Apple Original films’ ‘FATHOM’
Director: Drew Xanthopoulos
Produced by Emmy Award winner Megan Gilbride (“Tower”)
Executive produced by Emmy Award winners Andrea Meditch (“Grizzly Man”) & Josh Braun (“Wild Wild Country”), Emmy Award nominee Jessica Harrop (“Follow This”), and Greg Boustead (“Fireball: Visitors From Darker Worlds”).
Run Time: 1h 26mins
On June 25, a conversation begins. Watch as Dr. Michelle Fournet and Dr. Ellen Garland journey to opposite hemispheres on an undertaking as colossal as their humpback whale subjects—deciphering the complex communication of whales to uncover a culture in the oceans older than humankind.
Directed and photographed by Drew Xanthopoulos (“The Sensitives”), “Fathom” follows Dr. Ellen Garland and Dr. Michelle Fournet, two scientists focused on the study of humpback whale songs and social communication. As they embark on parallel research journeys on opposite sides of the world, they seek to better understand whale culture and communication. The documentary film uniquely reveals a deep commitment and reverence to the scientific process and the universal human need to seek answers about the world around us. From hypothesis to groundbreaking experiences in the field, “Fathom” showcases the passion, curiosity, collaboration, perseverance and work it takes for leading scientists to make scientific discoveries.
“Fathom” will join a lineup of award-winning and critically acclaimed Apple Original films including “On The Rocks,” from Academy Award winner Sofia Coppola, and starring Rashida Jones and Bill Murray; Oscar, BAFTA, People’s Choice and Critics Choice Super Award-nominated “Greyhound” written by and starring Tom Hanks; Academy Award-nominated, AFI Fest winning animated film “Wolfwalkers”; the Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize winner “Boys State, which also won two Critics Choice Documentary Awards and the SXSW Louis Black “Lone Star” Award; NAACP Image Award-winner “The Banker,” a film tackling racial injustice, starring Anthony Mackie and Samuel L. Jackson; the Cinema for Peace Award-winning; Anthony and Joe Russo’s new film “Cherry,” starring Tom Holland and Ciara Bravo; “Palmer” starring Justin Timberlake, directed by Fisher Stevens; global hit film “Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry” from director R.J. Cutler; and Critics Choice Documentary Award-nominated “The Elephant Queen”; and Werner Herzog’s Critics Choice Documentary Award-nominee “Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds.”
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Premieres globally on Apple TV+ June 25, 2021