Sea Donkey Documentary Film

In 2014 James embarked on a demanding three-year production, to produce his first feature-length documentary film.

It follows Guernseyman and open-water swimmer Adrian Sarchet as he prepares to swim from Northern Ireland to Scotland.

James shot, directed and edited the film, which features an original score from music producer Nik Laker. Sea Donkey screened nationwide at a variety of small independent cinemas to sell-out audiences, while also being streamed worldwide. It went on to win the Offering of the Year award from the World Open Water Swimming Association.

Sea Donkey can be streamed/downloaded or purchased on Blu-ray or DVD via seadonkeyfilm.com.

View the trailer below.

Trailer


About The Film

The inspirational story of an ordinary man’s attempt to swim from Northern Ireland to Scotland – probably the most brutal open water swimming challenge in the world. Taking on sea temperatures at the limit of human endurance and braving the sting of the formidable Lion’s Mane jellyfish, forty-something Adrian Sarchet faces the 19 miles of misery that is the North Channel.

This documentary stalks the beautiful, funny and harrowing boundary between ambition and folly in extreme sport.

A must-see for anyone inspired by the tenacity of the human spirit.


Directed, Shot & Edited: James Harrison
Aerial Shots: Mark Guille
Music: Nik Laker
Animation: Adam Le Gallez


Reviews

The tension at the end is unbelievable!


Outdoor Swimmer Magazine

James Harrison - Filmmaker
2019-06-07T10:51:50+00:00

Outdoor Swimmer Magazine

The tension at the end is unbelievable!

Captivating! The life of an adventurer of the highest order.


Steven Munatones
Creator of Oceans Seven, World Open Water Swimming Association

James Harrison - Filmmaker
2019-06-07T10:52:23+00:00

Steven Munatones
Creator of Oceans Seven, World Open Water Swimming Association

Captivating! The life of an adventurer of the highest order.

What a great film. It really brought it all back and shows how tuff this epic swim really is, it brought me to tears watching it. If you are a beginner or have been swimming for years this is a great watch and will inspire you to get out there and swim.


Chris Judge
North Channel Swimmer

James Harrison - Filmmaker
2019-06-07T10:52:49+00:00

Chris Judge
North Channel Swimmer

What a great film. It really brought it all back and shows how tuff this epic swim really is, it brought me to tears watching it. If you are a beginner or have been swimming for years this is a great watch and will inspire you to get out there and swim.