Spun from the author’s first-hand experience as an underwater cameraman and filmmaker, from memory, natural history and the culture of Ireland’s coastal communities, Stories from the Deep is a profound and lyrical exploration of Ireland’s ocean waters through narrative and poetry.
From encounters with its rarest and most striking fauna, like the blue whale and basking shark, to the broader considerations of its impact on language, on history, and our shared sense of place, this genre-defying work is an eloquent and urgent tribute to the enduring beauty of our natural heritage.
Ken O’Sullivan is a documentary filmmaker. He returned to his native Clare after thirteen years of living in the United States, England and mainland Europe, and in 2006 founded Sea Fever Productions. The company’s eponymous release in 2007 was followed by a number of high-profile commissions, Farraigí na hÉireann for TG4, Ireland’s Ocean for RTÉ, The Silver Branch for Irish Film Board as well as work for the BBC & ITV, culminating in 2018’s critically acclaimed Ireland’s Deep Atlantic. Ken lives in Lahinch, Co. Clare.