By Sea tells the story of a fictional seaside apartment building. The architecture of the complex forms the words Par Mer, written in a bold, italic typeface. Most filming takes place inside an architectural model built out of cast salt.
Camerawork by Campbell Farquhar and Sonya Lacey
Narration by Fuyuko Akiyoshi
Music by Johnny Chang: folk music background (excerpt)
With thanks to Stephen Cleland
By Sea was made in response to the writing of Joanna Margaret Paul. It was commissioned by CIRCUIT Artist Film and Video Aotearoa with support from Creative New Zealand.