The North Atlantic, known for its treacherous and murky waters, home to one of the largest ship graveyards. It also possesses some of the most unique characteristics like the swift Gulf Stream, the essential fish habitat, Sargassum, and the only sea without land boundaries, the Sargasso Sea. These unique conditions allow biodiversity to flourish and many endangered species to hold on.
Studying plastic pollution in these waters for over 10 years, we’ve witnessed the beauty of the North Atlantic, as well as the negative human impacts on this special place. This was the genesis for the making of our full-length documentary, If the Ocean Could Talk: A Voice for the North Atlantic.
The North Atlantic is extremely temperamental, so filming offshore requires calm seas and blue skies. On the rare occasion conditions line up, it’s go time.
On a late November day such an opportunity emerged. Our film crew left the coast of North Carolina aiming to capture the natural beauty ready to capture breathtaking videos of the myriad of whales, dolphins, and porpoises that frequent the North Carolina coast, while also interviewing a local marine mammal expert.
What ensued that day launched them on a journey to a story far more urgent. A message the ocean was trying to tell them, and that message the crew heard loud and clear. Their journey, captured in this short documentary, 356, became the hook for If the Ocean Could Talk.
We are listening, will you?
"This film will fundamentally change the way you think about the Ocean."
In the film, we will meet professionals including world-renowned marine biologist and ocean explorer, Dr. Sylvia Earle, and the ocean advocate and singer-songwriter, Jack Johnson, as well oceanographers, economists, political leaders, and "solutionaries" who all share in our belief that listening to the ocean's calling is important now more than ever.
"It's a dangerous place to be a sea creature today. But because the problems originate with us, we are the source of solutions."
Join us for a special ocean-side screening of the documentary short, 356: The Incredible Story of How Saving Whales Can Save Us, at Wrightsville Beach!
All proceeds of this event go to supporting our full-length documentary, If the Ocean Could Talk, currently in production.
If the Ocean Could Talk Benefit Screening
Sunday, October 9th 5-7PM
Blockade Runner Beach Resort,
Ocean Front Lawn
275 Waynick Blvd, Wrightsville Beach, NC
$30 adults (ages 13 and up)
$15 children (ages 4-12)
Free admission for children ages 3 and under
Tickets include dinner (taco bar), family friendly-activities, eco-education stations, cash bar & more!