Deep Rising


The Main 4 Fri, Apr 14, 2023 7:10 PM
The Main 3 Sat, Apr 22, 2023 11:20 AM
The Main 3 Wed, Apr 26, 2023 1:20 PM
Film Info
Festival Programs:New American Visions
Release Year:2023
Runtime:93 min
Print Source:The Film Collaborative
Climate Change
Science & Technology
Director:Matthieu Rytz
Executive Producer:Jason Momoa
Addison Fischer
Olivia Fischer
Sébastien Lépinard
Julie Lépinard
Shari Sant
Shannon O'leary Joy
Dona Bertarelli
Jim Angell
Annie Roney
Producer:Matthieu Rytz
Editor:Elisa Bonora
Composer:Ólafur Arnalds
Principal Cast:Jason Momoa (narrator)


Director Matthieu Rytz returns to MSPIFF (Anote’s Ark from 2018) with Deep Rising, a fascinating and compelling documentary about secret organizations mining metals in the sea floor, for use in green technology.

As the world seeks solutions for the climate crisis, battery-powered vehicles have emerged as a key component to the solution. But these large batteries need valuable metals, and corporations are turning to deep sea mining in the Pacific Ocean to get these lucrative deposits. Deep Rising follows a mining startup as it attempts to open up swaths of the ocean floor to mining. Featuring incredible ocean photography longside thought-provoking geopolitical, scientific, and corporate discussions, Rytz’s newest documentary examines every side of the green energy revolution. Narrated by Jason Momoa, Deep Rising illuminates the vital relationship between the deep ocean and sustaining life on Earth.

Director Biography

Originally from Switzerland and now residing in Montreal, Matthieu Rytz is a producer, curator, photographer, and director, whose debut documentary Anote’s Ark (2018) premiered at the that year’s Sundance Film Festival and was an MSPIFF favorite.