23rd TDF: International Premiere

Directed and photographed by Drew Xanthopoulos, Fathom follows two scientists focused on the study of humpback whale songs and social communication. As they embark on parallel research journeys on opposite sides of the world, they seek to better understand whale culture and communication. The documentary film uniquely reveals a deep commitment and reverence to the scientific process and the universal human need to seek answers about the world around us. From hypothesis to groundbreaking experiences in the field, the film showcases the passion, curiosity, collaboration, perseverance, and work it takes for leading scientists to make scientific discoveries.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Drew Xanthopoulos
Cinematography: Drew Xanthopoulos
Editing: Robin Schwartz
Production: Sandbox Films, Impact Partners, Walking Upstream Pictures, Back Allie Entertainment, Hidden Candy
Producers: Megan Gilbride
Executive producer: Andrea Meditch, Greg Boustead, Jessica Harrop, Josh Braun
Format: Digital File
Color: Color
Production Country: USA
Production Year: 2021
Duration: 87΄
Contact: Apple

Drew Xanthopoulos


2009 Western Brothers' Adventure Story (short)
2009 Georgie (short, fiction)
2011 When We Fell (short, fiction)
2017 The Sensitives
2021 Fathom