A few months ago I received an email from Danielle, a film student at Ryerson University and a part time lifeguard at the pool where Jacob swims. Here is an excerpt from her message:
Last year I worked on Thursday nights, guarding during the half hour that Jacob swam with Larissa, and every single night I would become completely hypnotized with the two of them in the water. I even had the pleasure of swimming with Jacob on one of the nights that Larissa was not feeling well, and it was one of the greatest experiences I have ever had.
She then asked if it would be possible to create a documentary about Jacob for a film class:
What the assignment requires is to create a character profile, around 5 minutes in length, about a person you find interesting, or has a interesting story to tell. My first thoughts when hearing these guidelines was Jacob.
Here is her movie. I think it’s amazing!