White Thunder

White Thunder

| 50 min

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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  • director
    Victoria King
  • producer
    Annette Clarke
    Kent Martin
  • cinematographer
    Nigel Markham
  • editor
    Terre Nash
  • sound recordist
    Justine Pimlott
    Harvey Hyslop
  • narrator
    Michael Jones
  • reading
    Sebastian Spence
  • music design
    Jeff Johnston
  • original composition
    Jeff Johnston
  • recording engineer
    Terry Winsor
  • sound editor
    Harvey Hyslop
  • mixer
    Paul Steffler
  • researcher
    Jennifer Budden
    Caroline Frick
    Harvey Hyslop
    Claire MacKinnon
    Louise Moyes
    Derek Norman
    Dorian Rowe
  • executive producer
    Sally Bochner