Sink or Swim
Category: Composition, Recent Work, Supervision
Sink or Swim is a poetic depiction of depression through underwater ballet, commissioned by mental health charity MIND and scored by Major Tom composer Matt Dunkley. The film delves into the mind of a woman in the depths of depression battling to keep her head above water. Created with the support of Studio Wayne McGregor and starring Francesca Hayward, a principal dancer with The Royal Ballet, the film was inspired by an oil painting of Northern Irish artist Ian Cumberland, in which he depicts himself submerged, fully clothed, in a bath of water.