The Big Swim

DON’T WAIT UNTIL YOU’RE TOLD YOU ARE GOING TO DIE BEFORE YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE

About the Film

The Big Swim is an inspiring, ambitious short film written and directed by Kat Green about a young woman who finds out she might have terminal breast cancer and decides to face her biggest fear… swimming with sharks!

Rachel’s (Kimberly Leemans) mother died of hereditary breast cancer when she was a little girl. When Rachel thinks she might suffer the same fate, she decides to face her fears by fulfilling her mother’s dying wish – to swim with SHARKS. She sets out on a journey to Cozumel, Mexico where she meets her handsome dive master, Luca (Falk Hentschel), and realizes that sharks aren’t nearly as scary as falling in love. Filmed on location in Cozumel, MX and Los Angeles.

 

“BREATHE ME IN”
WORDS AND MUSIC BY KAT GREEN & JULIE COLLINGS
ARTIST: KAT GREEN

Inspired by and featured on the soundtrack for

THE BIG SWIM

Copyright © 2016

This film was partially funded by Indiegogo

A portion of the funds raised through our PAYPAL Campaign are donated to the
National Breast Cancer Foundation and Shark Stewards. We are thrilled to partner with these remarkable charities.

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CAST AND CREATIVE

kat-greenKAT GREEN
WRITER | DIRECTOR
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
kimberly-leemansKIMBERLY LEEMANS
RACHEL

The Walking Dead | America’s Next Top Model
Nashville | Fire City | The Vampire Diaries

falk-hentschelFALK HENTSCHEL
LUCA

The Flash | Arrow | Legends of Tomorrow
Knight and Day | White House Down

jared-dayJARED DAY
BRIAN

Dusty & The Desert Rose | Letting Go
Derailed | Ray Donovan

maren-ritterbuckMAREN RITTERBUCK
YOUNG RACHEL

Maren is making her film debut in
THE BIG SWIM

meghan-andrewsMEGHAN ANDREWS
MOM

The Adjustment Bureau | Justified
Law & Order

marie-francoise-theodoreMARIE-FRANCOISE THEODORE
DR. ISAAKS

Love Jones | Royce
Adaptation


TIGER AGUILAR AGUILAR

as HIMSELF

JASIANNA JAXEN

MISS COZUMEL

RICARDO CHAVEZ

RICKY

ALONZO ACOSTA

BOAT CAPTAIN

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ADAM DICK

Producer

MEGAN WOEPPEL

Producer

FIORELLA OCCHIPINTI

Director of Photography

FERIBA AYADI KARAKOC

Editor

BILLY LINCOLN

Composer

PETER BRADLEY ADAMS

Additional Music

GUY CHAUMETTE

Underwater Cinematographer

JASIANNA JAXEN

Cozumel Fixer

ANDREA BALDERRAMA

Associate Producer

KENNETH BALDERRAMA

Associate Producer

JAMES REILLY

Associate Producer

ANGEL CARILLO

Production Assistant

JARED DAY

Casting Director

EVA CEJA

Casting Director | Costumes | Props

MANUEL GASTALDI

Drone Operator

JONATHAN BENITEZ SOSA

2nd Unit GoPro Cinematographer

BLAKE CHRISTIAN

Sound Mixer

NICK KELLY

2nd Unit Sound Mixer

ALEX GOENS

2nd Unit Sound Mixer

WES C. CAEFER

Visual Effects

BRIAN PEYTON

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

KEITH ROUSH

Colorist

FREDDIE HERNANDEZ

Indie GoGo Video Editor

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EXTRA SPECIAL THANKS

Without You, This Movie Would
Not Have Been Made

JENNA CUMMINGS

for the inspiration

JAROCHO MI GUÍA DE BUCEO

for your sea

WILLIAM R GREENBLATT

for your unconditional support

BILLY LINCOLN

for your belief

BRIGETTE LEONARD

for your courage and adventure

SPECIAL THANKS

Tim Cruz
Dr. Todd Forman & Staff
National Breast Cancer Foundation
Shark Stewards
Freddie Hernandez
Tiger’s Adventures
The Famous Money Bar
Cozumel Beach House

THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR GENEROUS INDIEGOGO CONTRIBUTORS

especially
Sean Patrick Finnan
Scott Gordon
Pamela Knudson
Bee Louise
John Zachary O’Neill
Lisa Ritterbuck

PRODUCTION PHOTOS

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