The Island and The Whales

Mike Day, United Kingdom, 2016

81 min.Documentary

In the North Atlantic Ocean between Iceland and Scotland lie the Faroe Islands. Descendants of Vikings this small nation has always relied on the seas for its livelihood.
Basic information Credits
Original title The Islands and the Whales
Danish title Øboerne og hvalerne
Keywords Faroe Islands, The, Nature, Traditions, Life style, Food culture, Whaling, Pilot whale, Seabirds, Birdcliffs, Hunting, Pollution, ocean, The, Quicksilver, Marine environment, Environmental policy, Sea Shepherd
Director Mike Day
Producer Mike Day
Director of Photography Mike Day
Editor Mary Lampson, Nicole Hálová, Mike Day, Claire Ferguson, David Charap
Sound Christopher Barnett
Composer Mike Sheridan, Antony Partos
Production country United Kingdom, Denmark
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut
Danish festival release 18.03.2017, Cinemateket, CPH:DOX 2017
Online release 22.05.2017
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7
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Production company
Executive Producer Intrepid Pictures
Co-production Radiator Film ApS
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut
In collaboration with Creative Scotland, San Francisco Film Society, Filmmaker Fund
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut


Direction Mike Day


Producer Mike Day
Executive producer David Eckles
Executive producer Minette Nelson
Executive producer Leslie Finlay
Executive producer Lisa Lazareck
Co-executive producer Henrik Underbjerg
Co-executive producer Stefan Frost


Cinematographer Mike Day
Camera assistant Rúni Friis Kjær
Camera assistant Sakaris Stórá
Camera assistant Julian Schwanitz
Camera assistant Islay Roberts
Camera assistant Magda Dragan


Editor Mary Lampson
Editor Nicole Hálová
Editor Mike Day
Editor Claire Ferguson
Editor David Charap
Editing supervisor Joe Bini
Editing supervisor Robb Moss
Assistant editor Keti Papadema


Composer Mike Sheridan
Composer Antony Partos


Sound designer Christopher Barnett

Visual effects

Colourist Sandra Klass
Art work Paul Wilson

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