Grapevine’s resident videographer Timothée Lambrecq and his brother Camille took a road trip to Ísafjörður recently, hoping to make a film about the day to day lives of Iceland’s fishermen. The two went down to the docks in Bolungarvík at 5:30am, where they encountered captain Sigurgeir Þórarinsson and his crewman Jón loading their boat with some fishing lines and equipment. Sigurgeir agreed to let them join the day’s fishing trip, resulting in the film below: A Fishing Nation.
“It’s been my dream to do this,” says Timothée. “I’ve been fascinated by the life of Iceland’s shepherds and ship captains. Their lives are lived out in the nature, far from civilisation. Being far away from other people is a way of breathing—far away from the computer screen and offices. There’s something very attractive about the lives of fishermen; the hard life, the rolling waves and rough sea.”
“Fishing is also culturally important for Iceland—the country isn’t just about beautiful landscapes and the financial crisis. I hoped to show something about the country that people don’t see when they’re driving around. Fishing is present everywhere in Iceland, it’s something that belongs to the whole country. You can see what they have to do every day and it makes you appreciate your own life more.”
Filmed, Directed and Edited by Timothée Lambrecq. Go ‘like’ his Facebook page!
Music: M-Band – “Launch”
Drone shot: Camille Lambrecq
Tittle Design: Clement Jacq
Audio Mix: Pierre Hermann
Voice over: Þorsteinn Másson
Fishermen: Jón Pálmi Pétursson & Sigurgeir Þórarinsson