Whatnot Films is an award-winning production company based in London, established and run by filmmaker, producer and cinematographer Stephan Bookas.
The company has since produced successful fiction and documentary films all over Europe. With years of hands-on experience and through our network of production companies and independent filmmakers all over the world, we are ever pushing the boundaries of what is considered possible in the film industry.
Set to the verses of W.H. Auden's 1939 poem, “Refugee Blues” charts a day in 'the jungle', the refugee camp outside Calais. The film counterpoints the camp’s harsh reality of frequent clashes with the French riot police with its inhabitants’ longing for a better future.
NATION ON FIRE
Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital, has been gripped by unrest in recent times. This is a unique portrait of a nation in suspense, a nation in fear, a nation in waiting. It's a rare and exclusive snapshot of the days after the riots but before the storm.
The lines of reality are blurred when a young woman receives a cryptic message from the other side of a mysterious wall.
A character from a 1920s era silent movie finds himself thrown into modern day Paris and despite not being able to utter a sound, does everything in his power to find a way back.
Facing their deepest traumatic experiences through virtual reality, a group of people gets together to try and heal. Then it's Sarah's turn and as she faces her darkest fears she uncovers something entirely unexpected.
A quiet and candid meditation, Shunt is a documentary film depicting life on New Zealand's picturesque railway lines, where the beauty of the landscape is set against the stark reality of regular fatalities on the tracks.
Corto Creativo Short Film Festival 2016 - Lumen Award for Best Documentary
BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM
As Film Festival 2016 / Rome - Award for Best International Short Film
BEST EUROPEAN DOCUMENTARY
ÉCU European Independent Film Festival 2017 - Award for Best European Documentary