The North Atlantic Ocean, comprised of unique characteristics and complex systems, is home to a wide range of organisms vocalizing below the ocean's surface. The film delicately balances the beautiful sounds and scenes of the marine world contrasted against its destruction caused by human’s insatiable consumer appetite. Over-consumption, shipping, carbon dioxide emissions, plastic pollution, discarded fishing gear, and economic demands threaten the collapse of entire ecosystems. Nevertheless, woven throughout the entire film is hope. The documentary dives deep into viable solutions that everyone can support in order to preserve the sounds in the sea. It promises to inspire hope, not doom, if we listen. If The Ocean Could Talk - A voice for the North Atlantic is a heart-stopping cinematic journey narrated by composer and world-renowned double bass player Garth Stevenson. He bridges the human/animal communication barrier, proving that the power of music extends beyond human cultures. Stevenson witnessed whales approach when he performed on a ship in the Antarctic. Was it the music that made them curious? Can he recreate that experience in the North Atlantic? Our film crew will capture the musical exchange between Stevenson and marine life as he journeys around the North Atlantic Ocean. We will explore some of the most unique ocean characteristics found in the world while recording the many unique marine life sounds under the surface. Our film invites viewers to join Stevenson and our film crew on our pioneering voyage as we connect with experts and innovators who explore ways in which the sea already speaks to us.
As he travels around the North Atlantic, he meets up with professionals like world renown Sylvia Earle, PhD., whale experts, marine biologists, oceanographers, economists, political leaders and "solutionaries" who put us all on notice that this film is important now more than ever.
As of May 10, 2020, we reached the halfway mark to the $20,000. Each dollar will be matched by Making A Mark Foundation. The Covid-19 virus has set up a road block, but you can help us swim around it so we can complete this film in time for World Ocean Day June 6, 2021.