Official Selection at Kendal Mountain Film Festival!
Updated: Jan 17, 2022
🎥 Having my short doc 'Journey to Jagdula' selected for @kendalmountainfestival is an honour and I can't wait to see all the great films that will be part of the event!
I was commissioned to make this film before lock-down, so it's great to see that we finally got it finished in time for the @pinnacleclubuk 100 year celebrations this year...
The piece is archive-led with Super 8mm film and 35mm photography from the journey to a remote part of Nepal in 1962.
The tale is recounted by 2 of the surviving members from their homes in Snowdonia National Park.
That location gave me a fantastic opportunity to capture the area in all its beauty, which contrasted nicely with the grainy old film stock.
As a filmmaker this was a dream project to shoot. I love editing old archive footage and matching it with modern camera work. I shot this before and after the pandemic hit. So one of the interviews was shot on the Sony Fs7 and the other the Sony Fx6. I think there's a big difference in the quality when looking at the b-roll not it's not noticeable enough to general audiences.
Getting to drive to Wales from Sheffield to get the footage is always an experience and one that I will not forget soon. When cinematography and mountains collide you get some really nice results. The day I shot the mountains of Snowdonia National Park the weather was always changing and this made for some beautiful images. Working as a Director of Photography you relish these kinds of moments.
Now having my film into a prestigious film festival only makes the feeling better.
See you in Kendal 🎉
Jordan Carroll is a freelance filmmaker & videographer working on drama, documentary and promotional content in Sheffield and around the UK.
Working as a director, cinematographer and editor he has a wide knowledge of the video production process.
He also works as a director of photography and gaffer in narrative film.