Deep Water

APT Films in association with Darlow Smithson Productions   |   UK

Deep Water is the stunning true story of the fateful voyage of Donald Crowhurst, an amateur yachtsman who enters the most daring nautical challenge ever - the very first solo, non-stop, round-the-world boat race. Reason for Submission: Deep Water contains over 50 minutes of archive sourced from all over the world, originating on several formats - everything from 35mm to 8mm - and edited into a tense compelling narrative. The production team was indefatigable in successfully tracking down Donald Crowhurst's original rushes and tape recordings taken during his voyage and lost for over 30 years. The archive in Deep Water is vital for a film that eschews dramatic reconstruction in favour of authenticity. It took two years to find and clear all the footage - ultimately it was a hugely challenging but rewarding process.