I spoke to Shawn and discussed the dedication and time that went into making such an amazing film. How the message of empowerment drove the whole crew. According to Shawn, Hannah, an amazing woman, connected to the project in a deep way. Her incredible energy combined with the sheer presence of the sharks. Along with the filmmakers, editing has turned this piece into a work of art. Into a film that will touch every viewer in a remarkable way.
For me, it pushed me to pursue my dream, my passion, freediving. I signed up for SSI freediving training. Right by my side was my partner in dive, Stephanie. Throughout the years, we have been on many adventures. Each time I said to her, “I want to try this,” her answer has always been, “let’s do it.” Stephanie’s unwavering support has allowed me to go beyond my limits. Freediving was no exception.
Even though I did not complete all the goals I set out to, I pushed myself further. I did explore other areas than I ever thought possible. Inspired by Shawn’s film, I found myself wanting it more and pushing myself harder. More important to me is that my daughter now has the dream to continue her path. To experience the silent world and connect to her inner free diver.
Since watching the film, I have come to realize the strength and perseverance of the women around me. After seeing all the behind the scenes of Shawn’s film, I now understand the months of dedication. The incredible training, and discipline it took for Hannah. Her pushing beyond the limits of most in the freediving industry. Man or woman, to dance with the sharks. She makes it look easy in the end but how many women do you know that make things look easy in the end?