FINDING MICHAEL: SPENCER MATTHEWS FRONTS NEW DISNEY+ DOCUMENTARY
Finding Michael, from Shine TV, part of Banijay UK, is an emotionally driven, feature length original documentary.
In 1999, Michael Matthews became the youngest Briton to summit Mount Everest. But three hours after he reached the top of the world, aged just 22, he disappeared into blinding snow and his body has never been found.
23 years later, his brother British entrepreneur and broadcaster Spencer Matthews sets out on a journey to Everest to find Michael. Heading up the expedition team is Nirmal ‘Nims’ Purja MBE - the world record holder for climbing all 14 mountains over 8,000 metres the fastest.
As they follow in Michael’s footsteps, Spencer and Nims face unexpected and extreme challenges as well as intense time pressures when the weather closes in.
The documentary was developed by Shine TV with The Natural Studios (a joint venture with Banijay) attached as co-producers. Lands Friday 3rd March on Disney+.