Factories and furnaces.
Piers and pavilions.
Seaports and remote Scottish isles.
Fishing villages and fairs.
Made from over 100 years of BFI archive footage, award-winning director Penny Woolcock’s film is a portrait of our unique coastline and the role it plays in our lives – during wartime, on our holidays and as a hive of activity during the industrial age.
British Sea Power captained this cinematic voyage with a score composed and recorded specifically for the film, which is rich in the imagination, epic power and range of which they are renowned.
The film screened on BBC4 on 18 November at 21:00 to an excellent reception. Check out a Storify of the screening here
The Live Event
On 13 June Crossover and Doc/Fest premièred From the Sea to The Land Beyond, at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.
A great event and great time, you can still watch the recording of the live event on The Space
If you are interested in booking British Sea Power for a live accompaniment of the film please contact email@example.com
From the Sea to the Land Beyond was commissioned as part of The Space, a new way to access and experience the arts. The Space acts as a hub for film, dance, music, performance and visual art to be accessed online via a computer, tablet, smartphone or connected TV to make incredible pieces of art available to all.
As part of the project people can make and share their own interactive postcard using the BFI archive footage and British Sea Powers Music at www.landbeyond.co.uk
Discussion and Talks about the Project
Through case studies from commissioned projects a panel explore what has worked, what has not worked and what can be learned from the pilot of The Space
Mark Atkin, Director of Crossover discussed the production of From the Sea to the Land Beyond at TEDx Sheffield in June focusing on the challenge of making such an ambitious crossplatform project in 3 months.