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Have you ever wanted to introduce yourself to a whale? FATHOM follows women in the field of cetacean research trying to do just that. The teams of scientists study humpbacks from around the world, learning about whale culture and reflexively about our own. During their studies, the researchers face many challenges such as failing technologies, changing methodologies, uncooperative weather and the occasional toll of seclusion. While playing a game of acoustic hide and seek, we dive deep into the world of these baleen behemoths and let their songs wash over us in waves of fascination and wonder. Enhancing our journey is the gorgeous cinematography and enveloping sound design. Drew Xanthopoulos’s film is an enthralling exploration of these emotional, intelligent and mysterious creatures.

  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    87 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    USA
  • Director
    Drew Xanthopoulos
  • Producer
    Megan Gilbride
  • Executive Producer
    Andrea Meditch, Greg Boustead, Jessica Harrop, Josh Braun
  • Cast
    Dr. Michelle Fournet, Dr. Ellen Garland, Dr. Leanna Matthews, Maggie Knight Natalie Mastick Jensen, Matt Lilley, Alex South, Richmond Frank
  • Cinematographer
    Drew Xanthopoulos
  • Editor
    Robin Schwartz
  • Music
    Hanan Townshend