Tag: Ben Pitterle

High Fives All Around For DRIVEN

Julian Rusinek, a channel swimmer from California, talks about the documentary film DRIVEN: "DRIVEN penetrated directly into my strongest childhood memories. I wasn't watching a movie about swimming, I was being told a story. Rarely do we see a movie that is larger than the screen itself. DRIVEN by far was one of those movies that I became absorbed in its

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Dreamers Are Driven

Dreamers Are Driven Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. “It is there, you see it in front of you. And you go, ‘God I can do it’ and that is what drives these people. They dream..." says Steven Munatones. “To me, it is one of the ultimate challenges on the Planet Earth that a human can do. I mean you push yourself to the limit," says David

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Driven Over Long Distances

Cherie Edborg, a full-time controller with two children, Fiona Goh, a student in Southern California, and Evan Morrison, the co-founder of the Marathon Swimmers Forum, are the protagonists in Driven, an independent documentary film by Element 8 Productions. Crowdfunded by swimmers, the mindset and exploits of the three are showcased within the backdrop of

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10 Days To Be DRIVEN

Filmmaker Ben Pitterle and the initial 88 funders from the open water swimming world are looking for others to join them in crowd sourcing the movie DRIVEN. With 10 days to go in their crowd funding effort, the producers are looking for an additional US$11,500 to reach their goal. DRIVEN documents the experiences of three individuals as they attempted

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Are You DRIVEN?

Without wetsuits, in the dead of night, three swimmers braved the cold open-ocean to realize a dream...this is how filmmaker Ben Pitterle of Element 8 Productions opens DRIVEN. DRIVEN documents the experiences of three individuals as they attempted marathon swims across the Santa Barbara Channel. "Marathon swimming may not sound particularly glamorous.

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