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White Thunder

2002 50 min
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This feature documentary introduces a dashing Manhattan filmmaker, Varick Frissell, who travels to the wilds of Newfoundland in the 1920s. Backed by Paramount Pictures, Frissell was setting out to make the early sound feature The Viking, an astonishing record of Newfoundland's perilous seal hunt. White Thunder tells this remarkable tale in detail, bringing us back to the undulating icy seas where Frissell would eventually meet his tragic fate.

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This feature documentary introduces a dashing Manhattan filmmaker, Varick Frissell, who travels to the wilds of Newfoundland in the 1920s. Backed by Paramount Pictures, Frissell was setting out to make the early sound feature The Viking, an astonishing record of Newfoundland's perilous seal hunt. White Thunder tells this remarkable tale in detail, bringing us back to the undulating icy seas where Frissell would eventually meet his tragic fate.
  • director
    Victoria King
  • producer
    Annette Clarke
    Kent Martin
  • cinematographer
    Nigel Markham
  • editor
    Terre Nash
  • sound recordist
    Justine Pimlott
    Harvey Hyslop
  • narration writer
    Terre Nash
    Victoria King
  • narrator
    Michael Jones
  • reading
    Sebastian Spence
  • additional photography
    Alexander Reid
  • camera assistant
    Keith Burgess
    Dominique Gusset
    Trevor Forrest
  • additional sound
    Sam Mendelson
  • production manager
    Annette Clarke
    Linda Fitzpatrick
  • music design
    Jeff Johnston
  • original composition
    Jeff Johnston
  • musician
    Paul Bendzsa
    Valerie Holden
    Jeff Johnston
  • music producer
    Glen Tilley
  • recording engineer
    Terry Winsor
  • sound editor
    Harvey Hyslop
  • mixer
    Paul Steffler
  • assistant editor
    Dorian Rowe
  • online editor
    Steve Cook
  • researcher
    Jennifer Budden
    Caroline Frick
    Harvey Hyslop
    Claire MacKinnon
    Louise Moyes
    Derek Norman
    Dorian Rowe
  • administrator
    John William Lutz
  • executive producer
    Sally Bochner
  • production accounting
    Cathy Corbett
  • associate producer
    Janice Tufford
    Sydney Suissa

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