Disney has announced that the British documentary, “Finding Michael”, is coming to Disney+ in the United States on Friday, 3rd March 2023. The film had previously been announced for other countries, including the UK and Canada, but it was only confirmed for the US release today.
In 1999, Michael Matthews became the youngest Briton to climb Mount Everest. But three hours after he summited, he disappeared and was never found. Aged just 10 when Michael went missing, his brother, entrepreneur and broadcaster Spencer Matthews, always struggled to accept his death. Over 20 years later, Spencer receives a photo of a body on the mountain that could be Michael. He heads to Nepal and recruits Nims Purja, the world ’14 peaks’ record holder, to lead a team and search Everest’s ‘Death Zone’ to try to findMichael. Once at an extreme altitude of over 8000m, the team relies on a 10-man search crew, armed with drones and the skillset to go off the summit lines. But as the weather closes in and with time against them, they face a series of unexpected challenges.
The trailer was released on social media:
Here’s a look at the documentaries poster:
“Finding Michael” has been created by Shine TV with The Natural Studios (a joint venture with Banijay) attached as co-producers. Executive producers are Jon Swain and Tom Hutchings for Shine TV; Bear Grylls and Delbert Shoopman for The Natural Studios. Tom Beard (“The Year Earth Changed”) has directed the documentary.
“Finding Michael” will premiere on Disney+ on Friday 3rd, March 2023.
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