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Pepe Arcos Releases Freediving Film, “Pressure”
By Ian Bongso-Seldrup, May 9, 2016 @ 12:00 AM (EST)


Filmmaker Pepe Arcos has made his latest film, “Pressure,” available for general viewing on Vimeo. The 20-minute film, which premiered at ADEX last month, follows Miguel Lozano’s attempt to set a new freediving world record, and explores the mental and physical challenges faced by the world’s top freedivers.

Check out the press release below and get more insight from the filmmaker in DPG’s recent interview.
 



PRESS RELEASE

MIGUEL LOZANO GETS DEEP IN NEW FREEDIVING FILM
PRESSURE is a short semi biographical film featuring the underwater journey of world famous, Catalan Freediver Miguel Lozano, to 123m under the surface of the ocean.

Shot, directed and produced by Mediterranean filmmaker, freediver and design artist Pepe Arcos, PRESSURE documents the radical psychological challenge of Miguels world record attempt in Tulumben, Bali. The film is a visual feast depicting the journey that occurs inside the mind and body of an elite, extreme sportsman. Come inside the life and world of a man that wants to redefine the limits of the human body and mind. The film was released at ADEX, Asian Dive Expo, receiving a strong audience and excellent reviews. PRESSURE will be officially released on 6.5.2016 for public viewing on Vimeo.

See the world’s newest freediving film here: www.vimeo.com/seadragons/pressure

Miguel Lozano is notorious for his big heart and contagious humor. PRESSURE captures the serious and heartfelt side to this deep man and gives special insight into the trials of the mind of what might be any elite sportsman. On March 24, Lozano set out to break what may have been the unbreakable record, his sights set on 123m deep below the ocean. Filmmaker Pepe Arcos brings to the film not only a long background in creative design and film but also a passion and love for freediving and of course the ocean.

“Making this film gave me the urge to go deep into the story, behind the records and to the enormous physical and psychological effort and the beautiful moments of it. A whole emotional journey following the steps and challenges of a man trying to go where nobody had been before deep in the ocean.” – PEPE ARCOS

“This world record attempt was one of the most difficult challenges of my career. PRESSURE shows the process I was immersed in weeks before the record day. Full of emotions and beauty.” – MIGUEL LOZANO

Although he grew up around the Mediterranean and has always had a strong affinity for the ocean, Pepe Arcos has only recently been making a name for himself as an underwater filmmaker. His professional journey began in graphic design and visual communication, and it was only after a decade running his own design studio that he was inspired to bring together his love of freediving and passion for creativity. Now dedicating his time solely to photography and filmmaking, he is still guided by the power of design, as he describes it, to “understand beauty and balance.”

Miguel Lozano is born in Barcelona, in 1979. Towering almost two meters tall, may be aof some benefit to him as he is one of the worlds deepest freedivers. Miguel runs freediving schools on the Canary Islands and around the world. He holds a number of records and is of only two men diving to the depths of one hundred and twenty meters deep in free immersion Freediving.

For more information see www.pepearcos.com or for any media enquiries or interviews, film maker Arcos can be contacted at pepe@seadragons.com. PRESSURE will also be featuring at Arcos’ photo and film exhibition at Dues Ex Machina in Cannguu, Bali, in July.

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