Based on the #1 international best seller, TRUE SPIRIT is the inspiring true story of a sixteen-year-old girl, Jessica Watson, who risks everything, including her life, to accomplish her dream to sail solo, non-stop and unassisted around the world. It’s a story of love, hope, and survival, as we place the baton of heroism, so often associated with warrior-like men, in the hands of a strong and determined contemporary young girl.
Like ‘LIFE OF PI’ and ‘MILLION DOLLAR BABY, TRUE SPIRIT is an emotional journey that raises philosophical questions and unifies us as human beings.
The film will goes where the book and the documentary did not – into the lives of Jessica’s family and team as we discover that the journey for all of them, was one of trepidation. As the danger in Jessica’s voyage intensifies and stakes are raised, the tension builds.
The storms Jessica encountered, are a compelling experience. TRUE SPIRIT will inspire you to believe that big dreams can be achieved by anyone!
In February, 2023 TRUE SPIRIT was released globally on Netflix and went to the number 2 film in the world within its first 10 days of release, with over 30 million viewing hours on Netflix!
Writers Cathy Randall and Sarah Spillane, who is also Director. Producers Andrew Fraser, Debra Martin-Chase and Susan Cartsonis. Executive Producer Shahen Mekertichian .
A Netflix Film in association with Sunstar Entertainment, Resonate Entertainment and Martin-Chase Productions.