When the Whales Came


1h 40m 1989

Brief Synopsis

At the beginning of World War I, a curse on an island is lifted through the efforts of two children and an old man.

Film Details

Also Known As
Why the Whales Came
MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Drama
Release Date
1989
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution
Location
Bryher, Isles of Scilly, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Synopsis

At the beginning of World War I, a curse on an island is lifted through the efforts of two children and an old man.

Crew

Cathryn Birch Alford

Assistant Editor

Marion Appleton

Animatronics

Laurie Ayres

Props

Gerry Bates

Boom Operator

Marian Bennet

Other

Anthony Black

Wardrobe Supervisor

Brian Blamey

Sound Editor

Reg Boddy

Electrician

John Booth

Production Coordinator

Andrew Boulton

Editor

Sue Bowcott

Props Buyer

Graham Broadbent

Office Runner

Ron Burkett

Other

Eddie Burt

Grip

Mandy Carpenter

Other

Mandy Carpenter

Assistant

Simon Channing-williams

Producer

Philip Crichton

Wardrobe Assistant

Carole Dejong

Art Department

Simon Donaldson

Animatronics

Roger Elliot

Assistant Director

Andy Evans

Construction Manager

David Farrell

Photography

Andrea Fontaine

Script Supervisor

John Foster

Sound Editor

John Gamble

Camera Trainee

Peter Glossop

Sound

Jeff Godbold

Props Buyer

James Goldsmith

Executive Producer

Carl Griffin

Production Accountant

Bruce Grimes

Production Designer

Colin Grimes

Art Director

Christopher Gunning

Music

Luke Hallam

Office Runner

Lindy Hemming

Costume Designer

Dean Humphreys

Sound

Bob Hunt

Generator Operator

Peter Hutchison

Special Effects Supervisor

Heather Jones

Makeup

Charles H Keating

Coproducer

Patricia Keily

Other

Paolo Mantini

Hairdresser

John Marzano

Director Of Photography

Peter Maxwell

Sound Mixer

Colin Mcdonagh

Other

Michael Morpurgo

Source Material

Michael Morpurgo

Screenplay

Johnny Morris

Property Master

Ian Morse

Art Department

Alexander Myers

Associate Producer

Alexander Myers

Production Supervisor

Marian Nicholson

Animatronics

Robert Paynter

Director Of Photography

Dave Pearce

Assistant

Derek Pearce

Visual Effects

Derek Pearce

Consultant

Nicky Philipps

Assistant

Sue Potter

Animal Trainer

Colin Powton

Electrician

Mike Proudfoot

Camera Operator

Fred Pullis

Construction

Geoffrey Randall

Other

Adam Rees

Assistant Director

Steve Reid

Electrician

Ruth Rennie

Music

Stuart Robinson

Animatronics

Deborah Scott

Costumes

Colin Smith

Production

Chris Streeter

Transportation Captain

Cherry Taylor

Accounting Assistant

Ray Tricker

Production Designer

Peter Tullo

Location Manager

Geoffrey Wansell

Executive Producer

Cilla Ware

Assistant Director

Norma Webb

Makeup

Sue Whatmough

Casting Director

Jean Williams

Other

Stewart Williams

Construction

Micky Woolard

Gaffer

Film Details

Also Known As
Why the Whales Came
MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Drama
Release Date
1989
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution
Location
Bryher, Isles of Scilly, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall October 20, 1989

Released in United States February 1990

Released in United States on Video May 24, 1990

Released in United States September 7, 1989

Shown at Berlin Film Festival (in competition) February 9-20, 1990.

Directorial debut for Clive Rees. First production for Golden Swan Films.

Began shooting April 25, 1988.

Released in United States February 1990 (Shown at Berlin Film Festival (in competition) February 9-20, 1990.)

Released in United States on Video May 24, 1990

Released in United States September 7, 1989 (Charity premiere to benefit The Prince's Trust and The Malcolm Sargent Cancer Fund for Children September 7, 1989.)

Released in United States Fall October 20, 1989