The poster (see right) and the trailer for the upcoming 'Swimming with Sharks' independent film can now be found on the official Open Water website - www.openwatermovie.com.
The low-budget, digitally shot movie made great waves at this year's Sundance festival and is currently lined up for an August 20th US release via Lions Gate Films.
Based on a true story, Open Water focuses on a scuba diver's worst nightmare. An overworked couple - Daniel and Susan, both certified divers - take to the sea for a few hours relaxation in the deep. Unfortunately the boat returns to shore without them and when Daniel and Susan resurface they find themselves stranded 18 miles out, drifting in shark-infested waters.
Judging by the trailer and the numerous favourable reviews found on line (check out www.bloody-disgusting's review here) this could be THE indie hit of the year, and the biggest Shark film since a certain other maverick film-maker first made us scared of the sea way back in 1976 with a mechanical flop called Bruce.
The film was written and directed by Chris Kentis, a New York based filmmaker with a passion for scuba diving. Working with his wife, producer Laura Lau, the film was shot in the Bahamas over 2001-2002 on PD-150 cameras with Lau's sister as their sole production assistant.
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