Short documentary following performance artists the Snooks Brothers as they develop 'Snooks Aquatic' -- a mime show that depends entirely on audience members agreeing to join a synchronised swimming team.
Director Ben helps Denni and Martin, who has Downs Syndrome, to hone their non-verbal skills in the hope that the British public will be good sports... and the show will go on.
Filmed on Canon 5D MkII and 7D June 2012 on location in Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, and Wales Millennium Centre for Hijinx Theatre's Unity Festival, Wales. Featuring the Snooks Brothers Denni Dennis and Martin Vick; and Ben Pettitt-Wade.
Produced and directed by Clare Sturges claresturges.co.uk
Director of photography Rik Sinkeldam, TCF Film UK tcf-film.com
Sound recordist Matthew Brown, Dark Arts Sound
B camera Rob Godwin, Like An Egg Productions
Edited by Clare Sturges and Rik Sinkeldam
Sound design Nic Allan nicallansound.com
Special thanks to Gaynor Lougher
"Blue Danube" by Johann Strauss, played by Rytmi-Pojat, directed by Eugene Malmstén 1936: rights in the public domain.
(c) Clare Sturges 2012
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