Save Our Marine Life
Save Our Marine Life

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The Sea & Me, a new film documenting the extraordinary seas surrounding Australia and the inspiring people who look after it, is touring the nation’s coastal communities.

This breathtaking exploration of our big blue backyard was put together by two award-winning young filmmakers from Bluebottle Films. Danielle Ryan and James Sherwood toured around Australia’s coast interviewing communities, business owners, fishers, divers and researchers and documenting flagship species like the charismatic manta rays of Ningaloo Reef, the prized coral trout of the Great Barrier Reef and Tasmania’s valuable rock lobsters.

The Sea & Me visits communities where marine sanctuaries have been in place for up to 20 years and shares the success stories of world class conservation and recreation working hand in hand.

A roadshow of coastal communities is underway with screenings at Cairns, Jervis Bay, Sydney, Port Stephens, Adelaide, Margaret River, Perth, Broome, Darwin and Brisbane.

But tickets to these community events go quickly.

If you miss out on one of these screenings and want to stay tuned for future opportunities, email info@saveourmarinelife.org.au with ‘SEA & ME SCREENING’ in the subject line.

Get to know The Sea & Me coastal communities

Can’t wait to see The Sea & Me? Check out these vignettes featuring some of the nation’s coastal caretakers.

Bill’s Bounty

Fisherman Bill Sawynok was ahead of his time back in the 1990s when he brought the fun of recreational fishing and science together.
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He trains his fishing group to target and collect the fish identifications of many species, has worked with leading scientists, and it was his group’s data which contributed to the design of the sanctuary zone off Yeppoon in Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Today, the fishing community around Rockhampton and Yeppoon are a model for other towns in Australia when it comes to taking a stewardship role in designing and caring for marine parks.

Produced & Directed by James Sherwood & Danielle Ryan of Bluebottle Films – for the Save Our Marine Life Alliance

Warroora’s salty oasis

Pastoralist Leonie McLeod hopes to keep her property, which borders Ningaloo Marine Park, a pristine paradise for the world to see.
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Leonie tries to do her bit for the planet by lowering the recreational fishing catch limit on her property for the many campers who visit her place, she has hired care takers who make sure campers don’t fish in the recreational fishing zones, and she has spent a lot of money on restoring coastal vegetation which helps to prevent run off onto the reef.

Produced & directed by Bluebottle Films for the Save Our Marine Life Alliance

Screenings

Brisbane
Monday 30 March 6.30PM, Corella Room, Souths Leagues Club. Book here.

Cairns
Film screened 3 February. Email info@saveourmarinelife.org.au to register interest for future screenings.

Jervis Bay
Film screened 10 February. Email info@saveourmarinelife.org.au to register interest for future screenings.

Sydney
Film screened 10 February. Email info@saveourmarinelife.org.au to register interest for future screenings.

Broome
Film screened 14 March. Email info@saveourmarinelife.org.au to register interest for future screenings.

Darwin
Film screened 17 March. Email info@saveourmarinelife.org.au to register interest for future screenings.

Port Stephens
Film screened 16 February. Email info@saveourmarinelife.org.au to register interest for future screenings.

Adelaide
Film screened 19 February. Email info@saveourmarinelife.org.au to register interest for future screenings.

Margaret River
Film screened 22 February. Email info@saveourmarinelife.org.au to register interest for future screenings.

Fremantle/Perth
Film screened 4 March. Email info@saveourmarinelife.org.au to register interest for future screenings.