In the summer of 2005 Frederic Jacques, a young Belgian swimmer, attempted to cross the English Channel. With documentary footage of this event as the starting point, Metamorphosis, gradually transforms itself into a journey through all four elements.
A celebration of the English landscape and all its undercurrents, Metamorphosis is a companion piece to The Old Man of the Sea, Newby's short film made in 1990.
The Swimmer: Frederick Jacques
The Singer: Louise Kleboe
Production Manager: Martin Jones
Production Assistant: Jonathon Taylor
Costume: Annie Symonds
Producer/Camera/Editor: Chris Newby