First Step Swim

A meditative, dialogueless, short film about a woman with a disability wild swimming in a loch. The title, First Step Swim is kind of a directive mantra, if you wanna do it, just do it, but also refers to the fact the woman is missing the lower part of her right leg. The film has a silent, introspective quality, which is less about laying on the line the director’s thoughts, and more about asking us to feel the experience of this woman, a film which is less about talking to its audience but about asking us to listen. Beautiful cinematography.