EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY: Paul G. Allen, Carole Tomko, Rocky Collins
DIRECTED BY: Mark Benjamin, Marc Levin
PRODUCERS: Katie Carpenter, Adam Schleifer, Sam Sielen
EDITORS: Daniel Coda, Giancarlo Baldino
CHASING THE THUNDER (2018)
“CHASING THE THUNDER” – A high seas documentary about the 110 day chase of the Interpol purple noticed illegal fishing vessel the Thunder. The marine conservation activist organization Sea Shepherd’s Captain Peter and Captain Sid follow the Thunder for 16,000 km through Antarctic Icebergs and through the Southern Ocean storms and confrontation and sailing through the Indian Ocean and East African waters and the South Atlantic.
For over three months and across oceans, Sea Shepherd crews stalked this fugitive fishing boat considered the world’s most notorious poacher.
The environmental group trailed the Thunder in an epic game of cat and mouse, the ships maneuvered through an obstacle course of giant ice floes, endured a cyclone like storm, faced clashes between opposing crews and nearly collided in what became the longest pursuit of an illegal fishing vessel in history.
The surprise ending is the dramatic sinking of the Thunder to the bottom of the sea.