Seasick was created by a group of young filmmakers using the medium of film to advocate for environmental sustainability. This film shines light on the detrimental impact agrochemicals have on our oceans. The filmmakers have spent countless hours researching, traveling, and spending time in the field interviewing NOAA officials, recreational fisherman, organic wine farmers, dolphin ecologists, and toxicologists.

  • Jillian Li
  • Nick Ely
  • Daisy Johnson
  • Sarah Nunn
  • Miranda de Moraes
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Student
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 20, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - UC Santa Barbara
Director Biography - Jillian Li, Nick Ely, Daisy Johnson, Sarah Nunn, Miranda de Moraes

Storytelling is a vital part of Jillian’s life, as manifested in her film and photography work. Her interest in both mediums began in high school, when she attended an intensive film program in Spoleto, Italy. During the program, she wrote and directed a short film about love and the theory of multiple universes. As she got older, she began to notice the power film has in advocating environmental justice, which inspired her to get involved in documentaries.
Along with storytelling, she has developed a global perspective through her international studies major at the University of Michigan. She is bilingual in Chinese and English and looks for opportunities to work with people from around the world. Through her experiences, she has not only developed her communication skills, but also an ability to understand situations through a multitude of different cultural perspectives.

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