Deep Water


A documentary about the disastrous 1968 round-the-world yacht race.

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In 1968 nine men competed to be the first person to sail alone and non-stop around the world. As the single handers wrestled their boats through the mountainous seas of the Southern Ocean, Donald Crowhurst, an electronics engineer and weekend sailor became an unlikely hero when it appeared that his revolutionary boat was going to carry him home in record-breaking speed. Two weeks later his abandoned boat is found floating in the middle of the Atlantic.


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Produced by: Al Morrow, John Smithson, Jonny Persey
Directed by: Jerry Rothwell, Louise Osmond
Co-Producer: Stewart Le Marechal
Produced by APT Films
Financed by Pathe, UKFC and Film4. 
UK Distribution: Pathe
US Distribution: IFC

Festivals / Awards

2006 – Rome Film Festival, Premio Cult for Best Documentary
2006 – Telluride Film Festival, Official Selection
2007 – Grierson Awards, UK Film Council Best Cinema Documentary
2007 – Focal Awards, best use of footage in a feature length doc or film
2007 – San Diego Film Critics Society, Best Documentary


A Movie Which Will Reduce The Hardest of Hearts To A Shipwreck – The Daily Telegraph

Poignant, Powerful and Profoundly Moving – **** Daily Mirror

An Irresistible Journey Into The Heart of Darkness – **** Film Review

**** Total Film

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