(Please note this is a low re version)
22:22 paints a vivid portrait of Tom Sietas, a world record holder in Static Apnea, the ability to hold ones breath under water. The film combines underwater photography of a record attempt with a contemporary dance performed to a live piano score. As the tension of the record attempt mounts the story that links the two activities is revealed through the pianist’s live narration. The film interweaves documentary and fiction to reveal what drives Tom to push his body to such extraordinary physical extremes; For Tom to deny breath is to find life.
Director: Charlotte Ginsborg
Producers: Rob Small, Emily Morgan
Choreographer: Kirill Burlov
Composer: Gabriel Prokofiev
DOP: Catherine Derry & Dagmar Scheibenreif