“Sea Fever” is a Cinematic Poem Commercial Short Film For NSRI Featuring Poem by John Masefield Directed By Tristyn Von Berg.
Directed by: Tristyn Von Berg
Production Company – Velocity Films
Producer – Chantel Kriel
Client – NSRI
Agency – Ogilvy
Cinematographer – Shaun Lee
Editor – Reggie Vogas
“This powerful commercial by Velocity’s Tristyn Von Berg and Ogilvy Cape Town explores the passionate relationship South Africans have with the sea. A reading of John Masefield’s 1907 poem “Sea Fever” accompanies beautiful imagery, showing that a love of the ocean is an understanding of its great power.
The ad serves as a reminder that the ocean is a safer environment when the NSRI volunteers are on duty. It was shot at various locations in the Western Cape and KwaZulu Natal. Teams had to work through difficult weather days and harsh conditions, yet the end product speaks for itself in a poignant ode to the sea.”
“Sea Fever” by John Masefield