During my research trip last October, I was privileged to meet many great people involved in studying and protecting the ocean (and the marine life therein).
Peggy Stap, founder of Marine Life Studies and co-founder of the Whale Entanglement Team in Monterey, let me spend a day with her and her crew, volunteering to help with research in the bay. Not only did we identify and record whales, pinnipeds and other animals during a trip out, into the bay, we also cataloged and removed plastic debris from the environment.
I cannot speak highly enough about the mission, work and people involved with MLS/WET. They do so much, and with the challenging resources of a small nonprofit organization to boot.
Below is the new "Rough Cut" podcast (an audio segment, which provides behind-the-scenes information about Deconstructing Eden and its partners), featuring a couple of clips from an interview I did with Peggy.
For those interested in helping or supporting MLS/WET, please check out this link. They are out there, directly saving whales and helping the world learn more about these incredible animals!
"Paws up" and cheers,
It is with extreme pleasure and unbridled excitement that I am privileged to announce Joan Hall Hovey as the narrative voice over actress for Deconstructing Eden!!!
Joan is an AMAZINGLY talented person, whose voice reflects the theme and feel of this film PERFECTLY! She's done voice over work for CBC radio, for television AND she's an award-winning author: http://www.joanhallhovey.com/
Please help me in welcoming Joan to our creative team and to her role as the voice of the voiceless!
Happy New Year!
This is it, this is GO TIME!!!! 2016... man, what an exciting and promising year ahead! In just over three months, I will return to the otters and start filming the documentary. "Excited" doesn't even begin to cover it.
While we work on the film and work on getting the story out about the sea otters and other marine mammals, all of us involved with Deconstructing Eden hope you have a safe and wonderful 2016!
To ring in the new year, here's a new podcast:
Paws Up! and Cheers!!!
- Rick Wood, director
Award-winning filmmaker, Bestselling author and journalist.