Song of the Sea Teaser.
Song of the Sea is directed by Tomm Moore, who also directed The Secret of Kells (2009). With Song of the Sea he seems to be going for a traditional Irish theme, set in mythology and filled with nostalgia. In an interview with ScreenDaily he said, “
I wanted to capture the old Ireland before the whole Celtic Tiger thing started… it’s actually set in 1987. I always describe the film as a melancholy, musical comedy… the melancholy part is that little bit of nostalgia.
The visuals and music in this teaser are stunning. It’s oozing with inspiration and beauty. The Secret of Kells was also a beautiful story of imagery and symbolism, and I still go back to that one fondly from time to time. I can’t wait to see this new one.
Here’s the synopsis of Song of the Sea:
Song of the Sea tells the story of Ben and his little sister Saoirse — the last Seal-child — who embark on a fantastic journey across a fading world of ancient legend and magic in an attempt to return to their home by the sea. The film takes inspiration from the mythological Selkies of Irish folklore, who live as seals in the sea but become humans on land.
Song of the Sea is set to release in the second half of 2014. The film is a collaboration between several European studios, according to ScreenDaily:
The $7.5m (€5.6m) film is a five-way co-production between Moore’s Kilkenny-based Cartoon Saloon, Belgian The Big Farm, Luxembourg’s Melusine Productions, Paris-based Superprod and Danish Norlum.
REBIRTH OF 2-D, EVERYBODY. BEHOLD ITS WONDERS