Seabird is a Science and Natural History Documentary, which balances communicating important truths with poetic storytelling, using the human experience to say something about our planet. All the voice over in the film is taken from a single interview with Adam Nicolson, an author whose experience visiting the Shiant Isles off the coast of Scotland growing up led to a life long love for Seabirds and made him who he is today.
For Seabird’s score, I was lucky enough to have the chance to record a live orchestra at AIR studios in London. I wanted to make the most of that precious opportunity, using the full range of the Orchestra from cadenza like solos through to full orchestral tuttis, speaking to the modesty of the single puffin through to the sweeping majesty of the ocean.
Indy Shorts Film Festival 2021 - Selection
Jackson Wild™ Media Awards 2021 - Student Film, Finalist
Green Screen International Wildlife Film Festival 2021 - Audience Award Best Short Film, Nomination
Innsbruck Nature Film Festival 2021 - Best Short Film, Winner
Ireland Wildlife Film Festival 2021 - Best Student Short Film, Winner & Best of Fest, Winner
New York WILD Film Festival 2022 - Best Student Film, Winner
Director & Cinematographer: Conor Ferris
Narrator: Adam Nicholson
Editor: Zak Lawrence-Earey
Composer: Alastair McNamara
Sound Designer: Grace Wong
Colourist: Francis Quereshi
Titles: Georgia Heath
Additional Photography: Jake Davison, John Davies, George Pretty & Kate Wallace