Post Production On Feature Film: A Guerra da Beatriz
Published on Oct 03, 2013
Jumbla works post production magic on East Timor’s first feature film “A Guerra da Beatriz.”
Jumbla has recently completed visual effects for East Timor’s first feature film “A Guerra da Beatriz” (Beatriz’s War).
In a first for East Timor, the film was mostly shot in the village of Kraras in the Viqueque district of East Timor. The cast and crew numbered over seventy people and on some days there were 200 extras working on the film. Most of the crew were Timorese.
A Guerra da Beatriz is a love story inspired by a true 16th century French story about Bertrande de Rols and her husband Martin Guerre. In this adaptation the story has been transposed to East Timor on the eve of the Indonesian invasion of the Portuguese colony.
Jumbla’s Client Services Manager, Steven Bradshaw said of the partnership with Dili Film Works, and Australian outfit FairTrade Films, “It’s not often you get to work on something that is truly the first of its kind. Whether it’s film, TV, commercials or web, working on new, exciting projects is something we’re always looking to do.”
Jumbla’s Creative Director, Callan Woolcock added, “It’s a story that really needs to be told, what happened was a tragedy that was quickly forgotten. The way the film has been made, through the eyes of a 16th century French love story, makes the film both heart-breaking and heart-warming at the same time.”
Post production wrapped up mid-year, with the film premiering at film festivals across the globe.