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Wild Ocean -- Trailer for Wild Ocean
Wild Ocean -- Documentary trailer focusing on the ravaging effects of human over-fishing and a look into South Africa where sustainable practices have kept the fish abundant.


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Luke Cresswell (written by) and
Steve McNicholas (written by)
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Release Date:
19 February 2009 (Germany) See more »
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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A film about sardines See more (8 total) »

Directed by
Luke Cresswell 
Steve McNicholas 
Writing credits
Luke Cresswell (written by) and
Steve McNicholas (written by)

Produced by
Don Kempf .... producer
Steve Kempf .... producer
David Marks .... producer (as David Jon Marks)
Cinematography by
D.J. Roller 
Reed Smoot 
Production Management
Rick Gordon .... post-production supervisor
James Manke .... post-production manager
Sound Department
Edwin Cooke .... assistant sound editor
Francis Dugas .... foley assistant
Brian Eimer .... sound designer
Brian Eimer .... sound re-recording mixer
Brian Eimer .... supervising sound editor
Anthony Faust .... foley editor
Anthony Faust .... foley recordist
J.R. Fountain .... sound designer
Nicolas Gagnon .... foley artist
Mike Roberts .... location sound supervisor
Mike Roberts .... sound re-recording mixer (as Michael Roberts)
Visual Effects by
Alan G. Markowitz .... visual effects producer
Walter Volpatto .... digital stereoscopic artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Anderson .... 3D director of photography
Justin Bergler .... second assistant camera: "a" camera, IMAX 3D
David Douglas .... director of photography: additional photography
Max Penner .... first assistant camera
David Taylor .... second assistant camera
Nick Theodorakis .... digital imaging engineer
Vance Wiese .... first assistant camera
Editorial Department
Daniel Rapo .... digital intermediate producer
Walter Volpatto .... digital intermediate colorist
Music Department
Daniel Bhattacharya .... violinist
Dominic Nunns .... conductor
Bruce White .... viola
Stephen Wrigley .... arranger
Other crew
Jimmy Fraser .... diving supervisor
Jason Martin .... marine coordinator
David Rosenthal .... digital i/o supervisor
Mitch Spacone .... system support: FotoKem

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Wild Ocean 3D" - USA (video title)
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45 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.44 : 1 See more »
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
A film about sardines, 29 September 2013
Author: Danila Medvedev

If you are a sardine, this must be a pretty interesting movie. No so for a jaded human such as myself. The film has some well shot scenes of the battle between sardines and its predators, comparable to some really battle scenes in intensity. But when you think about it, it's just some birds and dolphins attacking and eating sardines. Do you care?

The scenes by themselves would get a 8/10 for visuals and 2/10 for meaning (because it's sardines). The accompanying episodes of some black fisherman doing random stuff, apparently fishing for the sardines too are pointless and boring. The narration about cold and warm current is totally boring. The argument that we must protect the oceans and probably fish less is common sense, but it isn't presented here with any particular persuasiveness.

"This is the wild ocean, this is where Africa meets the sea." sounds great for the tag-line, but in reality there is nothing particularly wild or interesting about the coast (coast is where land meets the sea).

So I suggest skipping this.

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