WEIGHTLESS – Emotional Freediving
For a long time Toni Dobrzanski from SoundComposer and I were asking our selves why the internet did not have any videos of freediving as an emotional experience – something like ‘Le Grand Bleu’ by Luc Besson. Every clip on YouTube had something to do with a stop watch or a long rope. Suddenly Guillaume Nery and Julie Gautier emerged with their film ‘Free Fall’. Their film managed to show freediving from a totally new perspective and give the world something never seen before. To us Guillaume Nery and Julie Gautier have started a new short film genre from a freediver’s perspective. We wish to contribute to this genre with our film.
’WEIGHTLESS – Emotional Freediving’ is filmed and produced by me in Dahab, Egypt, January-February 2011. The five hours of footage has been shot solely on breath hold. The deepest filming was done on 20 meters depth and no single clip was longer than 1.5 minutes. I am not a world champion freediver but I love freediving.
September 2012 WEIGHTLESS – Emotional Freediving won the award “Best Shortfilm” at BLUE Ocean Film Festival in Monterey. In the end of April 2013 the film reached 300,000 views on YouTube.
You can read more about the project on our Weightless Emotions page: www.WeightlessEmotions.com