Hails from: Azores
Currently lives in: RHODE ISLAND U.S.A.
Favorite Place: THE OCEAN
Favorite Things to Do: FILM AND PHOTOGRAPH WILDLIFE , ESPECIALLY SHARKS
Favorite Shark: MAKO SHARK
What shark are you most like and why?
I'M TOLD I AM MOST LIKE A MAKO SHARK . I CAN NEVER CAN STAND STILL AND I GET BORED VERY EASILY.
How did sharks draw you into their watery world?
I'VE LOVED SHARKS SINCE I WAS A CHILD . NATURE SHOWS AND DOCUMENTARIES DREW ME IN THE MOST BUT LIVING BY THE OCEAN MY WHOLE LIFE GAVE ME MANY OPPORTUNITIES TO SEE AND BE CLOSE TO SHARKS.
Growing up in and around the water, Joe Romeiro developed a love for the ocean at a young age. After seeing his first shark when he was just 5 years old, he has been captivated by them ever since. A self-taught filmmaker, he founded 333 Productions in 2007 with fellow producer & shark conservationist Bill Fisher. Since then, 333 Productions has created four award-winning films, “Silent Requiem”, "Death of a Deity", "A Lateral Line" and "Shark Culture".
Most notable awards received include: the prestigious Blue Ocean Film Festival’s "Best New Filmmaker" and "Best New Cinematographer" in 2009, ADEX “Underwater Video of the Year Award” in 2010, and the “Ocean Inspiration Award” in 2011, awarded by a panel of esteemed judges and industry professionals in a video competition sponsored by Celine Cousteau, honoring the life of her Grandfather, Jacques Cousteau.
As Joe pursues his quest to travel the world to capture the images of sharks in ways that no one else has, he portrays them as beautiful creatures that are an important and critical element of our oceans eco-system. He has worked with renowned film and television media industry professionals, marine biologists and shark behaviorists to bring to light little known shark actions and activities that astound audiences worldwide, bringing that enduring and indelible 333 Productions touch.
His mission: to protect sharks by educating and dispelling the myths surrounding them through film and through personal interaction.
A member of the Explorers Club and Ocean Artists Society, his work has been featured on Discovery Networks, National Geographic, and various other T.V. productions
Telephone: +1 917 546 6618
315 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
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