22, 2013
CAST
Mermaids Emma Boutin Nurses Joan M. Kivanda
Emily Cayuga Jennifer Little
Jasenya Senet Punam Patel
Woman Gergana Zabunova Amanda Patricia Gajer
Man Tomas Chovanec Baby Avery Lynn Little
Doctor Geza Kovacs Elderly Patient Jenni Kuvardina
Russian Narrator Alisa Grebenshikova Hospital Worker Paul Proud
English Narrator Allison Wilson-Forbes
CREW
Director, Producer, Writer Nika Belianina Dir. of Photography Mikhail Petrenko
Producer Chris Luckhardt Underwater DP Jim Kozmik
Production Manager Ryan Knight Gaffer Rafal Strupinski
1st Assist. Director Jenny Mac Lighting Technician Conor Maguire
Marine Coordinator Michael Robertson Costumer Designer Christopher W. Cunningham
Safety Divers Jeff Pauze Wardrobe Assistant Colleen Cody
Ralph Hoskins Hospital Make Up Artist Shanene Barlow
Production Assistants Filipe Fernandes Underwater Make Up Artist Sara Zubairi
Jordan Brewer Sound Mixer Jeffery Magat
Erik Martin Post Prod. Supervisor Chris Luckhardt
James Harpley Editor Shelley Therrien
Mehul Desai Original Music By Vladimir Podgoretsky
Mermaid ADR (Russian, English) Liza Larionova Sound Designer Jakob Thiesen
Father ADR (Russian) Mikhail Bogorad Folk Vocal Ludmila Orlova
Doctor ADR (Russian) Alexey Kantsurov Vocal Sound Engineer Eugene Pahomov
Nurses ADR (Russian) Olga Perskaia Digital Colourist Ryan Knight
Natalie Bek-Gerhard VFX Digital Compositor & Titles Chris Luckhardt
Nurse ADR (English) Jessica Martins

Special Thanks:
Clark Johnson, Ann Senet, Brandon & Ryan Boutin, Katherine Scott-Jarvis, Sharon & Sunny Cayuga, Jennifer Little, Valerie Belianine, Silvana Martos, Ted Overtone, Sergei Zinchenko, Ivan Rusev, Yuri Zhuravel, Gergana Zabunova, Chisa Hidaka, Keven Albers, Olga Larionova, Faery Lepidoptera, Southlake Regional Hospital, Tammy Larue, Kate Blackwell, Shane McKenna, Paul Proud, Kelly Lam, James & Maggie Sled, Brian Dugan, Jessie Collier, Medicine in Film, Claire Bailie, Dave Addison, Bloor Street United Church, SwishPan Films, 1000 Island Camping Resort, Lift, Ministry of Natural Resources of Canada.

Production Grip & Lighting Equipment Provided By
William F. Whites International Inc.

Camera Assist Equipment & Filters Provided By
Image Gear, Joe Sutherlands

Medical Equipment Provided By
Medicine in Film, Southlake Regional Hospital

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