WHISTLE (2002) is Duncan Jones’ 26 minute debut short film he has described as “my dry run at a feature film”.
As with MOON a few years later, WHISTLE also features the talents of Hideki Arichi (Production Design & appearing as a Journalist), Gavin Rothery (Art Department & Visual Effects, also appearing as a Journalist) and Barratt Heathcote as Editor.
WHISTLE features music from Duncan Jones’ father (David Bowie – Subterraneans), and also credits his Grandmother (Margaret Mary Jones) as Executive Producer.
WHISTLE was inspired by listening to Grandaddy’s album ‘The Sophtware Slump’ and features the track ‘Underneath The Weeping Willow’. Duncan had originally hoped to score the whole film with this album but instead worked with “the very talented German classical saxophonist” Christian Biegai. Additional musical intro to the film is by the very lovely Emm Gryner.
WHISTLE is available as an extra feature on both DVD & Blu-Ray releases of MOON.
|Written by||Duncan Jones|
|Michael||Charlie W. Hicks|
|Produced by||Duncan Jones
Margaret Mary Jones
|Production Design||Hideki Arichi|
Full cast and crew credits available on WHISTLE IMDb entry.