Fearless - Portrait of Amber Thomas


    A gifted swimmer, 9 year old Amber Thomas was diagnosed with brain cancer which took her sight. She would later relay swim across the English Channel, the first blind woman to attempt this in history.

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    Fearless - Portrait of Amber Thomas

    • British-Columbia
    • Length: 10 minutes 0 seconds
    • Director: Ryan Mah & Danny Berish
    • Actors: Amber Thomas, Wade Thomas, Cheryl Thomas, Marianne Alvarez, Scott Patterson, Guillermo Marro, Pedro Rangel Haro, Enrique Pérez, Enrique Guerrero, Underwater Camera Crew, JJ Mah, Jake Hermiston, Haley Whishaw, Voice Over: James Stevenson
    • Genre: Biographical
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    A 9 year old girl loses her sight, she would be the first blind woman to attempt to swim across the English Channel.

    Genre: Biographical
    Target Audience: All Audiences
    Target Length: 5 minutes
    Budget: $10,000

    Created By

    Daniel Berish ,  British-Columbia


    Born in Drayton Valley, Alberta, Amber Thomas was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer at 9 years old that took her sight, she refused to have her life defined by blindness. Filled with fear and uncertainty, she would learn to swim before she walked. Her passion for swimming blossomed quickly and soon caught the eyes of Paralympic swim coaches across Canada. At 19 years old, Amber embarked on the final chapter of her swim career and became the first blind woman to cross the English Channel with a team of the world’s finest Paralympic athletes. Being blind, doesn't mean you lack vision.


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    The Team

    Black Rhino Creative is an award winning film team dedicated to sharing authentic, intimate stories. Ryan and Danny share a creative passion and bring their experience in cinematography, editing and production to each project that inspires them.

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