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Pure Euphoria

Pure Euphoria is a look into the mind of a determined man’s rise from the depths of depression and suicidal thoughts.

Todd Crandell is a former drug addict and, now, an 81-time Ironman finisher. He has reached his higher purpose by pushing his body, mind and spirit to the limit.

A journey of consciousness with one of the world’s most extraordinary humans as he completes a gruelling swim, bike, and run through mystical terrain.

  • Timo Bruun & Edward Knowles
    Director
  • Edward Knowles
    Writer
  • Timo Bruun
    Writer
  • Todd Crandell
    Key Cast
  • Tom Schünemann
    Director of Photography
  • Julia Jacobsen
    Editor
  • Mathilde Delorme
    Associate Producer
  • Sebastian Zenke
    Music
  • Tobias Abt
    Colourist
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    Sport
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2020
  • Country of Filming:
    Spain
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Super 35mm
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Timo Bruun & Edward Knowles

ED is a first-time filmmaker with 13 years experience as a sports journalist. He's travelled the world covering over 100 international stories including the Olympics in South Korea, the World Cup in Brazil, Real Madrid in Morocco, and Barcelona in Georgia.
He is currently the producer and host of the official Olympic Channel Podcast and is totally obsessed with sport, music, and storytelling.
It has been a long-held ambition to make documentary films and the opportunity to make Pure Euphoria has been a literal dream come true.
He met co-director Timo Bruun covering the boxing world championships in 2017 and it was immediately clear that they shared a passion for telling overlooked stories from the sporting world.
Ed's number one hero in film is Werner Herzog. His football team is Liverpool FC. He has a baby boy called Rafael and a beautiful wife called Katy.
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TIMO is a self-taught director from Hamburg. He started as a cameraman at his local TV station and has gone on to cover some of the biggest sporting events on the planet.
Three Olympic Games, three FIFA World Cups, and two UEFA European Championships are just some of the highlights from his 20 years in the business.
Timo also has an extensive background in action sports, directing content for brands like Red Bull, Vodafone, and Mercedes-Benz.
He’s inspired by the unobvious and is excited to tell stories in challenging arenas.
‘Pure Euphoria’ is his debut film and start of a collaboration between him and co-director Ed Knowles. The message of the film correlates with their mindset - you can do anything you want, you just have to put in the effort.
Timo likes endurance running. Most mornings he runs at least 10km.

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