• James Cameron's Deepsea Challenge (2014)

James Cameron's Deepsea Challenge

Release Date: August 8th, 2014

PG |1 hr 25 min

Plot Summary

On March 26, 2012, James Cameron made a record-breaking solo dive to Earth's lowest point, successfully piloting a submarine nearly seven miles deep to the bottom of the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean.

Director: John Bruno , Andrew Wight , Ray Quint

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Earthship Productions, Beyond Productions, Wight Expeditions

Ratings & Reviews

  • 67
    Alonso DuraldeTheWrap

    A National Geographic special writ large, Deepsea Challenge 3D is watchable and engaging throughout, even though it's pretty clear how everything is going to come together. show more

  • 70
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    If the three hours of filming Cameron did in the Trench yield little obvious drama, the story of how the Deepsea Challenger reached those depths makes up for it. show more

  • 63
    Scott BowlesUSA Today

    While Challenge makes for a pretty dull glimpse into the inner workings of the sea, it provides a fascinating look at the inner workings of Cameron, whose obsessive and demanding personality translated to movies that included "Titanic" and "Avatar." show more

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Awards

Nominated Best Original Music Score in a Documentary
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2014)
Nominated Best Cinematography in a Documentary
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2014)
Nominated Best Feature Length Documentary
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2014)
Nominated Best Sound in a Documentary
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2014)