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James Harrison

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The DVD artwork of Sea Donkey, a swim documentary film about the North Channel crossing of Guernsey's Adrian Sarchet by James Harrison
James Harrison in Guernsey, shot by Etienne Laine

James Harrison is a freelance filmmaker, cameraman, editor, and open water swimmer based in Guernsey in the Channel Islands.

Open Water Swimming[edit]

Harrison completed a crossing of the English Channel on 26 September 2016 in 16 hours 15 minutes. His interest was peaked after initially shooting of open water swimmers and starting a documentary on channel swimmer Adrian Sarchet, also of Guernsey. His escort pilot was Neil Streeter, his observer was Kate Robarts, his crew was Mandy Mackelworth, Gaëtan Staples and Jack Castleman.

Professional Career[edit]

He graduated from Portsmouth University in 2009 at the age of 27, gaining a 1st class BA (Hons) degree in TV & Film, and won a Royal Television Society documentary award in 2009 for the short film Mark.

Show Reel[edit]

Guernsey Video[edit]


Filmed by James Harrison for Guernsey’s open market, shot and edited for Spike Productions with aerial shots by Mark Guille.

Sea Donkey Trailer[edit]


Documentary of Adrian Sarchet's crossing of the North Channel by James Harrison

Sea Donkey[edit]

He created Sea Donkey, an inspirational story of an ordinary man's attempt to swim from Northern Ireland to Scotland - probably the most brutal open water swimming challenge in the world. Taking on sea temperatures at the limit of human endurance and braving the sting of the formidable Lion's Mane jellyfish, forty something Adrian Sarchet faces the 19 miles of misery that is the North Channel. The documentary stalks the beautiful, funny and harrowing boundary between ambition and folly in extreme sport. It is a must-see for anyone inspired by the tenacity of the human spirit.

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