YOUNG SEA is a visual poem set to and inspired by the poem of the same name by Carl Sandburg.

Director’s Statement

YOUNG SEA is a visual poem drawn from multiple sources of inspiration. The first is Carl Sandburg’s poem of the same name, which is featured as the vocal track. The second is the captain and crew of the Seahorse, a shrimp boat in Charleston, SC that caught co-director Geno DiMaria’s eye and conceived the first thoughts of this project. The third is nature herself, which boasted an amazing sunrise for our crew on the day of filming. The result is YOUNG SEA, a passion project that embraces themes of mortality, nature and being.