“Balance” is a Cinematic Poem Documentary Short Film Directed by Josh Knox and Richard Armitage.
Telling stories is our passion. During this time of global anxiety, we wanted to share more stories around mental health and the tools people use to find calm – in the hope it might help others to find theirs.
Meet Arnaud, a freediver, longtime friend and inspiration. He uses freediving to find balance and calm his mind.
Production Company – Cheekyfire Director/DP – Josh Knox Director/DP – Richard Armitage Producer – Ben Knox Underwater Cinematography – Marcus Greatwood / Adam Slama Editor – Richard Armitage / Cheekyfire Grade – Ivanov Boeck Sound Design – Richard Armitage / Herbie Lomas Additional Post Production – Harry Garcia / Ivanov Boeck
“Deep Blue” is a Cinematic Poem Promotional Short Film For Ralph Lauren Directed by Nathan Copan.
Director: Nathan Copan
DP: Max Goldman
Editor: Biff Butler
Color: Tom Poole
Written and Narrated by Alan Watts
“It’s described poetically, you have the feeling of yugen when you see out in the distant water some ships hidden behind a far-off island. You have the feeling of yugen when you watch wild geese suddenly seen and then lost in the clouds. You have the feeling of yugen when you look across Mt Tamalpais, and you’ve never been to the other side, and you see the sky beyond. You don’t go over there to look and see what’s on the other side, that wouldn’t be yugen. You let the other side be the other side, and it invokes something in your imagination, but you don’t attempt to define it to pin it down. Yugen.”
“California Dreaming” is a cinematic short film off the coast of California filmed and directed by Howard Hall.
Filmed and Directed by: Howard Hall
Produced by: Michele Hall
Music by: Shie Rozow
“I made this video to present at a Reef Check fund raiser a few years ago. The event was in Los Angeles and Reef Check wanted to feature California marine life. The video was originally called 100 Miles since the images were captured within 100 miles of the Reef Check venue.
Most of this video was captured aboard one of the Truth Aquatics liveaboard dive boats out of Santa Barbara, California. We have made many films aboard their vessels including two IMAX features, and enjoyed countless days if great diving with their support..
Finally, people often ask where my favorite diving is. Well, on a good day, nothing beats the Southern California kelp forest.”