Mahout: The Great Elephant Walk | Stephen Fry

Mahout: The Great Elephant Walk | Stephen Fry

Accompanied by the dulcet narration of Stephen Fry, The Big Sky's latest feature film takes the form of an adventure documentary, following four Nepalese elephants and their mahouts on a vast trek across Nepal. It picked up best UK film at London Independent Film Festival.

Wired | De-Extinction

Wired | De-Extinction

Extinction is a fact of life as 99% of things that ever lived are extinct. However, as we know, the ratio and scale in which extinction is happening nowadays has been drastically increased by human activity. With that in mind, teams of scientists around the world are working with different methods on what has been excitingly called De-Extinction - the science of bringing species back from extinction. In this film for WIRED, we go on a journey to find out not only how these miracles are performed but also their ethical implications.

A huge amount of work went into researching this fascinating and inspiring subject. The Big Sky crew shot the interviews over two days with a small Covid safe crew on RED Gemini, and over zoom calls. Although making the film at the height of the pandemic had it's challenges, we had a lot of fun experimenting with animation, archive and all sorts of creative devices to bring this science-heavy subject to life. We like to think there is a more-ish watchability from beginning to end which may be attributed to Director, Bruno Chiecco's creative vision and to the dedication of our editors, one of whom suggests that, due to the intensity of the edit, his hairline may have retreated substantially - a great loss to his species.

Lust for Love

Lust for Love

This Kickstarter funded romcom topped the iTunes independent film charts around the world (including the USA, Canada and Australia) and was produced by The Big Sky's very own Jack Wylson. Filmed in Los Angeles and distributed worldwide by Paramount in 22 languages, it stars Hollywood and Joss Whedon favourites Fran Kranz (Cabin in The Woods), Beau Garrett (Tron: Legacy) and Dichen Lachman (Dollhouse).

Free Wheels East

Free Wheels East

Meet The Big Sky's first ever feature film, it follows cousins Jamie and Ben on an extraordinary three year adventure; without know-how or training, the pair attempt to ride bicycles on every continent without using aeroplanes. You can watch the film now On Demand: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/85671

Don't Sell The Tiger

Don't Sell The Tiger

Writers, Joanne Oats and Mark Winter had a story they needed to tell. Very loosely based on fact, this unexpected black comedy is 12% a true story. This 10 minute film which Ben directed stars some high calibre British comedy talent, with the strong female-led cast including: Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Jessica Fostekew (Greed, Motherland, The Guilty Feminist), Margaret Cabourn-Smith (Catastrophe, Miranda) and Hatty Ashdown (Screaming with Laughter, Give Out Girls)

The story follows Annette (Cabourn-Smith) as she returns from London to her semi-rural home, to help sisters Jane (Fostekew) and Libby (Ashdown) pack up their father's house after his death. But the siblings can't agree on the fate of one family heirloom - a mysterious bronze tiger.