Posted Wed Jan 25, 2017 at 05:30 AM PST by Steven Cohen
The environmental doc will hit Netflix later this year.
Netflix has secured the worldwide rights to 'Chasing Coral.' The documentary comes from director Jeff Orlowski ('Chasing Ice') and recently debuted at the Sundance Film Festival.
"Chasing Coral is a stunning cinematic achievement," said Lisa Nishimura, Netflix's VP of Original Documentaries. "Jeff has captured a beautiful view under the ocean seldom seen, giving viewers a first-hand tour through a dynamic and urgent issue. We are proud to have the film join our growing roster of films and series that aim to speak to a wide global audience and engage people simultaneously across borders."
Chasing Coral taps into the collective will and wisdom of an ad man, a self-proclaimed coral nerd, top-notch camera designers, and renowned marine biologists as they invent the first time-lapse camera to record coral bleaching events as they happen. Unfortunately, the effort is anything but simple, and the team doggedly battles technical malfunctions and the force of nature in pursuit of their golden fleece: documenting the indisputable and tragic transformation below the waves. With its breathtaking photography, nail-biting suspense, and startling emotion, Chasing Coral is a dramatic revelation that won’t have audiences sitting idle for long.
An exact release date has not been announced yet, but 'Chasing Coral' is set to hit Netflix later this year.
Other upcoming Netflix premieres include 'iBoy' on January 27, 'Santa Clarita Diet' on February 3. 'David Brent: Life on the Road' on February 10, a new Amy Schumer comedy special on March 7, 'Iron Fist' on March 17, 'The Discovery' on March 31, 'Sandy Wexler' on April 14, and 'House of Cards' season five on May 30.
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