Filmmaker Baltasar Kormakur gets deep – DD – What inspired you to make ‘The Deep?’

The "Breki" fishing boat  BK – When I was 18-years-old, the 1984 fishing tragedy was national news in Iceland.  Everyone can identify with this story because many here have lost loved ones to the sea.  Iceland’s economy depends heavily on the fishing industry.  I  actually had the opportunity to meet the hero of the story.  He had a profound impact on me.  Another reason I was drawn to the story was that our country went through an economic collapse with our banking system in 2008.  This story acted as a metaphor for what Iceland went through during that dark period. Read more  The Deep Trailer

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