Russian energy giant requested a video to be made to showcase a regatta that traverses the Nordstream gas pipeline they built in the Baltic Sea. Received over 20 hours of random footage with no regard for story, through-line, or theme. Needed to review and put together into a 60 minute documentary with action, interviews, testimonials, music, supers, and race results – essentially produce a short movie and direct entire project from nothing, directly deliverable to the CEO of Gazprom International (100 billion in revenues) to show to executives, investors, and at events.
Racing scenes were a very large part of the film but there was no way to narrate it. Just filling in silence with score was boring and monotonous. I anchored the piece with famous sailing quotes and used tweets (race followed on twitter) to artificially narrate the race.