A dream bubble during confinement:
In January 2019, during the diving fair appeared “the lord of the sea”The pilot episode of a promising shark series“ Legacy ”. If Patrick Metzlé, the producer, was happy with the pilot's release, it was not yet a “film” for him. This is now the case with the release of Sharkwave. If with this film the theme remains identical to the pilot, the narration and the rhythm of the film is completely different. Indeed, poetic elements and “emotional” sequences have been added to the narration and add real depth to the film. In this troubled and confined period, this film is instructive entertainment and a pleasure for the eyes. Curious to learn more, we contacted Patrick Metzlé for you to ask him a few questions.
Hello Patrick Metzlé, you are the producer of Shark wave, can you tell us a little more about Sharkwave and the difference with Legacy released in 2019?
I would also like to thank my team because we did this assembly in total telework during confinement, each at home.
Muriel Sabaton in editing, Julia Duchaussoy in voice-over, Guillaume Lips in calibration, Kinane Mouala in sound mixing.
Sharkwave is available since April 6 free on Youtube, can you tell us more about this choice of broadcast?
When I entrusted this reassembly project to Pierre-Etienne, one of the elements of the specifications was that there would be no constraint in terms of duration. So I could not canvass channels without guaranteeing them a duration suited to their boxes (52 or 90mn, 26mn more rare), so it could not exist elsewhere than on the Internet.
Anyway I had already invested in the pilot which will make its way for the LEGACY project so I did not put any pressure on a possible direct return on investment, if this can serve as a showcase to show our work around sharks and help set up our other projects so it will have been a good investment.
If in addition we can bring a little moment of escape and education on sharks to the greatest number in this troubled period, then we will be more than happy.
Sharkwave clearly has an educational vocation but also a message, can you tell us more about this message?
So it seems important to me to publicize the extraordinary work that Steven Surina does with Shark Education for many years, he made himself and worked hard in an empirical way. It changes the look of thousands of divers on sharks all year round. He is the best person (in my opinion) to do it on a larger scale, beyond the rather limited world of diving.
Will Shark Wave be presented at festivals? Have you started thinking about episode 2?
On the other hand, we are in the process, still with Steven and Pierre-Etienne, of setting up an intermediate project in a more conventional 52mn documentary format. This one is much more likely to see the light of day in the short term, especially since we have a lot of images already shot. As soon as we can start traveling again it can go quickly.