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In this promo for the title track from the Phoenix Foundation's 2010 album a boy practises holding his breath, to better himself for meeting a sea nymph. It's a suitably giddy concept for a song that builds from its simple two-note intro onwards to a surging crescendo. "I'm on the sea floor / I am the mammal you adore / I'm on the sea floor, closer to the planet's core". A submarine South Coast swim and a glide through the pine trees of Wellington's Town Belt later, and our hero is united with his maiden. Directed by Nathan Hickey aka drummer for Beastwars.

Key Cast & Crew

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Nathan Hickey

Director, Editor

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Daniel Harris

As: Boy

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Marty Williams

Cinematographer

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Tom Kelly

Producer

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Rosie Herdman

As: Underwater figure

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Nicole Spackman

Design

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Acknowledgements

Made with funding from NZ On Air