Hollow Pond is a polemic against the nature of neoliberalism and how the pursuit of profit attempts to monopolise culture.
We want to give out heartfelt thanks to the U.K.’s Kenyan community. Their unrelenting and resourceful support has made this film possible.
In this ‘coming of age’ gothic-mystery, a boy struggles to define his indenity in a globalised world.
Sironka, a mute boy tending goats on the Maasai Mara loses the herd whilst engrossed in a book, much to the annoyance of his elder siblings. Discovering signs of lion activity, his elder brothers head into the bush to hunt the beasts leaving a scorned and faint-hearted Sironka alone.
Hearing demonic voices, Sironka finds the courage to embark on a brave yet foolhardy journey to locate and help his brothers. Lost and afraid, he comes across an unexpected and mysterious force. Young and unarmed, he must outwit this foe to save himself and reunite with his family.
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A TankTop Films Production
Director: ROLFIN NYHUS
Written By: ADAM ANSON
Producers: ADAM ANSON x CHARLIE MATHER x ROLFIN NYHUS
Director Of Photography: ANDY ALDERSLADE
Sironka (boy) – Robert Okoth
Moran Warrior – Oneal Gakuu
Elder Brother – Enoch Naam
CREW x POST PRODUCTION:
Editors: AGATHE BARBIER x ROLFIN NYHUS
Music Composer: FREDRIK HJULMAND
Soprano Vocal: MAGDALENA KOZYRA
Sound Design: TIMO SÄILÄ
Colourist: VINZENZO ONORATO
Visual Effects: DAVID HEDBERG x EMERIC SAINT-GERMAIN
Focus Pullers: JAMIE MCINERNEY x BENJAMIN SMITH
Camera Assistant: EZRA MILES
Drone Operator: MATTHEW HOOSHMAND
Assistant Director: GARY RAISBECK
Costume: KSENIA VASHCKENKO
Hair: RANELLE CHAPMAN
Make Up: MATTIE WHITE
Production Design: CHARLIE KILLICK x HALEY SEAL
Production Assistant: JOLYON PRICE x MILDA SHAHEEN
MAASAI CULTURAL ARTS
ANA FREIRE de ANDRADE
DURATION: 14 MINS