OCEAN WARRIORS (2016)
OCEAN WARRIORS is a six-hour television special event following activists around the world as they fight to save our oceans.
OCEAN WARRIORS won the Best Series Award at the JACKSON HOLE WILDLIFE FILM FESTIVAL.
“ . . . we were very surprised to win this prestigious award as David Attenborough’s Planet Earth II was in the best series category, never imagined we could take home that prize . . . ”
- Mark Benjamin
The oceans cover over 70 % of the planet but they are in big trouble. More than three billion of the earth’s population rely on the oceans as a significant source of their food. Yet 90 percent of all large fish are gone, and ancient species such as Atlantic cod and Bluefin tuna have been decimated by industrial fishing fleets and plundered by criminal gangs. Scientists warn that without better regulation and enforcement, in another fifty years large-scale commercial fishing will be over. The future of the oceans is the crisis of our generation, and a call to global action.
OCEAN WARRIORS is produced by the Peabody award-winning Brick City TV Executive Producers Mark Benjamin and Marc Levin, with Laura Michalchyshyn and Robert Redford from Sundance Productions and Paul G. Allen from Vulcan Productions.
OCEAN WARRIORS weaves adrenaline-fueled stories of courage, conflict and change, from the Antarctic’s remote Southern Ocean, to the coral reefs of Tanzania and the vast tuna fisheries of the Western Pacific. Set sail for heart-stopping action from the front lines as a global coalition of activists, 2 campaigners, scientists and investigative journalists prepare to stare down poachers, tear up illegal fishing networks and bring the outlaws to justice.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Robert Redford, Paul G. Allen, Laura Michalchyshyn, Mark Benjamin, Marc Levin, Pagan Danielle Harleman, David Casey
CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Jerry Decker
DIRECTED BY: Mark Benjamin, Marc Levin
EXECUTIVE IN CHARGE OF PRODUCTION: Kara Rozansky
SUPERVISING EDITOR / PRODUCER: Peter Schmuhl
SENIOR PRODUCER: Christopher Bryson
SUPERVISING PRODUCER: Yoav Attias
PRODUCERS: Nicholas Burnett, Katie Carpenter, Adam Schleifer
EDITORS: Anne Barliant, Daniel Coda