The heart-stopping and staggering true-life story LAST BREATH is released in UK cinemas by Dogwoof on 5 April 2019 after premiering at this year’s Glasgow Film Festival. Told through first-hand accounts, powerful archive and black box footage from the time and pulse-quickening underwater reconstructions, LAST BREATH is a documentary thriller unlike any other.
Filmmakers Alex Parkinson and Richard da Costa bring their years of experience of filming in challenging environments to a film which immerses viewers in the mysterious and claustrophobic world of saturation diving.
A routine maintenance dive on a North Sea oil well turns into a fight for survival as a computer error aboard the commercial ship The Topaz sends the boat drifting away from its dive site, dragging along everything attached to it: including commercial diver Chris Lemons.
With his diving umbilical cord snagged on a underwater structure and the full weight of the 8,000 tonne ship strained against his lifeline, Chris becomes stranded on the seabed with only 5 minutes of breathing gas and rescue 30 minutes away. LAST BREATH is a truly incredible real life story and race-against-time thriller which will leave audiences gasping.
LAST BREATH IS RELEASED IN UK CINEMAS FROM 5 APRIL 2019