Dolphin Man uncovers the story and legacy of Jacques Mayol, a legendary free-diver whose life inspired Luc Besson’s The Big Blue. The film dives into Mayol’s world, capturing his compelling quest and taking the audience on a sensory and transformative journey that is free-diving. From the Mediterranean to Japan and from India to the Bahamas, we meet Mayol’s closest family and friends, and world free-diving champions. We are trying to paint the portrait of a man who reached the limits of the human body and mind, not only to break records but also to fulfill hopes of discovering a deeper link between man and the Sea.
Lefteris Charitos is a film director and author of equally successful feature films and documentaries. He attended the Royal College of Art in London. His documentary Dolphin Man was screened at festivals across the globe. Charitos also works as a production coordinator and a lecturer at SAE Creative Media College.
DOLPHIN MAN (doc.)
DIRECTOR: Lefteris Charitos
COUNTRY: Greece, France, Canada, Japan, Italy, Switzerland, Sweden
PRODUCTION: Anemon Production