The Pool

Thomas Hefferon, United Kingdom, 2010

12 min.Short fiction

Three teenage boys break into their school swimming pool one night in order to stage a macho breath holding contest. But as the night goes on, the loud, brash Charlie begins to tease the overweight, child-like Sam. After a girl, Katie, arrives, whom they all fancy, tensions start to escalate and by the end of the night none of their lives will ever be the same.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title The Pool
Danish title Poolen
Director Thomas Hefferon
Screenplay Troels Jacob Hundtofte, Thomas Hefferon
Producer Dave Leahy, Fiona Kinsella
Director of Photography Ruairi O'Brien
Editor Derek Holland
Casting Dorothy MacGabhann
Appearance Ryan Andrews, Thomas Kelly, Andrew Gallagher, Lauren Coe
Production country United Kingdom
Dialogue language English
Production company Warrior Films, Jumper Productions
International sales
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11
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Production company Warrior Films, Jumper Productions
Co-production Cladda Films
With support from Filmbase/RTE


Direction Thomas Hefferon
Casting Dorothy MacGabhann


Screenplay Troels Jacob Hundtofte
Screenplay Thomas Hefferon


Producer Dave Leahy
Producer Fiona Kinsella
Co-producer Dave Ffrench


Director of Photography Ruairi O'Brien


Editor Derek Holland


Music Kim Carroll


Costume designer Natalie Conaty


Makeup artist Sara Hurley


Sound mixer Garret Farrell
Sound mixer Damien Looney
Boom operator Damien Looney

Visual effects

VFX Gavin Casey


Charlie Ryan Andrews
Sam Thomas Kelly
Ben Andrew Gallagher
Katie Lauren Coe

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