Prime Video has just released its horrific new film Thirteen Lives, which chronicles the 2018 cave rescue of twelve boys and their soccer coach from the rest of the world. The documentary, directed by recognized filmmaker Ron Howard, gives an in-depth look at the rescue mission that united the whole world. And in recognition of the film, Prime Video has released a new featurette called "Thirteen Lives Dream Audience".
The new featurette introduces Howard to a special screening of his latest film. Each of them is excited for the opportunity but unaware of why they have been invited to the event. He then addresses the seemingly random group of listeners, saying, "You're probably looking around and wondering, what do I have in common with these other people?"
The answer is straightforward. He responds by pulling up several social media posts from members of the audience, and the pattern becomes clear. In 2018, each member of the audience was gathered in their concern and prayer for the twelve boys and their coach who were miraculously rescued from a floodplain.
Howard's presentation reveals a different side of our expanding interconnectedness through social media, which sometimes seems to be entirely negative. And in recognition of that brief moment of interconnectedness, Ron Howard decided to invite this audience to see his film Thirteen Lives before it premieres on Prime Video.
Thirteen Lives is a documentary about the 2018 rescue mission that brought the world together. It features Viggo Mortensen, Colin Farrell, Tom Bateman, Pattrakorn Tungsupakul, Tui Thiraphat Sajakul, James Teeradon Supapunpinyo, Weir Sukollawat Kanaros and William M. Connor as well as the screenplay.
Thirteen Lives is now available on Prime Video. You can see the new featurette below.