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UNCHR
'The Reluctant Sea Shanty'
20 June 2022 1 min 35s
Song of the Sea
by Syd Briscoe

Pandemic isolation left many craving human contact, so it's perhaps no surprise that the communal singing style of sea shanties had a wild resurgence in popularity. Nathan Evans - with his viral rendition of 'Wellerman' - led the charge, and he's using his fame for good with this commercial for the UNCHR.

The singer has composed 'The Reluctant Shanty' to raise awareness of the plight of refugees - people who, unlike sailors, never wanted to go to sea. The lines are delivered movingly by three people fleeing conflict, with a lack of musical accompaniment emphasising their desperate circumstances.

It's powerful work, shot in stripped-back fashion by Kyra Bartley and DOP James Brown. A child amidst a sea of life jackets is a particularly moving image, reminding viewers that many haven't even had the power of their own agency when it comes to escaping untenable situations.

Product Category: Lobby Groups

Territory: Australia



Finch
Director: Kyra Bartley
Producer: Nick Simkins
Producer: Bryce Lintern
EP: Loren Bradley
DOP: James Brown
Editor: Delaney Murphy

  UNCHR - 'The Reluctant Sea Shanty'


UNCHR
'The Reluctant Sea Shanty'
20 June 2022 1 min 35s

Song of the Sea

Pandemic isolation left many craving human contact, so it's perhaps no surprise that the communal singing style of sea shanties had a wild resurgence in popularity. Nathan Evans - with his viral rendition of 'Wellerman' - led the charge, and he's using his fame for good with this commercial for the UNCHR.

The singer has composed 'The Reluctant Shanty' to raise awareness of the plight of refugees - people who, unlike sailors, never wanted to go to sea. The lines are delivered movingly by three people fleeing conflict, with a lack of musical accompaniment emphasising their desperate circumstances.

It's powerful work, shot in stripped-back fashion by Kyra Bartley and DOP James Brown. A child amidst a sea of life jackets is a particularly moving image, reminding viewers that many haven't even had the power of their own agency when it comes to escaping untenable situations.

Product Category: Lobby Groups

Territory: Australia



Finch
Director: Kyra Bartley
Producer: Nick Simkins
Producer: Bryce Lintern
EP: Loren Bradley
DOP: James Brown
Editor: Delaney Murphy

UNCHR 20 June 2022
'The Reluctant Sea Shanty' 1 min 35s

Song of the Sea

by Syd Briscoe

Pandemic isolation left many craving human contact, so it's perhaps no surprise that the communal singing style of sea shanties had a wild resurgence in popularity. Nathan Evans - with his viral rendition of 'Wellerman' - led the charge, and he's using his fame for good with this commercial for the UNCHR.

The singer has composed 'The Reluctant Shanty' to raise awareness of the plight of refugees - people who, unlike sailors, never wanted to go to sea. The lines are delivered movingly by three people fleeing conflict, with a lack of musical accompaniment emphasising their desperate circumstances.

It's powerful work, shot in stripped-back fashion by Kyra Bartley and DOP James Brown. A child amidst a sea of life jackets is a particularly moving image, reminding viewers that many haven't even had the power of their own agency when it comes to escaping untenable situations.

Product Category: Lobby Groups

Territory: Australia



Finch
Director: Kyra Bartley
Producer: Nick Simkins
Producer: Bryce Lintern
EP: Loren Bradley
DOP: James Brown
Editor: Delaney Murphy