The film is based on a true story in World War II. Three pilots of the US Navy aircraft crashed their torpedo down the South Pacific, and they just left a lifebuoy, surrounded by ocean. No food, no water, do not expect to be rescued. Against the inept, dissent, they still had to resist the storms, sharks and hunger. They could only rely on each other to survive.
Director Brian Falk, who co-wrote the script with Mark David Keegan, worked well with cinematographer Petr Cikhart to keep the story visually interesting, despite the limitations placed on the tale by the monotonous setting.