Fascination and love for the ocean are what invigorated Lucas Handley to be in touch with it as much as possible. When the model, actor and diving instructor heard talk about the documentary film ‘Blue’ surrounding issues facing the ocean, Handley jumped at the opportunity to have an input and wanted to contribute in the film.
Two years in the making and the result is outstanding. Beautifully crafted, powerful and deeply moving, Blue has been called one of the most significant environmental films of our time. The documentary film has a clear message; our ocean has reached crisis point, but we humans have to act now to protect our most precious resource.
Handley dedicated much of his life to drifting currents of our open oceans, and living off the sea. Blue was an open door for Handley to contribute to make people aware of the confronting side to our beautiful ocean, how we are destroying it year by year, and educating us on how we can change this.
The film was invited by the President of the United Nations General Assembly to screen at the UN Oceans Conference in New York in June 2018. The film had its official premiere at the Sydney Film Festival in June and will release in cinemas through Transmission films on October 12.
Where did your love of the ocean begin?