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Mara: The Seal Wife is a multi award winning short feature film inspired by Selkie Folklore

and set in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.

Now Available on:

Prime Video

Vimeo On Demand

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.

Updated: Oct 14, 2021

Post Production continues on Mara: The Seal Wife. We are grateful for the continued support and patience for our film. Our score is almost complete and soon we will begin the finishing touches to the film which consist of sound design and colour grading. Meanwhile here is a short glimpse behind the scenes...

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