The Swimmer (2013 film)

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The Swimmer
TheSwimmer 2013 OfficialPoster.jpg
Official Poster
Directed by Giovanni Basso
Produced by Giovanni Basso
Written by Giovanni Basso
Starring Tommaso Puccini
Daniel Wilkins
Adam T Perkins
Olivia Charlotte
Magnet Films
Release dates
  • 21 March 2013 (2013-03-21)
Running time
16 minutes
Country Australia
Language English

The Swimmer is a 2013 Australian drama short film written and directed by Giovanni Basso and produced by Magnet Films.

It held its US premiere on 21 March 2013 at the Gasparilla Film Festival in Florida. As of November 2013 it has been accepted in competition by more than 20 international film festivals,[1] including the Hollywood Film Festival,[2] the New York City Horror Film Festival[3] and the New Orleans Film Festival. On 19 November 2013 it was released worldwide on the iTunes Store.


After being attacked by a shark, 10-year-old Sam struggles to swim as he used to. Harassed by a local bully he's forced to face his fears for the very last time.


  • Tommaso Puccini as Sam
  • Daniel Wilkins as Jay
  • Adam T Perkins as Carl
  • Olivia Charlotte as Alice
  • Finleigh Dignam as Ellie
  • Luca Wilkins as Dale
  • Shae Kelly as Video Store Guy


The Swimmer was shot in Digital Super 35mm with the Red Epic X camera.[citation needed]


The Swimmer was shot in various locations of the Perth metropolitan area, which include Dianella, Mount Lawley, the Melville Aquatic Centre and Coogee Beach.[citation needed]

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