I work as a director and producer and had the privilege to work on an exciting project in beautiful Samoa at the end of last year. On my way back to Australia I decided to stay a week on the southern side of the main island of Fiji. It was my very first underwater film project and while listening to the sounds of the sea every night, the idea was born to do a little narrative piece about the power of water. I found a profound and luminous poem: "Breathing Underwater" by Carol Bieleck that was the perfect fit for the narration of my film "Coral Castle."
Coral Castle by Johannes Olszewski
Directed and Edited by Johannes Olszewski
Production: One Inch Dreams Slackline
Base: Matanivusi Beach Eco Resort
Mix: Clemens Becker
Color: Blake Jones
Equipment: Lumix S1 inside an Ikelite 200DL Underwater Housing
Location: ProRes at the famous Fijian Surfbreaks Fiji-Pipe and Frigates.
Surfers: Robert Jackson, Seva & Arthur, Manu & Morgan, Samu, James Heald, Joshua Crowe, Tom Wendt, and David Sweeney
Johannes Olszewski is a director and film producer. In addition to being a filmmaker both topside and underwater, Johannes is also a rock climber and slackliner as well as being an enthusiastic surfer. You can watch more of his films with One Inch Dreams Slackline on Vimeo. Learn more about Johannes on the One Inch Dreams website or follow him on Instagram. Johannes uses the Pansonic Lumix S1 camera inside an Ikelite Underwater Housing to film his underwater footage.