We may be tucked away in isolation at the moment, but that doesn’t stop good quality movies being released, they’re just having to find a different home. One of which is Sea Fever, a film steeped in superstition, set out in the ocean, and starring the likes of Hermione Corfield, Dougray Scott and Connie Nielsen. To celebrate the film’s home entertainment release, we spoke to the director Neasa Hardiman, on Zoom.

We discuss her own superstitions, and given she’s promoting a film that is difficult to define, genre-wise – the frustrating inclination for cinema to be condensed into labels. She also talks about the value of science, and why she fought to keep her central protagonist just as she intended her to be…

Watch the full interview below:


Solitary marine-biology student Siobhán endures a week on a ragged fishing trawler, miserably at odds with the close-knit crew. But out in the deep Atlantic, an unfathomable life-form soon ensnares the boat. As members of the crew now succumb to a strange infection, Siobhán must overcome her alienation and win their trust — before everyone is lost.

Signature Entertainment presents Sea Fever on Blu-ray & Digital HD from April 24th