Change Your Perspective
A rare, beautiful dance with a supposed "man-eater". A curious oceanic whitetip shark and a freediving Shark Angel, Julie Andersen, played weightlessly in the water for hours. Shocking and stunning - even Jacques Cousteau described the oceanic whitetip shark as "the most dangerous of all sharks". Clearly they are not. And more than misunderstood, these sharks are critically endangered in many places on the globe. Learn more and get involved at sharkangels.org
Shot on a RED Scarlet in a Gates Housing. Special thanks to Epic Diving for making the dance possible.
Shark Angels talks to kids about sharks
We believe in the power of youth to fuel a positive movement to save sharks – and the oceans. And it’s working. During the past seven years, SHARK ANGELS have given countless Shark Cherubs like these around the world their wings through tens of thousands of hours of innovative education and tools that empower and inspire them to take action.
But we need your help. By supporting SHARK ANGELS, you’ll fuel children’s passions and their potential to make a real difference. And in doing so, you’ll play a vital role in their – and our – futures.
DONATE TODAY: sharkangels.org/donate
A very special thank you to Nicole Gormley for interviewing, producing, filming and editing this funny and compelling video on kids talk sharks.
We Are Shark Angels
While most are aware of the plight of the charismatic ocean creatures, like dolphins and whales, few know of the shark's current fate. Surprisingly, sharks, the creatures we fear most, are battling for survival, putting our oceans -- and us - at dire risk. The sharks are in desperate need of help, and guardian angels just might be their only hope. The Shark Angels are leading a grassroots movement to save the fiercest predators on the planet— a species that now desperately needs their help.
Shot, Edited and Produced by Built by Wildman - builtbywildman.com, All Rights Reserved.
Shark Angels - In Action
Representing the new generation of conservationists, the Shark Angels believe there are many ways to approach conservation - and we employ many different techniques: direct action and intervention, undercover investigations, grassroots activism, guerilla marketing, cutting edge science and technology, perspective-changing media, and positive education. We are taking shark conservation into the mainstream, putting a necessary focus on collaboration, and making it movement everyone can, and wants, to join.
By harnessing the power of the passionate around the world, together, as guardian angels, we can save sharks.
Shark Sneak Attack!
Sexy time interrupted by a shark in your bathtub? Get ready… It’s happening in a bathroom near you. And learn 1) sharks aren’t what they seem, 2) sharks are desperate to hide from those hunting them into extinction 2) they can peacefully share the (bath) waters together – albeit killing the mood.
Special thanks to Alain Aguilar & Joe Whelski Productions for helping us get the message out in such a fun and viral way. This is their brainchild and they completely created and produced the video - we appreciate them including Shark Angels in the message!
Save sharks. Stop finning. Join Shark Angels (sharkangels.org). TODAY. Or a shark just might end up in your tub too…
An Alain Aguilar & Joe Whelski ProductionDirected by Joe WhelskiWritten by Nick Goodey & Joe WhelskiExecutive Producers: Nick Goodey & Joe WhelskiAssociate Producers: Amy Scanlon & Natalie FrostFilmed by Alain AguilarShark Costume by: Cheryl MccarronSound/Crew: Steve V. Peralta
CastShark: Natalie FrostWoman: Megan HughesMan: Adam RiniEditor: Matt HartmanMusic: Andy MendelsonMixer: Lee SalevanColor Correct: Phillip Choe
Another perspective on the great white shark. Vicious monsters or magnificent predators? Watch and then decide. We think you'll change your view.
Swimming and filming with the great white sharks in South Africa - NO cages, of course. Andy, Mark and Paul are all Shark Angels. Are you???sharkangels.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&;...
Nature's Heros - The Shark Angels
See Shark Angel Julie in action and hear her story!
Les Heroes De La Nature Vu Du Ceil - Famous conservationist and award-winning filmmaker Yann Arthus Bertrand is moved by the Shark Angels' mission and features them on his very popular show. We adored working with his team!
Shark Cherub Ella Swims with Sharks!
Ella proves anyone can swim with sharks! See her swim with the sharks of Shark Park in Aliwal Shoal, South Africa with her mom and dad, both Shark Angels as well. Mark and Gail Addison are giving sharks a chance, with their business Blue Wilderness.
We can learn a lot from our Shark Cherubs!
Shark Angels - on Shark Nets
Shark Angels show the truth about the Shark Nets in KwaZulu-Natal run by the KZN Sharks Board. It is time for a change. It is time to remove the nets. Visit removethenets.com to sign our petition and join the campaign.
Should Shark Fin Be Banned?
Shark Angel Julie speaks out. Live panel discussion on Goldhawk about the issues facing sharks and why we fought so hard in Toronto to make it Fin Free. Up next? Canada. And the world...
Diving in with the sharks
Much of the work on Operation Requiem has been done on land, but of course we couldn't visit the South Pacific without checking in with our clients. Join Shark Angel Julie as she checks out what must be one of the best shark dives in the world. Not only does it allow people to change their perspectives on sharks, but this shark dive is reviving a local dead reef, making sharks more valuable alive than dead, and enabling the local village to protect their local marine environment.
Reaching out to Future Generations with the Shark Angels
Shark Angels is about listening, learning, and collaborating with local communities. We believe awareness and education is a key to shark conservation, so while in the South Pacific, the team is stopping at several schools in five different countries to talk to future generations about sharks. We've got handbooks, presentations, puppets, props and even a shark costume (!) - and it is proving to be a great exchange. We're learning as much as we are teaching - and of course, becoming inspired along the way.
Reaching out to Future Generations
Operation Requiem is about listening, learning, and collaborating with local communities. We believe awareness and education is a key to shark conservation, so while in the South Pacific, the team is stopping at several schools in five different countries to talk to future generations about sharks. We've got handbooks, presentations, puppets, props and even a shark costume (!) - and it is proving to be a great exchange. We're learning as much as we are teaching - and of course, becoming inspired along the way.
I pledge not to eat shark fin soup ... Join me - CANTONESE
The surging demand for shark fin soup is the primary cause of the sharks’ demise. Built By Wildman believes the best way to impact demand is by empowering regional campaigns within communities where consumption is the highest. Hear the personal stories of 28 individuals in Hong Kong who have decided not to consume shark fin soup and are inspiring others to do the same - in their native tongue.
In addition to bringing the sophistication and techniques from commercial advertising and filmmaking to the table, we also took a completely different approach to the campaign – enabling passionate individuals around Hong Kong to share their reasons for giving up shark fin soup, in their native tongue. It is our hope through these poignant, authentic stories – told by people from all walks of life, age and profession – they will inspire others to do the same.
Built By Wildman not only created, developed, directed, shot and produced the films – and other media – in both Cantonese and English, but we also developed the campaign itself for Shark Savers who is launching it in Hong Kong.
Special thanks go to Aaron Jaffe who composed the pieces for the cause and Shawn Heinrichs, who donated some beautiful shark shots and also the heart-wrenching finned baby nurse shark.
This is the first in an innovative series of multi-lingual films, PSAs, websites, printed materials, and billboards in communities in which shark fin soup consumption is high. Learn more about the campaign at sharksavers.org/sharkfinsoup
A fishing Port in Asia
Dawn breaks over a fishing harbor in Asia. What was once a tuna fishery now bustles with sharks. On this day, 6,500 sharks are landed, meaning over a million could be landed each year in this port alone. With 73,000,000 sharks killed yearly, they simply can’t sustain the pressure. Slow to reproduce, they are facing extinction, some during our lifetime. By establishing shark sanctuaries, we can protect places where sharks still thrive.
Filmed by Built By Wildman
I pledge not to eat shark fin soup ... Join me - ENGLISH
The surging demand for shark fin soup is the primary cause of the sharks’ demise. We believe the best way to impact demand is by empowering regional campaigns within communities where consumption is the highest. Hear the personal stories of 28 individuals in Hong Kong who have decided not to consume shark fin soup and are inspiring others to do the same. Working with local advocates in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia and Asian communities throughout the world, Shark Savers “I Pledge” campaign is truly “for the people by the people” and tells a positive story of change, with locals serving as the face and the heart of our campaign This is the first in an innovative series of multi-lingual films, PSAs, websites, printed materials, and billboards in communities in which shark fin soup consumption is high. Learn more about the campaign at sharksavers.org/sharkfinsoup
Shark "VolleyBall" Return
CREDITS:Created by Goodey and WhelskiDirected by Nick GoodeySpecial Thanks to Dr. and Mrs. Stelling and Barry Lipsky Written and Produced by Joe Whelski and Nick GoodeyAssociate Producer: Erin ClaytonDP: Will AthertonStarring--Shark: Natalie Frost, Girl: Mila Milosevic Guy: Kevin CoyleEditor: Matt HartmanShark Costume by: Cheryl McCarronMusic: HellbirdsColor Correction: Phil ChoeMix & Sound Design: Lee SalevanSound: Jack Flachsbart, Pablo Diez and Juan Bertran Shark Footage by Paul WildmanCrew: Steve Peralta, Amy Lipsky
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