Helly Hansen | Thomas Coville

A 3 part documentary series for outdoor brand Helly Hansen. The campaign titled 'Heroes of the Unpredictable' follows 3 individuals who often have to face off against some of the harshest and most intense weather found on the planet. Their experience, knowledge and skill helps them to prepare for the ugly side of mother nature, and when the weather is at its worst, only the best equipment will keep them alive.

In this film we follow yacht racer Thomas Coville, as he reflects on his 2016 attempt to become the first person to sail around the world in under 50 days, solo. Only 5 people in the world have single-handedly circumnavigated the globe on a multihull. The film explores the physical demands of sailing a boat like Sodebo Ultim (31 metres), coupled with the extreme conditions found in our vast oceans make for one of the most difficult challenges a human can endure. With 10 metre waves and icebergs the size of islands, you are often 12 days away from rescue, making death a likely outcome for these adventurers.


Grey London

Creative Director: John-Patrick Racle
Creatives: Sabine Stromsky & Oscar Muller
Agency Producer: Tom Moxham

Director: George Messa
Producer: Marilyn Napaul
Director of Photography: Shaun Atherton
Sound Recordist: Mustafa Bal
Focus Puller: Olly Driscoll
Additional Footage: Matt Knighton & Sodebo Archive

Editor: Simon Halsall
Colourist: Toby Tomkins (CHEAT)
Flame Artist: Mark Robinson (JAM)
Sound Designer: Glen Brown (Felt)
Music: Kellen Malloy

Read about the series on Helly Hansen's website here - https://www.hellyhansen.com/heroes-of-the-unpredictable/

Watch the other films from the series here, Becs Millar of the RNLI - https://georgemessa.com/portfolio/helly-hansen-rnli 
And Fred-Arne Danielson of the Norwegian People's Aid - https://georgemessa.com/portfolio/helly-hansen-nfh