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Apple TV+ nabs world rights to whale documentary “Fathom”

Apple has landed world-wide rights to the doc feature Fathom, which will bow exclusively on Apple TV+ June 25. Directed and photographed by Drew Xanthopoulos (The Sensitives), Fathom tracks Ellen Garland and Michelle Fournet, ...
April 15, 2021

Apple has landed world-wide rights to the doc feature Fathom, which will bow exclusively on Apple TV+ June 25.

Directed and photographed by Drew Xanthopoulos (The Sensitives), Fathom tracks Ellen Garland and Michelle Fournet, two scientists studying humpback whale songs and social communication. As they embark on parallel research journeys on opposite sides of the globe, they look to better understand whale culture and communication.

The documentary 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 produced by Sandbox Films, Impact Partners, Walking Upstream Pictures, BackAllie Entertainment and Hidden Candy.

The film is produced by Emmy Award winner 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).

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Jillian Morgan is a special reports editor at realscreen with a background in journalism and digital marketing. She joined the publication in 2019 after serving as the assistant editor to trade publications HPAC and On-Site. With a bachelor of journalism from the University of King's College in Halifax, she also works as a freelance writer and fact-checker.

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