The Deepest Breath

The Deepest Breath


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July 19, 2023

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Alessia Zecchini describes the ocean as ‘the last quiet place on Earth’

Aleessia Zecchini is an athlete training to break the world record for free diving, the art of swimming deep in the ocean without the use of scuba gear or oxygen tanks.  In the process of preparing for this world-record-breaking dive, she meets Stephen Keenan - a fellow freediver. Stephen and Alessia forge a deep connection and the adventurous Stephen becomes Alessia’s safety diver. The pair are staring down the Blue Hole in Dahab, Egypt where Alessia will try to do the unimaginable - freedive down 184 feet below the Red Sea.

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The Deepest Breath is set to be released on Netflix. It will premiere on the streaming site on July 19th, 2023. 

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What to know

The Deepest Breath is first documentary by independent production company A24

The Deepest Breath is an upcoming documentary produced in collaboration between A24, Motive Films, Ventureland, and RAW. The movie is directed by Irish filmmaker Laura McGann who is known for her 2016 work, Revolutions. The movie features the Italian free driver Alessia Zecchini and the Irish safety diver Stephen Keenan. The British composer Nainita Desai handles the score having worked on the highly acclaimed documentary For Sama and 14 Peaks: Nothing is Impossible.

Production News

December 8, 2022

The documentary is first announced. It is confirmed to be premiering at the Sundance festival and Netflix confirms that it has acquired the streaming rights. (Source: Variety)

January 18, 2023

Netflix includes The Deepest Breath in the 2023 yearly slate. (Source: Netflix)

January 22, 2023

The movie has an international premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. (Source: Sundance)

May 10, 2023

Netflix confirms the release date for the movie. It is set to premiere on July 19th, 2023. (Source: Netflix)





1h 48min

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