Sea's The Day

Client: Chichester District Council

The small town of Selsey, West Sussex has a fishing heritage dating back hundreds of years. In recent times, fishing is being negatively affected all over British coastlines. Selsey is no different.

However, the pride and strength of the Selsey fisherman is such that they have continued to sustainably fish the waters and today, their specialism of fresh crab and lobster is a delicacy and famous across the south of England.

We were commissioned by Chichester District Council, with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, to produce a short film that tells their story. In meeting the fishing community, we learned of the importance fishing has to Selsey and the pride the residents have towards the fishermen and their families.

As part of the documentary creation, we worked with three young people from Selsey and trained them in filmmaking technical and research skills. The young people assisted with the filming of all the interviews and also gained accreditation through Arts Award.

Quote from Selsey Town Council:
"Working with Millstream has been an absolute pleasure. The film was made with minimum fuss, maximum professionalism, and the end result is stunning. Millstream also advised on other aspects of the  Sea’s the Day project that enabled two of Selsey Town’s young people gain a Bronze Arts Award. Their contribution helped enhance the fantastic project that it is."