Documentary: Deep Breath
What compels the best competitive freedivers to swim down to depths below 90m, often holding a single breath for more than three minutes, before they reach the surface to breathe again?
Deep Breath is a feature documentary that follows the story of Homar Leuci, and Italian Freediving Champion in his attempt to reach 103m below, to break the record at a competition off the island of Amorgos, Greece.
We hear from Homar, his wife Paula, other competitive freedivers and the local priest, who witnesses the dives from a clifftop monastery high above the dive site, as we begin to question the hidden complexities that are driving each diver.
Are the highs of achieving new personal records worth the reality of blackouts and the very real prospect of never returning?
As Homar gets closer to his big dive and reveals a personal tragedy that ties him to this location, we realise that there might be something that the deepest free divers find down there that we can all learn from - if they can make it back.
A feature documentary filmed on the Greek Cycladic island of Amorgos, made famous by the film 'The Big Blue'. Entering the global festivals circuit Autumn 2021.