Illustration, Animation and TV

Mer Film & Netflix

Bringing History to Life on Netflix


Bringing History to Life on Netflix

Benny Box had the pleasure of creating three unique 20-second Title Sequences for the Netflix Limited Series WAR SAILOR about the Norwegian trade fleets’ role in World War II.

We worked with the idea of a tear or rift in the lives of the main characters, ripping apart everything in spite of hope and dedication. The horizon-line was central to the Director Gunnar Vikene and was cleverly used visually throughout the series, and we worked with the horizon as a divider, a symbol of the rift and the uncertain future.

Images are divided by water, the horizon, broken rubble, shiplines etc. often showing two motifs in each image, symbolising contrasts like: Over, and under, home and away, alive and dead, physical presence and mental state.

Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3


Benny Box made each title sequence tilt softly back and forth. Every scene had this connected tilt as if the whole sequence played out on a boat in stormy waters


Benny Box

Concept, Design & Production


Sturla Brandth Grøvlen



Volker Bertelmann



Esben Fisker

Creative Director & Founder

Sigurd Grelck

Senior Motion Designer

Camilla Woldby

Motion Designer

Maja Lomholdt

Motion Designer

Caroline Madsen

Client Manager

Cecilie Grue Jacobsen

Marketing Manager

All dwarf profiles

Manees Joakim Newton Nør

Chief Commercial Officer

Thomas Schmidt

Director of Automation

Caroline Madsen

Client Manager

Other work

DR Drama

Borgen: Power and glory

Netflix - Equinox

Main title sequence for Equinox

DR Ramasjang

Character design for DR Ramasjang

All cases