AGAINST THE TIDES
by Stefan Stuckert
Open-water swimmer Beth French wants to swim across seven of the world's most dangerous sea-channels - an extreme challenge called Oceans Seven - and do it in record time: within one year.
Driven to set an example for her autistic son and by her battle with a life long illness which left her wheelchair-bound as a teenager, Beth travels to far-flung corners of the world confronting jellyfish, sharks, wild weather, hypothermia and mind-numbing fatigue.
But, in an unpredictable and emotional climax, Beth’s burning desire to conquer the open sea comes into heart‐rending conflict with a mother’s dreams for her son.
Director & Co-producer: Stefan Stuckert
Producer: Nick Read
Cinematographer: Damian Daniel
Editor: Becky Way, Paul Carlin
Executive Producers: Anna Higgs, Keith Evans, Gary Collins
In association with Zero One, Whipped Sea
DIRECTOR - STEFAN STUCKERT
Stefan is a BAFTA-nominated and award-winning director, working in film and TV. He has series-directed several of Channel 4’s hugely successful DERREN BROWN shows and also worked on Channel 4's acclaimed comedy series PEEP SHOW. Stefan’s short film MEDIUM RARE won several awards and was screened at over 70 film festivals worldwide. He’s currently developing UNDONE, a psychological thriller set in London.
SHEFFIELD DOC FEST 2018〡AUSTIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2019〡NORDIC ADVENTURE FILM FESTIVAL 2019〡MARGATE FILM FESTIVAL 2019
"A film with a character of it's own”
- Film Review
“Tense and engrossing”
“One of the most beautifully-made films. It’s got everything you want in a movie."
- BBC Radio
"Dazzles and delights"
- The Guardian