Disney has announced that the documentary film “Finding Michael” will release on Disney+ in the United Kingdom and Ireland on Friday, March 3, 2023.
The news was shared on social media which you can see below:
Spencer Matthews’ brother, Michael, was just 22 when he lost his life on Everest in 1999. This unique documentary, two years in the making, is an emotional story about tragic loss and brotherly love. #FindingMichael is streaming 3 March on Disney+. pic.twitter.com/L7mo75Ow45
— Disney+ UK (@DisneyPlusUK) February 15, 2023
“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. Executive producers are Jon Swain and Tom Hutchings for Shine TV; Bear Grylls and Delbert Shoopman for The Natural Studios. Director is Tom Beard (“The Year Earth Changed” for Apple TV).