Open Water (2003) - Synopsis

Using the endless lapping waves of an infinite blue ocean as his canvas, writer/director/cinematographer Chris Kentis paints a terrifying portrait of primitive human fears and intimate survival in OPEN WATER, the astonishing project washed up from the shores of the truly independent underground. Based on the true story of two married scuba divers left behind by a careless boat crew, then speculating on the shark-infested journey that followed, this drama is so raw and chilling you may find yourself clinging to the moviegoer next to you. Featuring an unapologetically tight lens on the drifting couple, along with photography that uses no digital effects, the film's unique flow of time slows and bends as water and sky change color and mood around them.