SBS to air Deep Water doco on October 16

Deep Water  The Real Story. 

Alongside its drama series of the same name, SBS will air feature documentary Deep Water – The Real Story in mid-October.

The film, directed by Amanda Blue (Prescott: The Class System and Me, Young Black Farmers, After The Wave) examines a spate of gay-hate crimes that occurred around Sydney’s coastline in the 80s and 90s. Gang assaults were carried out on cliffs around the city, and mysterious deaths officially recorded as ‘suicide’, ‘disappearance’ and ‘misadventure’.

The documentary examines individual stories through first person interviews and detailed re-enactments in an attempt to piece together the facts of these unsolved cases.

SBS has angled Deep Water as its first “cross-genre, cross-platform event”, with the drama series and documentary also complemented by an online interactive hub that looks at each of the 30 unresolved deaths.

•    Read about IF’s visit to the set of Deep Water (the show).

Deep Water – The Real Story was produced by Blackfella Films (First Contact, Redfern Now, First Australians) for SBS, with major production investment from Screen Australia.

Deep Water – The Real Story will air October 16 8.30pm on SBS