This is the ultimate Bermuda history, culture, shipwreck film.
It is an example of the preservation of our history and can assist in developing students’ ability to discern what should be preserved for future generations.
Mr. Warren Jones, Permanent Secretary Ministry of Education
It would be used in all Bermuda schools for the teaching of Bermuda history and has merits for the teaching of other subjects as well.
At a much more advanced level, we would use parts 2-5 to demonstrate the use of inductive and deductive reasoning, and the knowledge issues associated with history in the International Baccalaureate programme’s Theory of Knowledge course taken by our senior students at BHS and I would strongly recommend the use of the Sea Venture film for this purpose to other Theory of Knowledge teachers here in Bermuda (Warwick Academy) and around the world.
Harvey Cornish, Head of History, Bermuda High School
Here are preview of DRAFT versions of chapters from the upcoming film, the password for all of them is SV (please do not share):
Chapter 1 of 5 DRAFT
Chapter 2 of 5 DRAFT (the logos in the re-enacted dive sequences still need to be removed)
Chapter 3 of 5 DRAFT
Chapter 4 of 5 DRAFT
Chapter 5 of 5 DRAFT (please note the computer renderings are placeholders and are being output in full HD CG)
The Sea Venture is one of the corner stones of Bermuda's history but to date a large part of this story has been overlooked. While the events of 1609 are well known very little has been done to present the story of the discovery of the wreck in 1959 through to the conclusion of years of archaeological study and analysis in 2013.
The key purpose of this film is to introduce students and the broader public to the historical and modern history of the Sea Venture. For educational purposes it will be integrated into the public and private school curriculums and filmed in high definition to a high production standard providing a visual learning resource told in a compelling narrative format that will stand the test of time.
The film project has been 5 years in research, production and development.
The archaeological expeditions and accompanying research that it showcases for the first time, span from the 1950's through to today.
The Sea Venture film provides the perfect platform to educate a broad demographic about an important aspect of our cultural heritage and the value of protecting it. For the first time the complete story of the Sea Venture will be told and in the process clarify common misconceptions about the ship and give credit to Bermudian pioneers in Marine Archeology. The film will become a major part of public and private school curriculums, museum exhibits and home libraries becoming a legacy media asset sure to be regularly viewed for generations.
This film is in part being made possible by the generous support of the following (if you would like to support this project, please contact us for more information):