Chris Yacoubian’s life was on an exciting, but exhausting, path until a twist of fate inspired him to make a change. This is the story of how a world-traveling cameraman became a volunteer crewman, committing his time to saving others with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).

Production Company - Objekt Films | objekt.co.uk
Directed & Edited by James Lovick | jameslovick.co.uk
Produced by Bart Frank & Alex Kempner | objekt.co.uk
Director of Photography - Gerry Vasbenter | gerryvasbenter.com
Parallax Animation by Joe Fellows | makeproductions.co.uk
Original Music Composition by Will Wadham | shibuimusic.com
Telecine Colour by Adam Shell |
RNLI Photography by Chris Yacoubian | chrisyacoubian.com
Wedding Photography by Andy Green | harreraimages.co.uk

With Special Thanks To:
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution, Penlee Lifeboat Station, Patch Harvey, Elaine Trethowan, The Crew of The Ivan Ellen, Take 2 Films, Panalux, Cool Hand Cameras, Cast Iron Picture Co, The Cuttlefish Mousehole and Chris & Camilla.

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Jesse James

Jesse James

It took me half an hour to log into my Vimeo account but after watching this, I had to. My father died at sea when I was 7 years old on the furthest West Point in Scotland. He died diving for scallops in a quiet bay, well he disappeared without a trace. The RNLI is one An amazing charitiy that I will always support. 60 divers turned up to look for my dad. I love your story and its especially touched me after my mother and so many close to me have died from cancer. Amazing. Thanks for reminding me what those true heroes do for no financial gain. And yours is an amazing story displayed by a beautiful video. Congratulations on a stunning and deeply affecting video, shot beautifully. Thanks for sharing. Jesse

Chris Yacoubian

Chris Yacoubian

I dont have the right words to reply to his properly my friend. Thank you and I think your story is so amazing as well... Your dad sounded like one awesome man!

Objekt Films

Objekt Films PRO

Thank you Jesse - what a moving story you have. I'm glad this video has resonated with you and helped you in some way. The guys at the RNLI (and Chris) are truly an inspiration to all of us. It's so nice to be able to show everyone the selflessness of their everyday actions.

Andrew Muggleton

Andrew Muggleton Plus

Well done Chris. This short video made me think and is inspirational. I have followed your struggle and am proud of you.

Chris Yacoubian

Chris Yacoubian

Dude our paths have so closely crossed, thank you for your kind words!!

Taran Hughes

Taran Hughes

Chris, Thank you for being the light to some many others and showing their is a courageous way to realise outcomes beyond the immediately obvious. Thank you for making the video

Calebbutler

Calebbutler

Very Touching and inspiring film, truly well done guys!

Chris Yacoubian

Chris Yacoubian

Thanks I just hope in a tiny way i can help people feel or find a positive when faced with this horrible disease.

RNLI Film Productions

RNLI Film Productions PRO

beautiful work, flawless delivery of a truly touching story, well done Objekt films, we were all blown away here! Thank you for putting your time towards our cause and thanks Chris for sharing your story.

Objekt Films

Objekt Films PRO

Thank you very much. Thank you for allowing us the access to truly tell this story. And thank you for doing what you do everyday.

Harbour_Media

Harbour_Media Plus

Fantastic story Chris, I have been following this series of films and this story hit me the hardest as it's close to a family struggle. I have the upmost respect for you and this beautiful shot film.

Objekt Films

Objekt Films PRO

Thank you very much. We loved how your film "The Unknown" highlights the normality of the people volunteering for the RNLI. Great work.

Chris Yacoubian

Chris Yacoubian

Thanks so much, hope your story ends well if possible. Best of wishes and thanks!

Sofia Costales

Sofia Costales

Brought tears to my eyes. Beautiful video. Thanks for uploading.

Cody

Cody

amazing color grade ! May I ask what the Tech specs are ? wonderful story

Objekt Films

Objekt Films PRO

Thank you very much. The film was shot on an FS7 in Slog3 with Canon CNE Primes. The film was graded in DaVinci Resolve

Tony Loro

Tony Loro Plus

Good on ya' Chris. May you get to someplace where ya don't need a wool cap and a fur muff. Knock if you are in N. Calif.

Stefan Krieg

Stefan Krieg

Fantastisch Story! Life is live!!!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

Adam Woods

Adam Woods Plus

Beautiful film and great courage. Thanks to Howie for sharing it.

costamendes

costamendes

Magnificent work! I'm so glad I came across this series. the last 30 minutes of watching these videos have been the best part of my week!

Objekt Films

Objekt Films PRO

Thanks - we're so grateful to have been included in such an inspirational series of films.

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