Bringing history to life on Netflix
Client: Mer film / Netflix
We had the pleasure to create three unique 20 second Title Sequences for the Netflix Limited Series WAR SAILOR about the Norwegian trade fleets’ role in World War II.
We worked with the idea of a tear or rift in the lives of the main characters, ripping apart everything in spite of hope and dedication. The horizon-line was central to Gunnar Vikene and was cleverly used visually throughout the series, and we worked with the horizon as a divider, a symbol of the rift and the uncertain future.
Images are divided by water, the horizon, broken rubble, shiplines etc. often showing two motifs in each image, symbolising contrasts like: Over, and under, home and away, alive and dead, physical presence and mental state.
We made each title sequence rotate softly back and forth
-every scene had this connected rotation as if the whole sequence played out on a boat in stormy waters
Concept & design: Benny Box
Creative Director: Esben Fisker
Production: Benny Box
Photography: Sturla Brandth Grøvlen
Composer: Volker Bertelmann
Client Manager: Caroline Madsen
Project Manager: Cecilie Grue Jacobsen