Non-fiction and commercial films about our oceans.
Open Ocean (80')
Release Year: 2021
Directed by: Nathan Siegel
Premiere: Int'l Ocean Film Festival
Streaming: Amazon Prime
Spanish firefighter, Didac Costa, and his ragtag team of mostly volunteers put everything on the line to tackle arguably the most extreme sporting event on the planet – the Vendée Globe, a solo, non-stop and unassisted sailing race around the world.
Costa battles mounting personal debt, an ill-timed lightning strike, a collision with a whale and finally, the Southern Ocean, home to the most inhospitable seas on Earth. A gripping portrait of an introvert obsessed with a dream that could very well kill him. Or elevate him to sporting immortality.