Thai Cave Rescue

In July 2018, the world held its breath as an international team of cave divers rescued 12 boys and their football coach stranded deep in a flooded cave in Thailand.

Released : 2018

Runtime : 60 minutes

Broadcaster : PBS Nova

This one hour special follows the harrowing operation to rescue 12 boys and their football coach from the Tham Luang Cave in Thailand. The film is told in chronological order, taking each portion of the rescue story as an opportunity to deepen our understanding of the scientific processes and technological solutions that shaped the rescue.

Featuring interviews with the key people involved, the film explains how the boys became trapped in the cave by heavy rain on Saturday 23rd June, 2018, and explains how, fearing the worst, relatives and local rescuers began searching for the boys but to no avail. Finally, the film reveals how teams of international rescuers were called upon to find the boys and ultimately dive them to safety. It’s a remarkable story that gripped the world for 18 days. A story of innovation, teamwork and human endurance in one of the most hostile environments on earth – a flooded cave.

Credits

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Anthony Geffen

SENIOR EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Paula S. Apsell

DEPUTY EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Julia Cort

DIRECTOR, BUISNESS OPERATIONS & FINANCE

Laurie Cahalane

SENIOR SERIES PRODUCER

Melanie Wallace

SENIOR PRODUCER

Chris Schmidt

SENIOR SCIENCE EDITOR

Evan Hadingham

COORDINATING PRODUCER

Elizabeth Benjes

PROJECT DIRECTOR

Pamela Rosenstein

DEVELOPMENT PRODUCER

David Condon

SCIENCE EDITOR

Caitlin Saks

BROADCAST MANAGER

Nathan Gunner

SUPERVISING PRODUCER

Kevin Young

SENIOR PROMOTIONS PRODUCER AND EDITOR

Michael H. Amundson

POST PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

Jay Colamaria

ASSOCIATE RESEARCHERS

Brian Kantor
Robin Kazmier

RIGHTS MANAGER

Lauren Miller

LEGAL COUNSEL

Susan Rosen

TALENT RELATIONS

Janice Flood

PARALEGAL

Sarah Erlandson

BUISNESS MANAGER

Ariam McCrary

PRODUCTION COORDINATOR

Linda Callahan

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

Angelica Coleman

DIRECTOR OF AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT

Dante Graves

DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONS

Jennifer Welsh

PUBLICITY

Eileen Campion
Eddie Ward

DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL AUDIENCE RESEARCH

Cory Allen

OUTREACH COORDINATOR

Gina Varamo

EDUCATION AND OUTREACH MANAGER

Ralph Bouquet

DIGITAL EDITOR

Allison Eck

AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT EDITOR

Sukee Bennett

SENIOR DIGITAL PRODUCER

Ari Daniel

DIGITAL MANAGING PRODUCER

Kristine Allington

DIGITAL PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

Ana Aceves

CLOSED CAPTIONING

The Caption Center

ADDITIONAL NOVA THEME MUSIC

Ray Loring
Rob Morsberger

NOVA THEME MUSIC

Walter Werzowa
John Luker
Musikvergnuegen Inc.

NOVA SERIES GRAPHICS

yU + co.

WRITER, PRODUCER & DIRECTOR

Tom Stubberfield

EDITORS

Andy Lloyd
Dominic Lester
Cassandra Roberts
Sarjit Bains

CAMERAS

Warren Green
Chris Sutcliffe
Robin Probyn

NARRATOR

Eric Meyers

EDIT PRODUCER

Siobhan Williams

ARCHIVE PRODUCER

Sam Cunningham

PRODUCTION COORDINATOR

Diane Davidson

RESEARCHERS

Melissa Williams
Marco Augelli
Abi Glading

DRONE OPERATORS

Athipat Nganthwee
Chrystov Oleh
Andrii Palekha

SOUND RECORDISTS

Charat Phonwon
Disarin Ninlawong
Phil Bax
Tomo Kitani

ASSISTANT CAMERA

Nattapong Pakdeesri

EDIT ASSISTANT

Solomon Heale

LOCAL FIXERS

Thai Film Works
Local Fixers Asia

MUSIC

APM

VISUAL EFFECTS

Zoo VFX Ltd

ONLINE EDITORS

Ronnie Newman

COLORISTS

Graeme Hayes
Trevor Brown

AUDIO MIX

Graham Kirkman

FOR ATLANTIC PRODUCTIONS

Mimi Gilligan
Vincent Pretorius
Claudia Perkins
Helen Conlan

HEAD OF PRODUCTIONS

Ian Syder

ARCHIVAL MATERIAL

AP
Getty Images
Pond 5
Shutterstock
Thai PBS

SPECIAL THANKS

Chiang Rai Public Relation Office
OETA
Ruamkatunya Foundation
Sripattra Junsaengsook
Thai Navy SEALs
U.S. Department of Defense
Wild Boars Soccer Club

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