Winner! Bermuda Whales Documentary

August 31, 2010

whale filmGreat news comes from California that the Bermuda-made documentary “Where the Whales Sing” has won its category at the 2010 BLUE Ocean Film Festival.

Filmed and edited over a three-year period by Andrew Stevenson, the documentary won the “Emerging Underwater Filmmaker” category and was screened during the film festival in the USA.

Filmaker and whale expert Mr Stevenson said “The award is testament to the Bermuda team effort that went into making this film documentary over the last three years. It couldn’t have been done without the effort of a lot of Bermudians and residents, volunteers, funders, and supporters who contributed in many ways.”

The film was selected from over 350 entries in 19 categories submitted by the most talented ocean filmmakers from around the world at the BLUE Ocean Film Festival, a global film festival and conservation summit for underwater filmmakers and marine researchers. Mr Stevenson said “It’s been an inspiring, invigorating week surrounded by some of the best filmmakers in the business and some of the most famous marine biologists.” He paid tribute to his young daughter who narrated the film saying “Elsa in particular deserves credit for giving the story shape and the extra dimension her narrative voice lent the documentary.”

So will Mr Stevenson stop and enjoy the glory or start again? He said “some months ago I wouldn’t have entertained the thought of doing another film ever again but this past week has been so stimulating, I can’t wait to embark on that journey again. I already have some ideas...”

The full list and descriptions of the films that made the finals is below, click ‘Full Screen’ for greater clarity:

[Photo courtesy A. Stevenson, film list courtesy Blueoceanfilmfestival.org]

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