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This is the visual poem of William Trubridge's world record freedive to 100 meters (one hectometer, basically one football field length and back) in order to bring light to the plight of the world's smallest cetacean, the Hector's Dolphin of New Zealand. With one breath of air and diving without weights, fins or any propulsive assistance, William descended to 101 meters in the waters of Dean's Blue Hole, Bahamas, the deepest blue hole in the world.
This short documentary of the record attempts to transmit what it is like to freedive deep beneath the surface, and how we can return to explore our potential as an aquatic mammal in the search to help our endangered cousins of the seas.
Directed and Edited by Matthew Brown
Written and Produced by William Trubridge verticalblue.net
Director of Photography - Matthew Brown
Dolphin Footage - Liz Slooten, Steve Dawson, and NZ Whale and Dolphin Trust
Music Composed by Christopher Ward
Voice Coaches - Linda Trubridge and Gerry Dinnage
TEAM VERTICAL BLUE
AIDA Judges - Ute Geßmann and Ben Weiss
Coach/Timekeeper - Brittany Trubridge
Deep Safety Divers - Paul Heinerth, Brian Kakuk, and Jason Sapp
Safety Divers - Charlie Beede, Brian Pucella, and Alfredo Romo
Still Photography by Igor Liberti and Paolo Valenti
ALWAYS A FIRE is a short documentary film on former New York Giant CHAD JONES—a star athlete from LSU whose promising professional career was put on hold by a tragic car accident before it even had a chance to begin.
The film details Chad's incredible rehabilitation and recovery from the horrific accident that nearly cost him his life. Comprised of intimate interviews with Chad and his trainers, as well as never-before-seen footage of his long road to recovery, the film provides an unflinching view of an elite athlete facing unimaginable tragedy and refusing to submit.
Directed by Nathan Caswell & Jeremiah Zagar
Produced by Jeremy Yaches
Cinematography by Zak Mulligan, Julian King, Mark Stetz
Production Design by Sophie Kosofsky
Graphics by Jonah Birns
VFX by Dorian West
Color by Seth Ricart
Sound Design & Mix by Tom Paul
Featuring music by World Gang, Dan Deacon & The Baby Boyz Brass Band