Cold? Uncomfortable? Exhausting? Absolutely. But for Kate Rew and Kari Furre, the founders of The Outdoor Swimming Society, cold water swimming brings life into sharp focus, offering a taste of the sublime.
Chasing the sublime
UK | 2018 | 13 MINUTES
This film follows the women as they plunge into the darkly beautiful lochs of the UK, overcoming fear and discomfort as they mine the allure of freeform swimming.
Why do we put ourselves into the path of discomfort and risk? What drives us to get too cold and too tired, to battle with fear, in the name of adventure? Follow the originators of The Outdoor Swimming Society, “swim twins” Kate Rew and Kari Furre, in this hauntingly beautiful glimpse at the physicality of UK cold water swimming, as two friends set out to chase the sublime.
Amanda Bluglass is a British freelance Director/Producer specialising in highly authentic and strongly visual brand films. Her experience covers short docs, TV commercials, social media, stop motion, corporate promos & marketing, music videos and experimental installations. Her work has featured on the BBC, the Oprah Winfrey Network, Channel 4, Huffington Post and The Atlantic. Clients have included NASA, London Olympics, Samsung, Etsy, National Trust and Photobox.