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Peter Livingston and Mission Blue win for Outstanding Editing at the Emmy’s

Congratulations to Peter Livingston for his well deserved win at the Emmy’s last week for his Editing work on Mission Blue.  Watch the film here on Netflix:

Jack Youngelson (Writer, Producer), Dr. Sylvia Earle & Peter Livingston (Editor)

Jack Youngelson (Writer, Producer), Dr. Sylvia Earle & Peter Livingston (Editor)

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Cinematographers – Bryce Groark and Damien Drake for Mission Blue

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Bryce has been nominated for an Emmy this year – “Best Cinematography” for his work in Mission Blue

Bryce, Damien and Axel have been nominated for an Emmy this year in the category: “Outstanding Cinematography: Documentary and Long Form” for their work in Mission Blue.  Mission Blue is also nominated for the categories “Outstanding Editing” and “Outstanding Informational Programming – Long Form.”  Full list of 2015 nominees here: http://emmyonline.com/news_36th_nominations

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Bryce and Mission Blue at Waimea Ocean Film Festival in Hawai’i

Great week at the Waimea Ocean Film Festival on the Big Island.  Lots of amazing ocean films of all flavors.  Bryce represented Mission Blue at a showing at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai on January 6, with a sold out crowd and great interactive Q&A with the audience following the film. He also spoke alongside Stefanie Brendl and former Hawaii Senator Clayton Hee in a “breakfast talk” discussing sharks and the important legislation that has passed and been a catalyst for more positive change for the animals all over the world with the passing of Senate Bill 2169.  http://waimeaoceanfilm.org

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BLUE Ocean Film Festival 2014 – with “Mission Blue”

Another incredible week at the BLUE Ocean Film Festival which went off in St Petersburg, FL this year.  “Mission Blue” was the featured evening event on Thursday, November 6 at the Mahaffey Theatre.  Right after the screening and Q&A with Dr Earle, Director Bob Nixon and Cinematographer Bryce Groark, Sylvia presented the Mission Blue Award to President Mohamed Nasheed (of the Maldives) – followed by an amazing dinner sponsored by Rolex – honoring Sylvia and the work that she and President Nasheed have done for the ocean.

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President Mohamed Nasheed, National Geographic Explorer Dr. Sylvia Earle, Cinematographer Bryce Groark and Director Bob Nixon

 

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President Mohamed Nasheed, National Geographic Explorer Dr. Sylvia Earle, Cinematographer Bryce Groark and Director Bob Nixon

 

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President Mohamed Nasheed and Dr Sylvia Earle on the Blue Carpet

 

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Mission Blue to play this week at the US State Department’s “Our Ocean” Conference in Washington, D.C. with John Kerry

This week, the Department of State will host the “Our Ocean” Conference. We will bring together individuals, experts, practitioners, advocates, lawmakers, and the international ocean and foreign policy communities to gather lessons learned, share the best science, offer unique perspectives, and demonstrate effective actions. We aim to chart a way forward, working individually and together, to protect “Our Ocean.”   http://ourocean.info

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“MISSION BLUE” – Debuts Tomorrow Night in Santa Barbara

Opening up Thursday night in Santa Barbara and next week in Berlin, Mission Blue follows the incredible life of Dr. Sylvia Earle and her mission to save our ocean.

Directed by Fisher Stevens (The Cove) and Bob Nixon (Gorillas in the Mist). Cinematography by Axel Baumann, Damien Drake and Bryce Groark.

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“MISSION BLUE” to open the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and at Berlinale

After almost 4 years and many miles around the world, we’re stoked to announce that Mission Blue will be the opening film at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on January 30 and then will debut in Europe at Berlinale, The Berlin International Film Festival in February.

Variety Article here: http://variety.com/2014/film/news/santa-barbara-film-fest-to-open-with-docu-mission-blue-close-with-midnight-trilogy-1201034658/

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Australia – Expedition Report for Mission Blue: The Coral Sea and Outer Great Barrier Reef

Fisher Stevens, Dr. Sylvia Earle and Bryce Groark after three dives on the Great Barrier Reef

Fisher Stevens, Dr. Sylvia Earle and Bryce Groark after three dives on the Great Barrier Reef

May 2013:  The Mission Blue film crew and Dr. Sylvia Earle left port from Cairns, Australia to explore and document the remote Holmes and Osprey Reefs in the outer Coral Sea (over 250km offshore mainland Australia) – with a planned stop on the Great Barrier Reef on the return trip in.

Heavy winds and weather restricted us to the seldom visited Holmes Reef for the majority of our trip.  The water quality was incredible at Holmes, but the poor health of the corals and shortage of fish life left a real concern.  Some have blamed the weather and cyclones for the coral die off – but even with the minimal time we had there, we were surprised at our how much of the area seemed to be struggling overall.  We did see some healthier corals (in water deeper than 25-30 meters) as well as the occasional snapper and grouper cruising by – but not in any abundance.  Sharks (Silvertip, Gray Reef and Whitetip Reef) were present, but in lower numbers than expected.  Holmes was also home to a good population of fearless boobies and gannets – who take residence on the only sand spit in the area.

We spent our last day on the Ribbon Reefs of the Great Barrier Reef.  We found an incredible spot in Steve’s Bommie, which was loaded with life – so much diversity, abundance and high end predators present.  Ironically, we were expecting to find the more healthy system farther away from land at Holmes Reef, but the more thriving reef of the trip turned out to be on the inside, closer to land, where the area is more protected from outside pressures.

The Coral Sea is an epic spot – a massive space home to so much life.  The Hope is to increase the protection from parts of the Great Barrier Reef to the outer Coral Sea area – and get spots like Holmes Reef back to where it should be.  To learn more about potential new laws which will protect the Coral Sea and make it the world’s largest permanent marine park, go to: http://www.protectourcoralsea.org.au

Bryce Groark – Underwater Cinematographer, Mission Blue

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On Assignment – Mission Blue – Cabo Pulmo, Mexico

Just back from a great shoot in Cabo Pulmo with Sylvia Earle, Jeremy Jackson, Octavio Aburto and the Mission Blue film crew.

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On Assignment – Mission Blue Chesapeake Bay

Heading to Chesapeake Bay with the Mission Blue crew to film the all important Menhaden Fishery – with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and  The Menhaden Coalition

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On Assignment – Mission Blue Caribbean

Just back from an awesome week of filming in the Caribbean for Mission Blue.  We sailed from St. Thomas to St. Johns to St. Croix and finished in Saba with Sylvia Earle.

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On Assignment – Mission Blue

Heading back to the Galapagos Islands again this month with Fisher Stevens, Insurgent Media and Sylvia Earle – to film her Mission Blue Voyage.

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