The Old Man of the Sea (1989)

UK, 1989
20m 42s
35mm film,

A British fantasy film directed by Christopher Newby.

Plot Summary

The dark fantasies of a bed-ridden old man come vividly to life.


Director: Christopher Newby
© Christopher Newby 1989
Pankino Productions for The Arts Council of Great Britain and Channel 4
Producer: Mehdi Norowzian
Script: Christopher Newby
Lighting Camera: Maggie Jailler
Camera Operator: Christopher Newby
Focus Puller: Lucy Bristow
Camera Assistant: Tessa Sheridan
Gaffer: Geoff Burlinson
Grip: Laurie Stoll
Music: Messiaen, La Banquet celeste
Performed by: Jennifer Bate
Art Director: Catriona Andrews
Production Assistant: Angela Scott
Production Runners: Jonathon Olney, Amy Jones, Denzil Armour-Brown, Ian Robins
Producer thanks: Ranks [sic] Laboratories; Media Developments; British Film Institute; Ford Motors; Film Lighting Services; Tom Pollock; John Lundtsen

Harry Herring (the old man)
Kieren McCrystal (the young man)



  • The Producer no.10 (Winter 1989) p.31 – credits, production notes