In the spot the viewer watches a young boy, putting every ounce of effort to find a sport that he is good at. After several attempts he loses confidence and his parents can do nothing but comfort him. Not letting losing get in his way, he pushes through to find a sport he loves, which ends up to be swimming.
Beautifully shot, this style of storytelling can relate to anyone who has had to struggle in the past. Samuel & Gunnar worked closely with Mill Head of Colour, Seamus O’Kane, to grade this cinematic and emotional piece.
Seamus explains, ‘This powerful film reveals an extraordinary message of determination overcoming adversity.
We let the scenes carry a natural sense of darkness and colour whilst allowing the actors to have a presence and the action to flow between the diverse locations and events.
We wanted the primary points to be felt but always within a soft envelopment of mid tone weight. The result is a subtle intensity that culminates in the bright triumph and optimism of the swimming pool where the true destiny of our athlete is realised.
This carefully considered grade has a beautiful palette that wastes nothing and feels deeply embedded with the story. It's a very moving piece.’