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Mara: The Seal Wife has been selected for Kevin Smith's first annual SModcastle Film Festival and will screen 4th Dec, SModcastle Cinemas, Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey.

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Our first independent film from the Mara series is now complete.

Mara: The Seal Wife is a short film inspired by Selkie Folklore and set in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.

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Hello Everyone,

Post Production on our film continues. With the music and colour grade complete our focus is now on completing the sound design which we are very excited about. We can't wait to get the film out there.

In the meantime we have designed our first official poster for our film - we hope you like it!

Updated: Oct 14, 2021

Hello everyone,

The sound design for Mara: The Seal Wife is now truly well on the way and promises to give the film an extra special touch. Our film will also be mixed in 5.1 surround sound which will add to the cinematic experience.

During our first shoot way back in May last year the weather disrupted our shoot far more than expected and led us to having to create a 3rd mini shoot in July to add to our final shoot in September. Each shoot brought its own challenges often due to the weather and we had to adapt to whatever nature threw at us. Shooting schedules were often changed, scenes were rewritten, some scenes were lost and others added, such is the nature of independent filmmaking. Thankfully the story survived intact but it was very much shaped by the weather and we are thankful for what nature gave us in the end. During our May shoot after several scenes were cancelled we found ourselves one evening on Hosta beach in North Uist shooting b-roll footage, some of which had found its way into the final edit and some of the unused footage you can see here along with a small sample of the music from our film...

We will update you on progress towards the end of January. In the meantime we wish you all the best for the festive season and the New Year.

Best wishes,

The Mara Team

Updated: Oct 14, 2021

Hello Everyone,

With the grade and music now pretty much complete we are moving on to the last stage of post production which is the sound design. We are anticipating that the film will finally be ready early 2020. Thank you for your ongoing patience.

The sound design has recently been complete on a teaser scene for the film which you can see here...

Although this scene will not be included in the actual film I feel it works as a sort of teaser to the world of Mara and the themes of the film. The scene was cut when it was decided we should aim for a running length of under 40 minutes which is the usual maximum running length of short films at festivals. It also keeps the film focused more on the core story which is the relationship of Magnus & Sine. We hope to explore the world of Mara more in the future.