“Sable Noir” is a Cinematic Poem Promotional Short Film For Billabong Featuring Pro Surfer Jack Freestone Directed By Sebastien Zanella.
Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Sebastien Zanella
Music: Giacomo Puccini (“Adesso Voi”)
Produced by: Sam Carrier
Special Effect: Thomas Blanchard
Additional Cinematography: Faraz Mozafarian
Assistant: Kevin Johnson
Production Company: Desillusion
Pro Surfer: Jack Freestone (In Tahiti)
Voice Over: Charlie Chaplin (“The Dictator”)
“Sable Noir is a concept film & capsule collaboration between Billabong & Desillusion ,
Directed by Sebastien Zanella, Sable Noir takes inspiration from Jack Freestone’s ups & downs and the impulses felt during his first year on the World Surf League.”
The ocean confronts the mountains,
Folding walls at his feet
And the blackened sand.
We are more than a madman
If one faced the abyss,
And more than a king
If one tames his nightmares.