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Great reviews from The Los Angeles Times, The Irish Times, The Hollywood Reporter, Collider, and others.
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
Working with cinematographer Ruairí O’Brien, she captures the voyage with naturalistic verve, framing the trawler against a wide-open empty sea that’s all the more menacing for being so calm
THE IRISH TIMES
The wide-screen photography from Ruairí O’Brien increases rather than works against the growing sense of claustrophobia
THE SUNDAY TIMES
Cinematographer Ruairí O'Brien's delicately lit interiors create claustrophobic ship spaces, alternating with with wide seas.
FILM SCHOOL REJECTS
Cinematographer Ruairi O’Brien and composer Christoffer Franzén both do strong work creating a haunting sense of isolation and find equal parts hope and defeat throughout.
SEA FEVER impressed me with its sleek camerawork and tense execution. With a fascinating creature design, amazingly well-acted cast, and claustrophobic setting, It's one hell of a sea fright that did wonders with less.
Hardiman and cinematographer Ruairí O’Brien work wonders capturing the isolation and close quarters of the boat, starting with the discomfort of Siobhán being stuck with a crew that doesn’t want her there and then embracing the tension and sheer panic as things escalate.