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 & Culture Lead

All dwarf profiles

Manees Joakim Newton Nør

Chief Commercial Officer

Thomas Schmidt

Director of MarTech

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

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