For this piece we teamed up with our friends at PangeaSeed and The Arbor Collective to produce a short documentary on “The Great West Coast Migration” touring art show and film festival to benefit sharks and oceans.
PangeaSeed is an international organization who collaborates with members of the art, science, and environmental activist communities. PangeaSeed is dedicated to raising public awareness and education surrounding the conservation and preservation of sharks and other marine species in peril.
DIRECTOR: Joel Woodman
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Joel Woodman & Sam Ebat
EDITOR: Joel Woodman
ANIMATION: Michael Beynart
MUSIC: Sweet Tooth Nelson
Fin’ is a short film about the barbaric practice of shark-finning in developing nations so that consumers in Hong Kong and China can eat shark fin soup at their weddings, company banquets and celebrations.
The sometimes graphic movie aims to show why sharks, as the ocean’s apex predators, are necessary to keep the marine ecosystem in balance.
The film also bears witness to the ignorance of the shopkeepers selling shark fin in Hong Kong, as well exploring why Chinese people eat shark fin soup in the first place.
‘Fin’ was shot on location in Mozambique, Yemen, and Hong Kong and includes underwater footage from Indonesia and Fiji.