True Spirit: Release date, cast, synopsis, trailer & more

The upcoming film ‘True Spirit’ recounts the extraordinary journey of a 16-year-old girl who set out to create history as the youngest person to sail around the world totally on her own.

Release date

The movie will be available on Netflix on February 3.

Cast and creators

  • Teagan Croft as Jessica Watson
  • Cliff Curtis as  Bryant
  • Anna Paquin as Julie Watson
  • Josh Lawson as Roger Watson
  • Todd Lasance as Craig Atherton
  • Stacy Clausen as Tom Watson
  • Alice Tate as Georgina Bauer

Director: Sarah Spillane

Writers: Cathy Randall and Sarah Spillane

Official synopsis

“When Jessica Watson sets out to be the youngest person to sail solo, non-stop and unassisted around the world, she must overcome her greatest fear as she navigates the world’s most challenging stretches of ocean. Based on a true story.”

Other details

The film is based on the actual tale lived by and written in book form by Jessica Watson.


Young Jessica is shown boarding a little sailboat and setting sail into the darkest, deepest parts of the ocean. As the teen continues on her adventure, the clip shows massive waves, beautiful days, and starry nights.

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