Whale Shark Gypsy of the Deep is a beautifully shot documentary by cinematographer Richard Todd, which looks at the people who are trying to save this, the biggest fish in the sea, from extinction. This documentary is full of amazing behaviour typical and rarely seen.
Whale sharks are the biggest fish in the ocean but they remain an enigma. Despite their enormous size very little is known about their life cycle and migratory habits. Unless something is done to save the Whale shark it may soon become extinct. Despite a rise in eco-tourism we ask why some cultures continue to dine on Whale shark meat.
We travel from the Indian Ocean off the Exmouth coast in Western Australia to Taiwan, Japan, the Philippines and back to the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean as we track these citizens of the world. Swimming where ever they will casually looking for food.
We meet the people who are studying these fish. A fish despite its enormity is rarely seen other than on tourist trips.
Awards: Rolex Grand Prize French International Maritime and Exploration Film Festival Gold Special Jury Award WorldFest Houston Texas 2000 & Special Award for Observation International Festival of Nature Films WIZNA Poland. Writer
Credits: Director Mike Searle, Producers Mike Searle Richard Todd Linda Searle, Cinematography Richard Todd. Editor Geoff Hall, Music MDS, Research Richard Todd, Production Manager Melanie Byres, Location Managers Heromi Yano, Karena Escudero, Additional Footage George King MediaVentures, Scot Cowdrey, Curt Jenner, Dubbing Editor Daniel Searle, Production Assistant Lorrain Smith, Opening Graphics and On Line David Binks Post Production Flash Frames, Sound Post Production Hamdon Sound, Opening Voice Melanie Ambrose, Narration Mike Searle, Technical Support Rodney Jones, Accounting Linda Searle Express Bookkeeping Booragoon, Series Executive Producers Mike Searle, Bill Clough Sam Mcdonagh.
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