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'Open Water' Filmmakers Wrangled Budget, Sharks

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'Open Water' Filmmakers Wrangled Budget, Sharks

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'Open Water' Filmmakers Wrangled Budget, Sharks

'Open Water' Filmmakers Wrangled Budget, Sharks

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Filmmakers Chris Kentis and Laura Lau talk about their new film Open Water. The movie is based on the true story of an Australian couple who went scuba diving and then were left stranded by their charter boat. The low-budget film was shot on hand-held digital cameras, without a crew, and with real sharks. In fact the filmmakers placed the two actors in the water along with the sharks, with the help of a shark handler.

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