51° South explores the depth of culture and experience on the little-known Falkland Islands off the coast of Argentina. Over the course of six episodes, creators Jamie Gallant and Vern Cummins take us through this overlooked region, vaguely remembered for a 74-Day war in 1982 between the United Kingdom and Argentina.
The series was born from a deep fascination of the tiny, rural society that Gallant and Cummins so deeply admire. Within the scope of the mini-series, they set out to tell original, personal stories of the Falkland Islands culture from an inside perspective, creating an archive of sartorial footage to celebrate the unique community. Editor Christine Wolf of Whitehouse Post, is no stranger to character-driven stories having edited the documentary Vincent: A Life in Color. Her experience working on that 2008 feature was what drew her to 51° South and giving a voice to the obscure faraway place and its complex cast of characters.
51° South "Prologue" aired last week, with episode one's release earlier today. "No. 1: Steve, The Stuffer" showcases the unusual story of Steve Massam, the chief taxidermist at The Falkland Islands Museum and National Trust in Stanley.
A Collaboration by : Vern Cummins & Jamie Gallant
Editorial Company: Whitehouse Post
Edited by: Christine Wolf
Ass. Edit & MGFX: Caleb Hepler
Post Supervision: JoJo Scheerer
Title design: Eric Lee
Colorist: Fred Keller
Sound Design & Mix: Peter Erazmus
Audio Supervision: David Kaplan, Mindy Verson
Music : 'Tornando' by Jonsi ©Universal Music Publishing Ltd.
Music Direction: Eric 'DJ Bunny Ears' Johnson
Archive Audio Courtesy of FIRS (Falkland Island Radio Service)
Characters: Samantha Brownlee, Troyd Bowles, Nigel Haywood, Richard Hines, Steve Massum and Charlie McKenzie
Partners: The North Face®, Redrock Micro®, Carl Zeiss Lenses® and Land Rover - Chicago®