The Film


Early on a chilly March morning 3 filmmakers set out to make a short documentary film in 5 days. They received their genre and theme from an internet café, and got some production assistance from a friend. The team had two cameras, a wet suit and a lot of coffee.

Forty Foot is about the older groups of mostly Irish locals who swim in Sandycove every day. The film tells the history of the place through the personal stories and characteristics of the featured swimmers. More than a film about them braving the elements everyday, this is a film about having a great and surprising spirit in the face of aging, death and economic hardship. It shows a classless section of older Irish nationals in a refreshing, encouraging and a completely unknown light to foreign eyes

Original Title:     Forty Foot
Running Time:     9 minutes
Language: English and Irish (Subtitled)
Year Of Production: 2009
Country Of Origin: Ireland
Screening Format: Digibeta or HD DVD

Directors:                         Leticia Agudo,  Aoibheann O’Sullivan & Paul McGrath
Producers:                        Leticia Agudo,  Aoibheann O’Sullivan & Paul McGrath
Photography:                  Paul McGrath & Aoibheann O’Sullivan
Audio:                                Leticia Agudo and Max Carpio
Production Assistant:   Max Carpio
Editors:                             Leticia Agudo & Aoibheann O’Sullivan
Graphics:                          Paul McGrath

Contact: info_at_FortyFootTheMovie_dot_com