True Spirit is the lasted film from writer/director Sarah Spillane. In this new coming-of-age story, we meet a young sailor, Jessica Watson. She dreams of being the youngest person to sail solo, non-stop, as well as unassisted around the world. If this seems like a difficult task that’s because it is and many expect her to fail. Did I forget to mention, this is based on a TRUE STORY?
However, with the support of her sailing coach, and mentor, Ben Bryant, as well as her parents Jessica is more than determined. She will accomplish what most deem impossible. She will navigate some of the world’s most challenging stretches of the ocean over 210 days.
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MORE ABOUT THE FILM
Directing True Spirit is Sarah Spillane, as well as written by Sarah Spillane, Rebecca Banner, and Cathy Randall. Serving as producers are Debra Martin Chase, Susan Cartsonis, and Andrew Fraser.
Teagan Croft will take on the role of Jessica with her parents played by Josh Lawson (Mortal Kombat) and Academy Award winner Anna Paquin (A Friend of the Family). Bridget Webb, Vivien Turner, Stacy Clausen, and Todd Lasance also co-star in this incredible true story.
When the tenacious young sailor Jessica Watson (Teagan Croft) sets out to be the youngest person to sail solo, non-stop and unassisted around the world, many expect her to fail. With the support of her sailing coach and mentor Ben Bryant (Cliff Curtis) and her parents (Josh Lawson and Academy Award winner Anna Paquin), Jessica is determined to accomplish what was thought to be impossible, navigating some of the world’s most challenging stretches of ocean over the course of 210 days.Official Synopsis
True Spirit will have its Netflix Release Date on February 3, 2023!