Award-winning sports documentary on ÖtillÖ The Swimrun World Championships 2018-2020. Meet the winning teams and their struggle to reach All the Way in one of the toughest one-day races on the planet. A story about exploring the hero in you.
From award-winning documentary filmmaker Carl Eneroth at Sthlm Social Innovation Lab comes All the Way. A heart-pounding, intimate and mind expanding portrait of Swimrun team Pontus Lindberg and George Bjälkemo, as they prepare for their ultimate challenge… winning the 75 km ÖtillÖ Swimrun World Championships in the Stockholm archipelago… in trail shoes and a wetsuit.
Considered as one of the toughest one-day endurance races on the planet, it is the origin of Swimrun. 65 km of trail running and 10 km of open water swimming over some 25 rocky islands in whatever conditions nature offers on Race day. Succeeding in that challenge takes years of training. And hours of pain.
All the Way is an exploration into what it takes to be a Swimrun champion, apart from hard training, as well as an inspiring portrait of a freedom seeking sub-culture craving for a direct, uncontrolled experience of nature, pushing beyond their own limits to feel more alive.
As the Swimrun athletes approach Race day so does the living memory of their past victories and setbacks, grappling with the question of why invest so much time and effort in a sport with little economic returns. The answers suggest keys to unlock the hero in us, turning the epic Race into an adventure of timeless dimensions.
The result is a celebration of the co-operative side of human nature, flipping the idea of ”survival of the fittest” to ”survival of the friendliest” when Swimrunners show the way.
The Director Carl Eneroth (born 1967) runs Stockholm Social Innovation Lab (www.ssilab.se) since 2016, producing content for online executive education and making documentaries, always with storytelling at the core. Documentaries covering topics such as climate change, human rights, mental health and civil courage, as well as exploring states of flow and co-creation in sub-cultures like choirs, street dance, theatres and endurance sports. His short documentaries have been screened in Sweden, Japan and USA. The sports documentary ”All the Way” is his first feature film. Listen to Carl as he talks about why he did the film and what he hopes people will get out of it.
The interview starts at 05.45 minutes.
Swimrun is the sport that was born from a drunken bet. In 2011 it got the name from Erika Rosenbaum, one of our ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Championship podium finishers. It is a team-sport based on two persons travelling through nature and time, completely dependent of each other.
ÖtillÖ offers a number of Swimrun Races on different levels from easy try-out to professional:
WORLD SERIES - EXPERIENCE - SPRINT - WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
The race footage in the documentary "All the Way" is captured by ÖtillÖ's own film maker Rasmus Lodenius, Erik Putsep and Mattias Forssell. Watch Rasmus' trailer below and listen to his interview on Low Tide Boys, a Swimrun Podcast, to get behind the scenes of ÖtillÖ race filmmaking.
One ambition with this documentary is to invite more people to experience Swimrun. To that end, we are happy to have engaged one of the best Swimrun athletes in the world: Nicolas Remires and his top team from Envol Swimrun. We start in Stockholm, but do not end there. Welcome to try Swimrun and train where we enjoy it most. In nature.
Trail run (4 sessions) - Starts in April, 2021
60 minutes. Location: Stockholm (Hellas, Ursvik, Djurgården, Lidingö). We discover trail running. We train and optimise your trail running technique. Click here to register.
Swimrun (4 sessions) - Starts in May, 2021
75-90 minutes. Location: Stockholm. We discover Swimrun and the equipment. We train and optimise your Swimrun technique. Click here to register.
Envol Swimrun is the coaching company behind Team Envol - a swimrun club for everybody, beginners and World Champions training and racing side by side. A growing international community and the perfect gateway into the world of swimrun.
More about Envol Swimrun and Team Envol: www.envolswimrun.com
The WILD Swimrun Club is for all women regardless of age, nationality, fitness level or ambitions. As a WILDie, you will get training inspiration, weekly workouts, discounts from partners and, most importantly, a wonderful network of active women from all over the world. An initiative from Maria Rohman & Fanny Kuhn to engage more people in the wonderful world of Swimrun. Training camps for women, youth and children coming up in March 2021. More information will follow.
Maria has several podiums and wins including ÖTILLÖ races with an extra passion for introducing the sport to complete beginners. Fanny is the current ÖtillÖ Swimrun World Champion (2019) with years of coaching experience in competetive swimming and Swimrun.
If you want to join a running group but cannot find one near you, try Live Running. Bring your mobile phone and a head-set outdoors. Meet your live coach in a Zoom meeting and run at your pace, alone together with others in the running group. You can even listen to your favorite music in the background. A great way to get motivated and fit for the Swimrun season.
Sessions 5 days a week
30-45 minutes. Location: anywhere.
Cost: Voluntary donation
Every day, all year round since 1959, Skärgårdsstiftelsen or the Archipelago Foundation has been working to preserve and develop Stockholm archipelago from Arholma to Landsort.
WE PRESERVE THE OLD
We manage 40 nature reserves and maintain more than 2 000 buildings, including everything from lighthouses and inns to outhouses and jetties. Our farms and their grazing livestock ensure that we are able to maintain an open archipelago landscape.
WE DEVELOP FOR THE FUTURE
We create the conditions for tourism and outdoor activities by allowing entrepreneurs to run hostels, restaurants, holiday villages and hotels in our buildings. Something that both creates employment and provides visitors with good services.
WE PROTECT NATURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Through active and long-term conservation work, including the use of grazing livestock and supervision, we protect natural values that are appreciated by not only visitors, but also the flora and fauna.
Help Skärgårdsstiftelsen do their magic with a small donation:
1) Swish - 123 661 75 00 and mark it "alltheway"
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The theme of this sports documentary "All the Way" is to explore the hero in you, taking inspiration from those top athletes that actually did go all the way. What drives them, apart from being number one? Film maker Carl Eneroth followed three times ÖtillÖ Swimrun World Champions, Annika Ericsson and Kristin Larsson, to a Swimrun race in Italy to find out more.
Awards & Selections
AWARD WINNER. Gold Award, Spotlight Documentary Film Awards 2020, Atlanta Georgia
AWARD WINNER. New York International Film Awards (Nov, 2020)
AWARD WINNER. Best Documentary Award, London (Jan, 2021)
AWARD WINNER. (2nd prize) Kosice International Monthly Film Festival (Nov, 2020)
HONORABLE MENTION. Athens International Monthly Art Film Festival (Mar, 2021)
FINALIST. Madrid Indie Festival 2020
FINALIST. Tokyo Independent Short Film Festival (Mar, 2021)
FINALIST. Roma Short Film Festival (Feb, 2021)
SEMI-FINALIST. Rome Independent Prisma Awards (Jan, 2021)
OFFICIAL SELECTION. Flickfair On Demand Film Festival (March Selection, 2021)
OFFICIAL SELECTION. Chicago Indie Film Awards (Jan, 2021)
OFFICIAL SELECTION. Montreal Independent Film Festival (Jan, 2021)
OFFICIAL SELECTION. LA Indies Film Festival, Los Angeles (Jan, 2021)
OFFICIAL SELECTION. Hong Kong Indie Film Festival (Feb, 2021)