Netflix Acquires Freediving Doc ‘The Deepest Breath’

Netflix has acquired the freediving documentary The Deepest Breath. The film, which was produced by A24, Motive Films, Ventureland and Raw, will have its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2023.

The Deepest Breath follows the connection forged between two athletes as they navigate the vigorous and competitive world of freediving. In the film, a champion freediver trains to break a world record with the help of an expert safety diver, and the two form an emotional bond. The film follows the paths they took to meet at the pinnacle of the freediving world, documenting the thrilling rewards — and inescapable risks — of chasing a dream through the silent depths of the ocean.

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“The setting and emotional power of this story is what initially drew me into wanting to make this documentary,” the documentary’s director, Laura McGann, said in a statement. “Filming around the world and with the remarkable subjects at the heart of The Deepest Breath has been the most inspirational and rewarding experience of my career. The entire team is delighted to be partnering with Netflix to share what we believe is a fitting tribute to the exceptional world of freediving and the fearless athletes in our film.”

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