Taiwan Premiere | France|2017|VR360|Color|7 min|English|None Subtitles | General Audience

*Program C includes “The Dream Collector” and “Dolphin Man” You can watch both films with one ticket.

2017 Tokyo International Film Festival


Dolphin Man tells the extraordinary story and legacy of free-diver Jacques Mayol, whose life became the inspiration for Luc Besson’s cult-movie The Big Blue.


DOLPHIN MAN VR is a-10 min experience focusing on three themes : free immersion apnea, conservation and study of oceans and cetaceans, and the importance of yoga and breathing for free-divers. Each of them are embodied by one of the most accomplished freedivers worldwide, William Trubridge, world record holder in freediving, Fabrice Schnöller, freediver and cetacean researcher, and Sara Campbell, yogi and world

record holding freediver. Taking up Jacques Mayol’s legacy, a pionneer of freediving who made history with his personal approach to the discipline, each of these exceptional protagonists will bring us on a sensory journey into the breathtakingly beautiful oceans of our planet, to explore what happens to the human body and mind in the deep dark blue of

the ocean and to rediscover our relationship with the sea.

  • Lefteris Charitos studied film at Royal College of Arts in London. He has directed several fiction and non-fiction series for Greek television, including the highly acclaimed history documentary series 1821 and Τhe Journey of Food, as well as the fiction crime series Zone Defence, co-directed with Filippos Tsitos. Dolphin Man is his first feature length documentary. Parallel to directing he has been the Digital Film Production Coordinator at the SAE Creative Media College in Athens.