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Swim to Africa

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Directors  Howard Hanna, Brett Drogmund

Swim to Africa is a 2016 American documentary film by Skyscraper Productions, produced and directed by Brett Drogmund and Howard Hanna.

Contents

The story is about six swimmers from around the globe who attempt to swim from Europe to Africa. Jet lagged, exhausted and somewhat under prepared, we follow the stories of these swimmers as they battle the freezing elements across two continents. This mental and physical "marathon in the dark" will test everyone with surprising results.

The film premiered in Los Angeles on April 15, 2016 at the Los Angeles - All Sports Film Festival and received the award for Best Documentary Feature Film - Audience Award.

Development

Directors Brett Drogmund and Howard Hanna shot this documentary over a period of seven days in Spain, Morocco and The United States.

Cameras and gear used in the shoot:

Cameras: Multiple Cannon 7Ds Multiple Go Pros

Lenses: 50mm 1.2 1-22mm wide angle EF 200-400 telephoto

Film Festivals & Awards

1) Swim To Africa premiered in Los Angeles on April 15, 2016 at the Los Angeles - All Sports Film Festival and received the award for Best Documentary Feature Film - Audience Award.

2) 2016 Honolulu Film Awards - May 2016 - where it won GRABD JURY - BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM Best Documentary Short -

3) South Bay Film Festival - June 2016

4) Film Fest International - Madrid Spain, July 2016

References

Swim to Africa Wikipedia


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