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Vindication Swim follows Mercedes Gleitze, who in 1927 became the first British woman to swim the English Channel.

The film depicts Mercedes’ upstream struggle in overcoming both the cold waters of the English Channel and the oppressive society of 1920s England.

However, after a rival comes forward claiming to have accomplished the same feat, Mercedes is forced into battle to retain her record and her legacy.


  • Kirsten Callaghan, in her debut feature performance
  • John Locke (Cyrano, Darkest Hour, The Favourite)
  • Victoria Summer (Saving Mr. Banks, Transformers, Glow and Darkness)
  • James Wilby (Howard’s End, Maurice, Gosford Park)
  • Douglas Hodge (Joker, The Great, Black Mirror)


Written and directed by Elliott Hasler. Produced by Sally Humphreys, Douglas McJannet and Simon Hasler. Executive producers; Kirsten Callaghan and Mike Green.

The film is scored by Emmy winner and Grammy nominee, Daniel Clive McCallum, with post-production completed at Warner Bros. De Lane Lea Studios. uses cookies to provide necessary website functionality, improve your experience and analyze our traffic. By using our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our cookies usage.