'ELLSTON BAY' - (2018)

Format: VistaVision (35mm / 8-Perf) / Kodak / DCP

Production Company: Fact Not Fiction Films



When Keir decides to re-establish contact with his long estranged father, he returns to his hometown by the sea, and quickly discovers that all is not as it seems on the surface.




Inspired by the short story 'The Night Ocean' by H.P. Lovecraft and R.H. Barlow, 'Ellston Bay' is an ambitious piece of short-form cinema.

'Ellston Bay' is the first production for a considerable length of time to be captured in 35mm VistaVision (8-perf) and presented in IMAX for a visceral cinematic experience.

Originating in VistaVision required a great amount of hard work from professionals throughout the industry, and required extensive testing and problem solving throughout all stages of production.

Shot on Kodak Vision 3 - (50D) and Kodak Vision 3 - (250D) in both VistaVision (8-perf) and Super 35mm (4-Perf for underwater scenes), the negative was processed with Kodak Lab Pinewood (London).

4K select scans were provided by Final Frame and supervised by Simon Marbrook.

Final grade was conducted and supervised by Toby Tomkins at CHEAT.


Ellston Bay has recently made the official selection and been nominated for Best UK Short Film at the prestigious Raindance Film Festival in London, UK.

Ellston Bay also made the Official Selection of the International Filmmaker Festival of New York, beating over five hundred submissions in the short film category. In addition, the film also received the festival's Grand Jury Prize Nomination for Best Cinematography.


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