Humpback Whale Documentary ‘Fathom’ Acquired By Apple

Apple announced today via press release that it has acquired the rights to the documentary film Fathom, directed by Drew Zanthopoulos, to debut on Apple TV+ June 25th, 2021.

Per Apple:

“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. 

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Photo from Big Sky Documentary Film Festival

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