To celebrate Dulux Weathershield’s most weather-durable paint ever, advertising agency Boys & Girls went in search of Ireland’s most weather-durable people. The Invincibles is a short film shot over three days in the depths of winter in the South of Ireland, in Myrtleville beach, Co.Cork. It follows three fearless cold water swimmers (Tom Bermingham, Mairead Ni Mhaoileóin and Tom McCarthy), as they reflect on their love for the ocean. The film is directed by Adam Patterson, the direction of photography is by Naryan Van Mele, the original music score is by Jon Jon Mehigan and the production company is Motherland.
Adam Patterson is a photographer and filmmaker based in Belfast who works globally for a range of international companies and clients. His photographic projects focus on issues surrounding youth and social disparity within the west. He has received various grants and commissions with resulting work shown at festivals and galleries across the US and Europe. As a filmmaker he is increasingly being commissioned to self-shoot and produce moving image work for NGOs in Africa and undertakes advertising work for commercial and corporate clients. Adam is represented by London based Panos Pictures.
Naryan Van Mele was born 1986 in Luxembourg, moved to Ireland 16 years later and lived there ever since. He graduated from the Irish National Film School in 2009 with First Class Honours in Cinematography and shoots commercials, shorts, music videos and documentaries. He is currently working on Gutland, his second feature film as a Director of Photography.
You can read more about the three cold water swimmers here.