ELBOW REAL LIFE ANGEL

MUSIC VIDEO 2014

INSPIRED BY MY DOCUMENTARY PROJECT SWIMSNOWDONIA, DIRECTOR MARK THOMAS APPROACHED ME TO BE INVOLVED IN THIS, THE THIRD IN A SERIES OF DOCUMENTARY MUSIC VIDEOS FOR ELBOW'S LATEST ALBUM 'THE TAKE OF AND LANDING OF EVERYTHING'

 

FILMING TOO PLACE OVER SEVERAL DAYS IN THE MOUNTAINS OF SNOWDONIA WITH A SENSITIVE CREW, RESULTING IN A DEEPLY PERSONAL OBSERVATION INTO MY SWIMMING PRACTICE.

CLIENT: POLYDOR | COMMISSIONER: EMILY TEDRAKE | DIRECTOR/EDITOR: MARK THOMAS | PRODUCERS: TIM MULLET & ALISON SURTEES | DoP: PERCY DEAN | ADDITIONAL CAMERA: VIVIENNE RICKMAN | LIGHTING: CHRIS SARGINSON | DiT/ ASSIST: SEAN LOMAX | EDIT ASSIST: GWEN OSMOND | COLOURIST; ALEX HINDLE

AFTERGLOW

DOCUMENTARY 2016

INSPIRED BY MY PASSION FOR BOTH SWIMMING AND MY CREATIVITY THIS SHORT DOCUMENTARY EXPLORES HOW BOTH HAVE CROSSED PATHS.

'BEAUTIFUL CINEMATOGRAPHY, THIS FILM REALLY EVOKES A SENSE OF ISOLATION WHICH BY THE END OF THE FILM YOU LEARN IS WHAT THE PROTAGONIST IS YEARNING FOR. A VERY WATCHABLE AND INSPIRING SHORT THAT FLIES IN THE FACE OF MANY ADVENTURE FILMS WHICH FOCUS ON QUANTIFIABLE ACHIEVEMENTS, INSTEAD, AFTERGLOW IS ABOUT AUTHENTICITY AND CREATIVITY AND HOW A PASSION BECOMES A LIFESTYLE. WATCH FOR A POETIC GLIMPSE AT PHOTOGRAPHY, FORM AND OUTDOOR SWIMMING - DESPITE THE SNOWY VISTAS THIS FILM LEAVES YOU WITH A WARM FEELING INSIDE.'

ZENA TOSCANI - JUDGE SHEFFIELD FILM FESTIVAL 2017

A FILM BY TOMMASO DI PAOLA 7 JACK WEBBER

FEATURING VIVIENNE RICKMAN

SOUND DESIGN: JOSH BRUTY | SECOND CAMERA: GABRIEL HUTCHINSON | MUSIC BY PANGOLIN | DRONE: MIGHTY SKY FILM | BOAT DRIVER: PETE COOPER

WINNER OF 'BEST SHORT FILM AWARD', FOUR SEASONS FILM FESTIVAL 2018, LONDON

WINNER OF 'BEST WOMEN IN ADVENTURE FILM GOLD AWARD', SHEFFIELD ADVENTURE FILM FESTIVAL 2017

SELECTED FOR PATAGONIA FILM FESTIVAL, SANTA MONICA 2019

SELECTED FOR THE ADVENTURE UNCOVERED FILM FESTIVAL, LONDON. 2018

SELECTED FOR CERVINO CINO MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL, ITALY 2017

SELECTED FOR LLANBERIS MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL, 2016

SELECTED FOR KENDAL MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL, 2016

FEATURED IN/ON THE GUARDIAN, THE FINANCIAL TIMES, DER SPIEGEL, FUBIZ, CHANNEL 4

RETURN TO THE MOUNTAIN

ITV CYMRU & ITV NATIONAL 2019/2020

THIS DOCUMENTARY SERIES FOLLOWED THE LIVES OF SEVERAL PEOPLE WHO LIVE AND WORK IN THE SHADOW OF SNOWDON, ONE OF THE BUSIEST MOUNTAINS IN THE WORLD. I SPENT A YEAR WORKING WITH THE FILM CREW AS THEY FOLLOWED MY SWIMMING AND CREATIVE WORK ON THE MOUNTAIN.

FILMED BY SLAM MEDIA FOR ITV

SWIMMING SNOWDONIA 250 LAKES

BBC TRAVEL SHOW 2018

THIS DOCUMENTARY FOLLOWED MY QUEST TO SWIM ALL 250 LAKES IN SNOWDONIA NATIONAL PARK. IN A SERIES ABOUT INCREDIBLE JOURNIES FOR THE BBC TRAVEL SHOW. 

FILMED AND DIRECTED BY SIMON PLATTS

BBC COUNTRYFILE

DOCUMENTARY 2015

A FIVE MINUTE SELF-NARRATED DOCUMENTARY, FILMED OVER THREE DAYS DURING MY #30DAYS30LAKES ADVENTURE IN APRIL FOR BBC COUNTRYFILE'S SPRING SPECIAL.

"AS THE SEASON WARMS SO DO THE 250 LAKES OF SNOWDONIA. IT IS AT THIS TIME THAT ARTIST AND WILD SWIMMER VIVIENNE RICKMAN (POOLE), SETS HERSELF A CHALLENGE. EVERY DAY IN APRIL SHE IS OUT, REGARDLESS OF THE WEATHER, SWIMMING IN THE STUNNING LAKES OF SNOWDONIA. THAT'S THIRTY SWIMS IN THIRTY DAYS! SO WHAT DRIVES VIVIENNE'S SNOWDONIA SWIMATHON?"

SQUAREPEGSROUNDHOLES

VIVIENNE RICKMAN 2019

TIME TO BE ALONE, AWAY FROM BUZZING GADGETS AND TO-DO LISTS, VIVIENNE RICKMAN TOOK A LIKING TO SWIMMING FROM A AGE AGE. AFTER BEING INTRODUCED TO SWIMMING BY HER MOTHER, WHO TOO WAS A SWIMMER, VIVIENNE HAS TURNED THE HOBBY INTO A MEDITATIVE PRACTICE AND NOW RUNS WILD SWIMMING WORKSHOPS ACCOMPANIED BY CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS AS A WAY TO REFLECT ON EXPERIENCES.

"BEING HEALTHY AND HAPPY. BEING ABLE TO DO THE THINGS THAT MAKE ME TICK. BEING OUTDOORS AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. THAT'S A GOOD LIFE."

250 LAKES

DOCUMENTARY 2015

SHORT FILM FOLLOWING MY ADVENTURE TO SWIM ALL 250 LAKES IN SNOWDONIA NATIONAL PARK

DIRECTOR TOM EAGAR SPENT JUST AN AFTERNOON IN MAY 2015 WITH ME ON SNOWDON TO FIND OUT EXACTLY WHAT SWIMMING MEANT TO ME.

SOUND RECORDING AND COVER IMAGE BY LIZ SEABROOK: LIZSEABROOKPHOTOGRAPHY.COM

MUSIC: THE SUN IS SCHEDULED TO COME OUT TOMORROW BY CHRIS ZABRISKIE: CHRISABRISKIE.COM

SELECTED FOR ROUGH CONDITIONS FILM FESTIVAL 2015

THE KEEPERS

WILD SWIMMER 2018

THE KEEPERS IS A SERIES OF SHORT FILMS MADE BY THE GOOD LIFE EXPERIENCE TELLING THE SHORT OF THE FESTIVAL THROUGH THE PEOPLE INVOLVED.

A FILM BY NICK WHITWORTH

MUSIC BY ELLIE MASON

HUNGARY

THE LAND OF WATERS

COMMERCIAL 2017

A TRAVEL COMMERCIAL MADE FOR THE HUNGARIAN TOURISM AGENCY WITH CNN CREATE.

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