From the Wild Sea

Robin Petré, Denmark, 2021

78 min.DK/Documentary

As the peak of winter draws near, a vast European network of marine animal rescue volunteers are bracing themselves for the rough season. Night and day, all year round, they work tirelessly to rescue coastal wildlife from life-threatening elements: Oil. Plastic. Treacherous conditions. But the worst is ahead. Climate change fuels violent weather across the seas, and the annual winter storms are coming at them with an unprecedented roar. Simultaneously, the wild animals are struggling against their human surroundings. The film is a poetic documentary that zooms in on the complex collision between human and nature. We are taken on a disturbing and fascinating journey into the emerging Anthropocene Era, seen from both the human and animal perspective.
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Original title Fra det vilde hav
Danish title Fra det vilde hav
Keywords Great Britain, Holland, ocean, The, Animal life, Pollution, Waste, Oil, plastic, Rescue work, Volunteers, Seals, Dolphins, Whales, Swans, 2020-2030
Director Robin Petré
Screenplay Robin Petré
Producer Malene Flindt Pedersen
Director of Photography Maria Grazia Goya, Robin Petré
Editor Charlotte Munch Bengtsen
Sound Thomas Pape
Appearance Dan Jarvis, Sydney Rachael Stone, Laura Lusquinos, Rowan Burcham
Production country Denmark
Production company Hansen & Pedersen
International sales DR International Sales
Online release 15.09.2021, Filmcentralen
Comment Feature documentary debut by film director, visual artist and writer Robin Petré, whose works centre on the theme of our coexistence with the natural world. Her short documentary 'Pulse' (2016) won at DOK Leipzig.
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11
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Production company Hansen & Pedersen
With support from New Danish Screen


Direction Robin Petré
Consultant Phie Ambo
Consultant Eva Mulvad


Screenplay Robin Petré


Producer Malene Flindt Pedersen
Executive producer Anders Riis-Hansen
Junior producer Signe Skov Thomsen
Production assistant Kamma Bay Eriksen
Production assistant Line Aas Sørensen
Production assistant Xuan Nguyen
Post-production supervisor Anders Vadgaard Christensen
Post-production assistant Martin Munck Schmidt
Post-production assistant Sebastian Anton Munk


Cinematographer Maria Grazia Goya
Cinematographer Robin Petré
Cinematographer: Additional shoot Tanya Haurylchyk


Still photographer Tanya Haurylchyk
Still photographer Maria Grazia Goya


Editor Charlotte Munch Bengtsen
Trailer editor Lorenzo Mora
Editor: TV version Thor Ochsner


Sound designer Thomas Pape
Mixer Thomas Pape
Foley artist Heikki Kossi
Foley mixer Kari Vähäkuopus

Visual effects

Colourist Anders Vadgaard Christensen
Assistant colorgrader Maria Klarlund


Appearance Dan Jarvis
Appearance Sydney Rachael Stone
Appearance Laura Lusquinos
Appearance Rowan Burcham
Appearance Ava Busillet
Appearance Elizabeth Elliott
Appearance Lisa Tully
Appearance Emma Gellman
Appearance James Barnett
Appearance Kelly Astley
Appearance Sam Brittain

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Awards and nominations

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Award Year Festival
Special Mention 2021 Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 2021

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Helsinki Doc Point Documentary Film Festival 2022-02-01
Tehran, Cinéma Vérité, Documentary Film Festival 2021-12-09
Athens Olympia Int. Film Festival For Children and Young People 2021-11-27
Sydney Film Festival 2021-11-03
Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2021-11-01
Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 2021-10-26
Lisbon Int. Documentary Film Festival 2021-10-21
Bergen International Film festival 2021-10-20
Reykjavik Film Festival 2021-09-30
Zürich Film Festival 2021-09-23
Warszawa, Against Gravity 2021-09-03
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2021-08-21
Sarajevo Film Festival 2021-08-13
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2021-06-24
Sheffield Doc/Fest 2021-06-04
Bologna, Biografilm 2021-06-04
CPH:DOX 2021-04-21
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2021-03-04
Berlinale 2021-03-01
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