Sinéad McDevitt | Wallis Bird “The Ocean”

WALLIS BIRD  / 

The Ocean

Short dance film
3.5 mins

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One woman’s universe expands the more she connects with her lover.

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The Ocean is a same-sex love story that celebrates love’s triumph
over fear and shame through dance and light.

Directed by Sinéad McDevitt for award-winning Irish artist Wallis Bird,
the music video was produced by Oscar-nominated FINCH in Sydney.

The Ocean stars choreographer and So You Think You Can Dance finalist Yukino McHugh,
alongside Sydney Dance Company-trained artist Olivia Kingston.

Made with love for our LGBTQ+ family and allies around the world.

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AWARDS AND OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

Winner: Best Music Video, Freshflix X Vivid Festival 2019 (AUS)
Winner: Best Arthouse Film, Fastnet Film Festival 2019 (IRE)
Winner: Runner Up award for Best Choreography, Clipped Music Video Festival 2019 (AUS)
Winner: Best Music Video, Dec 2018, Top Shorts (US)
Winner: Best Short Film, Irish Film Festival 2019 (AUS)
Official Selection: Underwire Film Festival 2019 (UK)
Nominee: Best Cinematography, Underwire Film Festival 2019 (UK)
Official Selection: Newport Beach Film Festival 2019 (US)
Official Selection: Heart of Gold Festival 2019 (AUS)
Official Selection: Mardi Gras Film Festival 2019 (AUS)
Selected for the Shiny Awards 2019 #shinylist, UK (Jury: ACNE, Kode and Another, UK)
Official Selection: Around International Film Festival 2019 (Barcelona)
Official Selection: Irish Short Reel Series 2019, CIACLA (US)

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DIRECTOR / Sinéad McDevitt

PRODUCTION COMPANY / FINCH

PRODUCER / Bryce Lintern

DoP / Ashley Barron ACS

POST PRODUCTION / Nakatomi

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