Surpassing last week’s #5 ranking and viewership of 11.09m hours, Australian production
True Spirit is currently sitting at #2 globally in the platform’s top English films with 20.7m hours viewed, according to Netflix’s Global Top 10, from February 6 – February 12.
The film, based on the true story of Jessica Watson, was one of the Top 10 Films viewed on the platform in an impressive 88 countries including Australia, United States, France, Germany and Singapore.
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.
True Spirit is directed by Sarah Spillane, written by Sarah Spillane, Rebecca Banner and Cathy Randall with Debra Martin Chase, Susan Cartsonis and Andrew Fraser serving as producers. Bridget Webb, Vivien Turner, Stacy Clausen and Todd Lasance also co-star in this incredible true story of perseverance and human accomplishment that shows that you are only as big as the dreams you dare to live.
True Spirit – now screening on Netflix
Media Release – Netflix