a 2D and 3D giant screen experience from the makers of PULSE, THE LAST REEF ad GREAT WHITE SHARK
"I'm a local fisherman in Sezela... I come down every afternoon...I think sardine run for us is very important... it's the largest shoal in the world... it's an experience... you get hundreds and thousands of people running into the water... its an awesome experience... " Warren Meyer
Each year on the Eastern Coast of South Africa, in the winter months of June/July, the nutrient rich currents that bring colder water northwards of the Cape also bring millions of pelagic fish: the staple diet of every predator in the area.
Common dolphins mass into superpods several thousand strong, flocks of gannets gather in their hundreds, having left their colonies in the south, and sharks mass in huge numbers on the Wild Coast in anticipation of the shoals.
The sardines find their strength in numbers, yet are vulnerable to being forced upwards out of the deep, by sharks and dolphins. They form metamorphosing silver baitballs at the surface, twisting and dividing to avoid the ocean predators.
Dolphins swoop, gannets plunge, seals glide and penguins jet through the baitballs in stunning visceral assaults on the sardines: the sharks lurk below and move in to finish them off...
Some shoals are driven into the shallows, stranded by the beaches of Kwa Zulu Natal, where local people scoop them up in nets, buckets and skirts: this is what has become known as the sardine run.
Commercial netting operations have been built up around the annual event, with some years more successful than others: coastal businessmen employ
This is a place where man and nature are locked in a titanic struggle for survival. When all of these predators and more are hunting the same shoals, what will it take to keep our oceans alive?
A Giant Screen Films and Yes/No Productions Film
In Association with Hugo Productions
Don Kempf Steve Kempf David Marks
Written, Directed, Edited and Composed By
Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas
Director of Photography
Director of Underwater Photography
Director of 3D Photography
Peter A. Anderson
Location Sound Supervisor, Music Score Recorder and Mixer
Supervising Sound Editor
Major Support Provided by the 3D Film Interest Group
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