WALLIS BIRD /The Ocean
Short dance film
One woman’s universe expands the more she connects with her lover.
The Ocean is a same-sex love story that celebrates love’s triumph
over fear and shame through dance and light.
Directed by SinÃ©ad 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.
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)
DIRECTOR / SinÃ©ad McDevitt
PRODUCTION COMPANY / FINCH
PRODUCER / Bryce Lintern
DoP / Ashley Barron ACS
POST PRODUCTION / Nakatomi