Apple has landed the global rights to “Fathom,” a new documentary about the communication between whales and two other scientists. The documentary will be premiering exclusively on Apple TV Plus on June 25.
“Fathom” is directed and photographed by Drew Xanthopoulos, and features Dr. Ellen Garland and Dr. Michelle Fournet, who study 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.
The documentary is produced by Sandbox Films, Impact Partners, Walking Upstream Pictures, Back Allie Entertainment, Hidden Candy, and Emmy Award winner Megan Gilbride. It is executive produced by Emmy Award winner Andrea Meditch, Emmy Award nominee Jessica Harrop, Greg Boustead, and Emmy Award winner Josh Braun.