Cave Small Cave Big

Cave Small Cave Big is a film written by five-year-olds Madeline Harker and Adelaide Schwartz. Made to respect the gravity of the material, the film jumps from character to character as they cope with the transience of ownership, capturing that moment in a young mind when new muscles are stretched to grapple with ideas about possession and loss. Cave Small Cave Big is the first in a series of films written by children. 


Narrative Short, 2017
Directed by Joële Walinga
Written by Madeline Harker and Adelaide Schwartz
Cinematography by Chet Tilokani
Edited by Daniel Warth
Score composition by Carl Didur
Art Direction by Alicia Nauta

Hannan Younis
Lee Lawson
William Ellis
Alexandra Milne
Jackie Pirico

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