Apple has just announced it has acquired the rights to the documentary feature film “Fathom,” which will premiere exclusively on Apple TV+ on June 25. The follows Dr. Ellen Garland and Dr. Michelle Fournet, and the study of humpback whale songs and social communication. Fathom also offers viewers a closer look at the human desire to seek answers about the world around us.
Apple TV+ acquires whale documentary ‘Fathom’
From Apple’s press release:
“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.
Fathom is directed and photographed by Drew Xanthopoulos and produced by Sandbox Films, Impact Partners, Walking Upstream Pictures, Back Allie Entertainment, and Hidden Candy. The documentary film is produced by Megan Gilbride (“Tower”) and executive produced by Emmy Award winner Andrea Meditch (“Grizzly Man”), Emmy Award nominee Jessica Harrop (“Follow This”), Greg Boustead (“Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds”) and Emmy Award winner Josh Braun (“Wild Wild Country”).
To enjoy Fathom when it premiers, users will need a subscription to Apple’s streaming service. For $4.99 per month, Apple TV Plus is available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, Apple TV via the Apple TV app. It is also compatible with selected Samsung and LG smart TVs, Roku devices, Amazon Fire TV, and tv.apple.com.
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