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.