Filmmaker James Cameron has never been one for going “small.” He’s the director of the two highest grossing films of all time (Avatar and Titanic), both productions as legendary for their success as for the massive efforts expending in mounting them.

Cameron recently made history by becoming the first person to travel in a solo submersible to the deepest points of the ocean. For good measure, he recorded his adventures, which included thirteen separate dives culminating in a trip almost seven miles below the ocean’s surface, and the result, James Cameron’s Deepsea Challenge 3D will hit theaters on August 8th courtesy of DisruptiveLA.

The film was made in partnership with National Geographic and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and was co-directed by John Bruno, Andrew Wight and Ray Quint.