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Unbounded by Gravity, This Free Diver Can Follow His Dream to Fly

Free diver Francisco Del Rosario finds his escape in the world beneath the waves. In this short film, directors Jack Pirie and Alex Hylands-White follow Del Rosario as he free dives on the remote island of El Hierro in the Canary Islands. While suspended in weightlessness under the water, Del Rosario’s dream to fly can become a reality.

Follow Jack Pirie and Alex Hylands-White on Vimeo. Follow Jack Pirie on Twitter. Follow Alex Hylands-White on Twitter. Made in collaboration with BWD, Credit: Directed by Jack Pirie and Alex Hylands-White. Credit: Featuring Francisco Del Rosario, producer; Nick Ogden, composer; Alan Myson, DOP; Will Billany, editor; Gabriel Britz, sound design; Jeff Malen, colourist; Derek Hansen, additional photography; Karsten Mohr

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