In early 2022, Oceaner and filmmaker Sven Dreesbach began discussing a new film project to showcase the company’s custom tailored REC45 wetsuit in the cold waters and incredible underwater scenery off Catalina, California.
Oceaner Freediving collaborated with Dreesbach’s production company Revolutio Creative LLC to realize an idea that had been lingering in his head for a while.
The short film “Bird’s Eye View” is a collaboration between Oceaner and Dreesbach, using an iPhone 13 Pro and the Filmic Pro app and its new frame.io integration.
The film showcases Oceaner’s 6.0mm REC45 wetsuit, worn by freediver Sarah Sylvester amongst the stunning underwater scenery of Catalina.
The short film centers around a single dive on a single breath, taking the viewer onto a journey back to a time when our lives had just begun. Told via underwater photography of a freediver exploring a kelp forest in the depths of the ocean, “Bird’s Eye View” explores the primal relationship between man and the sea. It dares to shine a light on what viscerally attracts us to it by drawing a direct connection to instincts long lost along our path to becoming human.
The short film has already been awarded with three trophies at the recent W3 Awards for:
- Video Features-Best Use of Videography/Cinematography, Gold
- Branded Entertainment-Sports, Gold
- Branded Entertainment-Commercials, Gold
Additionally, “Bird’s Eye View” has also recently been awarded a Bronze statuette at the CLIO Sports awards in New York in the Cinematography Category.
Check out “Bird’s Eye View” below.