The Swimmer

Letting our imagination get the best of us

Call To Imagination — Jun 2024

How our thoughts can weave a web we get caught in

In this short film, Willem, a sound recordist, sets up his equipment by the sea while his girlfriend Ida is on a phone call. Willem’s act of directing his microphone toward Ida reveals his immediate suspicion of her. Their subsequent conversations underscore Willem's jealousy, which is set to escalate as the film progresses.

The narrative challenges viewers to reflect on their own experiences with doubt and its impact on relationships, suggesting that our actions and thoughts can entrap us, illustrating how we can become the architects of our own downfall.