How would you describe this project to someone?
An artistic, metaphoric, action sports film?! Or maybe simply an artistic film that promotes the idea of ocean conservation through action sports.
Can you take us through a few of the sections, what are your goals with each distinctly different storytelling piece?
The primary goal was to create a singular film that feels whole but still contains three distinct parts representing freediving, sailing, and skiing. We filmed a freediving sequence with Zandi Ndhlovu in False Bay in South Africa. A ski sequence with Jess Hotter in New Zealand. And a sailing sequence with the 11th Hour Racing Team in Newport, Rhode Island, USA. They are all so wildly different in every aspect and yet visually there are so many similarities.
The ocean is the main connector to each sport. We want to artistically portray this throughout the piece, and how the ocean connects us all. However, I would say with each section our overarching goal has really been to try to recreate that meditative state of flow that you can only experience when you are fully engaged and present. These sports obviously afford us the opportunity to capture that in extreme environments and conditions, which makes this whole project even more unique.