Private Project

The Other Swimmer

Ned, a retired movie stuntman has been swimming every day for 20 years since suffering a career-ending accident on set and subsequent back operation. He doggedly swims 60 laps of the pool every day despite being an awkward swimmer.
On one particular day, many distractions occur, one after another -but he swims on. However, one strange event occurs that drives all the other swimmers out of the pool, but not him. He swims on, determined to finish his laps. The lifeguard and other swimmers are astounded because they know why the alarm was raised.
It's a story about the triumph of age over adversity. It's also our homage to some of our favorite Hollywood movies in which swimming is featured.

  • David McKay
    Hoppin' Mad
  • Maggie Wilkins
  • Maggie Wilkins
  • Herbie Sternberg, Andrew Henry
    Key Cast
    Andrew Henry (on stage 'Of Mice and Men','All my Sons')
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    8 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 16, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    45,000 AUD
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  • UK Screen One International Film Festival
    Nottingham and Leister
    United Kingdom
    March 5, 2017
Director Biography - David McKay

Australian Production and Costume designer recently moved to NYC. His most recent feature film 'Manny Lewis' is a contemporary romantic comedy starring stand up comedian Carl Barron set in winter in inner city Sydney.

Name: David Mckay

Lives in: New York City, New York

Company: David McKay Design

Occupation: Production Designer and Director

Unique traits: I am a contemporary artist currently working on an exhibition in LA in May 2015.

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