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Ellen Keane began swimming at two years old, and by 13 she was competing in the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games placing sixth in the 10m breaststroke and becoming Ireland’s Youngest Ever Paralympian, a title she will forever hold as the eligible age for competing was changed to 14.
Since then, Ellen has competed in the London 2012 Paralympics amongst various other swimming competitions worldwide. Recently receiving Bronze at the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow.
There’s a fight in the young swimmer, which she is bringing to every single training in preparation for Rio 2016. The 20-year-old from Clontarf, Dublin knows what she wants, and she is not afraid to go and get it.
This video was shot on location at the National Aquatic Centre Blanchardstown for loveclontarf.ie, who wanted to highlight the great success of a local athlete within their community.
Our team approached this project with a vision to create a stylised piece that would highlight both Ellen’s personal journey as well as giving an impression of the sacrifice and passion of all Paralympic athletes.
Using lots of slow motion and jump cuts to create an engaging visual dimension proved effective and completed the strong statements Ellen provided, resulting in a final video with a strong identity that showcases one of Ireland’s best Paralympians.