Private Project

Crossing Seas

A film about migration and displaced families.

  • Rohan Wadham
  • Clare Sumi
  • Rohan Wadham
  • Royal College Of Art
  • Sean Rigby
    Key Cast
  • Fiona Keane
    Key Cast
  • Partick O'Mahony
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 12 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 10, 2017
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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Director Biography - Rohan Wadham

Mixed media director working with animation and live action. Rohan's work explores colour, texture and narrative.

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Director Statement

This film was created in reaction to images of desperate people crossing the Mediterranean Sea. Risking everything to escape war and poverty, and to find better lives in Europe.

The film is a reflection on how migration has always been something people do when faced with diversity. We migrate to where brighter futures are and living conditions are better. Migration has now become a political issue that cannot be ignored.

Based on real letters between families and lovers in 1909 as they tried to cope with the separation of migration and the dangers of crossing the Atlantic.

'Crossing Seas' is a portrait of a migrant family in 1909 faced with similar difficulties to those experienced by modern migrants. The film makes the statement that migrants where people then and are people now.