Gargantua


2h 1998

Brief Synopsis

Marine biologist Jack Ellway and his son Brandon are drawn to the Polynesian island of Malau to study the effects of recent seismic activity on the area's marine life. They soon become caught up in the investigation of a series of recent drownings. As Jack explores the surrounding ocean for a myster

Film Details

Release Date
1998
Production Company
20th Century Fox Studio Facilities; Cis Vancouver; Fox Broadcasting Company; Fox Television Studios; John Cox'S Creature Workshop; Modern VideoFilm; Panavision, Ltd.; Todd-Ao
Location
Australia

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

Marine biologist Jack Ellway and his son Brandon are drawn to the Polynesian island of Malau to study the effects of recent seismic activity on the area's marine life. They soon become caught up in the investigation of a series of recent drownings. As Jack explores the surrounding ocean for a mysterious marine creature, Brandon discovers and befriends the creature's baby sibling, a three-foot long amphibian that is able to leave the ocean and walk on land. As more dangerous and giant creatures come onto the island, the military takes action. Jack must risk everything to save the creatures, the island and his son.

Crew

Rick Ash

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Danny Baldwin

Stunt Coordinator

Gina Black

Production Manager

Brendon Boyd

Unit Manager

Paul Brincat

Sound Recordist

Stewart Burnside

Production Designer

Eric Chauvin

Matte Painter

Sharon Compton

Art Department

Jennifer Cornwell

Production Coordinator

Geoff Cox

Camera

John Cox

Supervisor

Paul R Cox

Visual Effects Supervisor

Paul Cox

Visual Effects Supervisor

Thomas Degorter

Sound Editor

Lea Dixon

Hairdresser

Joni Dlugatch

Other

Joe Earley

Publicity

Rick Findlater

Makeup Artist

Peter Fitzgerald

Assistant Director

Scott Ganary

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Bud Hayes

Editor

Brian Holmes

Special Effects Supervisor

Eric Hughes

Casting Assistant

Bill Karydes

Post-Production Supervisor

Marusha Kushniruk

Effects Coordinator

Liane Lee

Production Accountant

Karen Mansfield

Script Supervisor

Fiona Mcmaster

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Angella Mcpherson

Assistant Director

Grant Nielsen

Key Grip

Carolyn Nott

Hair

Ronald Parker

Executive Producer

Ronald Parker

Screenwriter

Daryl Pearson

Gaffer

Bruce Phillips

Camera

Daryl Porter

Set Decorator

John Powditch

Assistant Director

Gareth Price

Location Manager

Atlab Queensland

Other

J Peter Robinson

Music

Michael Rumpf

Art Director

Viv Rushbrook

Hair

Viv Rushbrook

Makeup

Lynne Ruthven

Casting (Australia)

Adam Sawelson

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Kim L Schneider

Color Timer

Elan Soltes

Visual Effects Supervisor

Tim Stanley

Transportation Coordinator

John Stokes

Director Of Photography

Jean Turnbull

Costume Designer

Peter Ware

Producer

Dave Williamson

Camera Operator

Julia Wong

Assistant Editor

Gary M. Zuckerbrod

Casting

Film Details

Release Date
1998
Production Company
20th Century Fox Studio Facilities; Cis Vancouver; Fox Broadcasting Company; Fox Television Studios; John Cox'S Creature Workshop; Modern VideoFilm; Panavision, Ltd.; Todd-Ao
Location
Australia

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States May 19, 1998

Began shooting January 12, 1998.