Private Project

White Sea

A celebration of the Cornish landscape and its way of life. At its heart is good friend of mine, Aimee Jewitt Harris, an illustrator, climber, charity worker, psychology student and more besides. Through Aimee’s narration, given as subtitles, we gain an insight into her own philosophy towards life and how it intertwines with the landscape around her.

  • Jonny Dry
  • Aimee Lou
    Key Cast
  • Lewis Gillingham
    Director of Photography
  • Chris Garcia
  • Lewis Gillingham
  • Jonny Dry
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 34 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 13, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    300 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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Distribution Information
  • Youtube
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: Internet
Director Biography - Jonny Dry

I have now directed and produced four films of varying length and genre. Currently in post-production for my latest film 'Third Quarter', due for release later this year. I am continually inspired by highly stylised work that does not merely represent life, but creatively re-imagines to create intrigue and stimulate the viewer.

Previous work:
Halves (2013)
To Meet a Sun Died Amber (2014)
White Sea (2017)
Third Quarter (2017)

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Director Statement

What first struck me most about the song was the opening instrumentation. Its fluidity and difficulty to discern a rhythm was so obviously evocative of the sea and coastal environment, and yet held something greater - it's as if too much is happening all at once. Add to this the song's subject matter; a character searching for a truer and more natural existence, suggests to me that as daunting life can seem at times, and for all the struggling we do to strap life down into some form of order, it is in fact its randomness and ability to surprise that makes life so special. We simply need to accept this fragmentation. I wrote a sentence in my notebook after considering how and where to take the film - the devil is not in the detail, but in the shards.

Aimee is the perfect embodiment of this idea. Her work deals in collage & découpé and her life is a kaleidoscope of work that ranges from coasteering instructor and artist, to psychology student and charity worker. To me Aimee revels and indeed thrives in the chaotic mass of life, exploring its potential to unexpectedly align and finding joy in everything that surrounds her.