Human beings are curious by nature. Our first steps in life, lead us to discover a new worlds (like the living room, the kitchen cabinets, or the bathroom of our house) but when we grow up, some of us take this for granted. Others, take that curiosity to another level.
Is the case of James Cameron (Director of Avatar, Titanic, etc) who has had a fascination with diving from an early age, earning his scuba certification at age 16. While still in high school, he wrote a short story titled "The Abyss", which became the seed for his 1989 science-fiction deep-ocean diving adventure film of the same title.
Cameron's passion for the Ocean mixed with his endless curiosity and love for the filmmaking, were the first steps to explore an unknown world on the most distant and remotes places in this planet: the deep-sea trenches.
A new project was born: Deepsea Challenge 3D. A personal journey of Cameron and members of his engineering and science team as they prepare to make history, fulfilling lifelong dreams in the process.
Deepsea Challenge 3D is a unique and personal look that give us a glimpse into the passion he shares with the mission's scientists to better understand our world.
Sydney was the chosen place to assemble the submarine. The idea for a full-ocean-depth vehicle was born in 2002. Over the following three years, Cameron and Australian engineer Ron Allum developed the concept, officially kicking off the engineering process in 2005. It took a further seven years of research, design, building and testing before the Deepsea Challenger was ready for the expedition.
Stunning takes of Sydney Harbour and Jervis Bay, as witnesses of the first immersions of the Deepsea Challenger, will for sure increase your Aussie pride on this 90 minutes documentary, whilst your eyes are wide opened filled with wonder.
Deepsea Challenge 3D will take you to places you will never thought could have existed, and will show you a new world under water beyond your imagination. Science and exploration are the primary goals of the Deepsea Challenge expedition. But even more importantly, the film aims to inspire audiences by demonstrating the limits of the possible, and to remind us all that we do not live in a post-exploration age and still have much more to learn about our own planet.