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

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


  • Best Short, Four Seasons Film Festival 2019
  • Judges' Special Mention, Sheffield Adventure Film Festival 2019
  • Shortlisted, BMC Women Adventure Film Festival Competition 2019
  • Official Selections:
  • DocLands 2019; Vancouver International Women in Film Festival 2019; THIRD ACTion Film Festival 2019