Dolphin Man

In 1988, the film Le Grand Bleu (The Big Blue) propelled French deep-sea diver Jacques Mayol into world stardom. It had been inspired by Mayol’s daring feat of diving 100m in one breath and his profound affinity with the sea.

Dolphin Man takes us on a journey across Mayol's life, from his early years as a diver who risked his life for fame, to his transformation into a messenger – pathfinder, aiming to redefine our relationship with the sea.

Team Partner
Lefteris Charitos
Top Awards/Festivals
Adelaide Film Festival (2017)
Tokyo International Film Festival (2017)
Thessaloniki International Film Festival (2017)
CPH:DOX (2018)
Tokyo International Film Festival (2017)
Docs Against Gravity Film Festival (2017)
Festival Premiers Plans d'Angers (2018)
Miam Film Festival (2017)
Bali International Film Festival (2018)

Broadcast on Arte (France), in Portugal, Spain, Poland.
Training Programme
Crossing Borders 2015