Smallman: The World My Father Made
A Documentary Film by Mariel Brown
Duration: 10 mins


Smallman is Richard Mark Rawlins’ personal exploration of the real and imagined worlds that his father, Kenwyn, made, in the workshop beneath their house.


John Ambrose Kenwyn Rawlins was an ordinary man of modest means. He was a good father, grandfather and husband; an obedient public servant. Yet the most vivid part of his life was lived in was a small workshop beneath his house. In there, at the end of his workday, he made things. From simple push toys to elaborate 1/16th scale waterline battle ship models and dockyards, miniature furniture and dolls houses, he painstakingly constructed everything from scratch, sometimes spending upwards of a year on a single model. Smallman is an exploration of the worlds, both real and imagined, that Kenwyn Rawlins made, as told by his son Richard.

Credit listing for Smallman

Producer/ Director/ Editor: Mariel Brown
Based on an eBook by Richard Mark Rawlins
Director of Photography: Sean Edghill
Original music: Chantal Esdelle
Narrator: Richard Mark Rawlins
Title graphics: Kriston Chen

Best Documentary Short, Caribbean Tales International Film Festival

Film Festivals
Trinidad + Tobago Film Festival
Pan African Film Festival (PAFF)
The People’s Film Festival
Black Harvest Film Festival
Caribbean Tales International Film Festival


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