FILM: London International Documentary Film Festival Selection

May 28, 2012

It was confirmed today that the film I shot with Chris Mizen at First Image at the UK Cold Water Swimming Championships has been selected to screen at the London International Documentary Film Festival. This is great news. The film was shot at Tooting Bec Lido in the middle of winter last year using two Sony EX1 cameras and a Canon DSLR. We had to capture the whole day and make an engaging and entertaining narrative – no mean feat given the speed at which everything was happening. I still have no idea how and why anyone would want to put themselves through such pain – but the film went someway to shed some light on the characters who turned up to compete from all over the world – one 80 year old man coming all the way from Kazakhstan with his 10 year old son to participate: clearly there are some benefits in terms of virality !!!

(Click the title above to see a clip from the film)