Chasing The Sublime Short Film

Why do we put ourselves in 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? A mesmeric glimpse of the physicality of cold water swimming in pursuit of the sublime. 

The Outdoor Swimming Society in association with Alpkit, with Red Moon Cruises, Akur Capital, Dryrobe and Aquatica Digital

©2018 Amanda Bluglass

Director: Amanda Bluglass

Director of Photography: Danny Cooke

Underwater Photography: Neil Hope & Danny Cooke
Editor: Michael Clark 
Words and narration: Kate Rew
Swimmers: Kate Rew and Kari Furre

Aired on 3rd March 2019 on SuperSoul Sunday, Oprah Winfrey Network


Finalist, Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival 2020

Finalist, Banff Mountain Film & Book Festival 2019

Best Short, Four Seasons Film Festival 2019

Judges' Special Mention, Sheffield Adventure Film Festival 2019

Shortlisted, BMC Women Adventure Film Festival Competition 2019 


DocLands 2019; Vancouver International Women in Film Festival 2019; THIRD ACTion Film Festival 2019; Feminista Film Festival 2019; MountainFilm 2019; Boulder Environmental Outdoors Film Festival 2019; Fresh Coast Film Festival 2019; She Summits Film Festival 2019; Mountainfilm Graz 2019; Women Sports Film Festival 2019; Waimea Film Festival 2019; No Man's Land Film Festival 2019; Boulder International Film Festival 2020; Peebles Outdoor Film Festival 2020; Lady Wild Film Festival 2020; Barcelona International FICTS Festival 2020; Homegrown Shorts 2020; Wasatch Mountain Film Festival 2020