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Ian Derry: Joanna

Next Director / Short Film / 2017

Director's Profile:
Ian Derry is an experienced photographer turned film director, known for his exquisite eye and collaborative style of working. His debut short Johanna - a stunning portrait of an Arctic free diver - almost crashed the internet when it landed on Nowness, quickly racking up thousands of views and earning itself a Vimeo Staff Pick. He is subsequently working on a new film project for Versace.

Film Description:
Finnish freediver Johanna Nordblad holds the world record for a 50-meter dive under ice. She discovered her love for the sport through cold-water treatment while recovering from a downhill biking accident that almost took her leg.The director captures her taking a plunge under the Arctic ice. Shot in the wilderness of Finland at temperatures of minus 14 degrees.

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