SeaView is an original digital TV series that premieres at the Belgrade this autumn as part of its Coventry UK City of Culture programme. I’ve been working on the series as the sound designer alongside the writer and director Corey Campbell (co-artistic director of Belgrade Theatre) and BAFTA-winning sound recordist John Roddy. It’s certainly one of the most exciting projects I’ve had the pleasure of working on.
SeaView first began in 2017 when we shot a short film entitled ‘Consequences’ in association with Derby City Council. Four years later, Corey has evolved the initial concept into a groundbreaking six-part series, developed by his own theatre company Strictly Arts, Belgrade Film and Digital Ltd.
This family drama, with an unsettling supernatural element, is rooted in the experiences of working-class communities in the West Midlands. Two sides of one family struggle against the crushing pressure to escape the often brutal reality of their lives.
Steven is a young graduate destined for great things. Tormented by his gift for prophecy and haunted by his dreams, he fights to break the cycle of lies, crime and violence that has ensnared his family, but finds himself in an impossible position.
When one seismic event throws the family’s world into chaos, big decisions need to be made.