White Jaw

Adam Schmedes, Denmark, 2014

25 min.DK/Documentary

It's a story told by 12 year old Thea, about an arctic expedition searching for a Bowhead Whale, who lives in one of the most remote places on Earth, the Arctic Ocean. The expedition sees many whales; but is especially interested in one whale they name "White Jaw". In the course of their journey we learn a lot about the bowhead whales; how old they get, how much they weight, their sounds and social relationships.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Hvide kæbe
Danish title Hvide kæbe
Keywords Bowhead whales, Whales, Expeditions
Director Adam Schmedes
Screenplay Jacob Wellendorf, Dorthe Rosenørn Schmedes
Producer Dorthe Rosenørn Schmedes
Editor Jes Kjær Paul
Sound Jes Kjær Paul
Production country Denmark
Dialogue language Danish
Production company Loke Film
International sales
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Loke Film
With support from TV2, Sveriges Radio, Det Danske Filminstitut


Direction Adam Schmedes


Screenplay Jacob Wellendorf
Screenplay Dorthe Rosenørn Schmedes


Production Dorthe Rosenørn Schmedes
Producer Dorthe Rosenørn Schmedes
Production manager Dorthe Rosenørn Schmedes


Underwater cinematographer Mikkel Lund Schmedes
Underwater cinematographer Martin Macnaughton
Underwater cinematographer Søren Petersen
Underwater cinematographer Jesper Kikkenborg
Underwater cinematographer Birgitta Mueck


Editor Jes Kjær Paul


Music Nicklas Schmidt


Sound designer Jes Kjær Paul


Voice Thea Wellendorf

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