Friday, July 12, 2024

Netflix Documentary ‘The Deepest Breath’ To Premiere At Sundance in January


A new Netflix documentary about freediving, titled “The Deepest Breath,” is set to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival next month.

According to a Netflix synopsis:

“A champion freediver trains to break a world record with the help of an expert safety diver, and the two form an emotional bond that feels like fate. This heart-stopping 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.”

Director Laura McGann says:

“The setting and emotional power of this story is what initially drew me into wanting to make this documentary. 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.”

McGann is a documentary filmmaker from Ireland. She started making films and producing theater when she was 15 years old and went on to study film in Ballyfermot, Dublin before getting her masters at Hope University, Liverpool. She has worked in Ireland and abroad shooting and directing numerous documentary projects for RTE, SKY, PBS, BBC, Lonely Planet and UTV.

(Featured Image credit: Netflix)

John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.