Take Your Dream

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Take Your Dream
Take Your Dream film festival awards

Take Your Dream is a film about a 2400 km stage swimming journey down the River Murray, Australia's longest river.

Storyline

In 2016, American firefighters Eric Helmick and his two sons, Hunter Helmick and Tuck Helmick took on the challenge of swimming Australia's longest river, the River Murray, a total distance of over 2400 km to inspire the youth of Australia. Their journey began in the Snowy Mountains and ended 120 days later in South Australia and the Southern Ocean. They called themselves Team Help. Their journey was not just a personal challenge. Though the team had experience as certified swift water rescue swimmers, both Eric and Hunter were not endurance swimmers prior to the swim. They simply wanted to do something that would capture people's attention and in so doing, were able to find opportunities to meet with youth along their journey. The goal was simple. Do something epic to inspire people. Inspiration brings hope. Hope brings transformation. As the team met with youth and schools along their journey, they were able to share their hearts and encourage others to believe in themselves. No one will make your dream come true. Life is not a fairy tale. If you want it, you have to take it.

Cast and Crew

2018 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year Nomination

The film was nominated for the 2018 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year by the World Open Water Swimming Association:
American firefighter Eric Helmick and his two son, Hunter and Tuck, took on the challenge of a self-sustained stage swim down Australia’s longest river, the River Murray, a distance of over 2,400 km to order to inspire youth. Their Team Help! journey began in the Snowy Mountains and ended 120 days later in South Australia and the Southern Ocean. They captured the attention of everyone they met along the way and documented their adventures and achievements in a documentary filmed titled Take Your Dream. For doing something epic to inspire people and serve as a catalyst for transformation, for meeting locals and schools along their stage swim and encouraging them to believe in themselves, and producing a film to share with others, Take Your Dream by Eric, Hunter and Tuck Helmick is a worthy nominee for the 2018 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year.

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