Private Project

"Of Shark and Man"

David Diley is a thirty-two year old man, trapped in a dead end job in England's industrial north and his life is going nowhere.

He does however, have a lifelong dream...

Should David follow the advice of everyone around him and forget about it, or should he risk everything and against all the odds, take his one chance to fulfil his greatest ambition, an ambition which finds him in the middle of a feeding frenzy with sixty of the world's most dangerous sharks?

“Of Shark and Man” is a ground breaking film about one man's journey to get closer than anyone thought possible, to the world's biggest Bull Sharks and tell the incredible untold story of Shark Reef in Fiji, one of the greatest marine conservation successes of all time.

“Of Shark and Man” is an epic, incredibly ambitious and cinematic love letter to the world's most feared predator, in which the shark is the hero.

  • David Diley
    A Ray of Light, A Ray of Light II, #TECHNICALLYINSPIRED
  • David Diley
    A Ray of Light, A Ray of Light II, #TECHNICALLYINSPIRED
  • David Diley
    A Ray of Light, A Ray of Light II
  • David Diley
    Key Cast
  • Mike Neumann
    Key Cast
  • Leone Yaragamudu
    Key Cast
  • Arthur Sokimi
    Key Cast
  • Manasa Bulivou
    Key Cast
  • Rusiate Balenagasau
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Genres:
    Wildlife, Adventure, Underwater
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 38 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 31, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    24,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    Fiji, United Kingdom
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital HD
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Cine de Submarino de Aguimes
    Aguimes, Gran Canaria
    April 25, 2015
    Director's Cut Premiere
    Best Film (Audience Choice), Best Film (Organiser's Choice)
  • Official UK Premiere
    The Courthouse Cinema
    August 27, 2015
    UK Premiere
  • Private Screening
    Florida International University
    November 18, 2015
  • Nice International Film Festival
    May 12, 2016
    French Premiere
    Best Sound Design, Best Editing In A Documentary
  • Nevada City Film Festival
    Nevada City
    United States
    September 8, 2016
    North American Premiere
Director Biography - David Diley

David is relatively new to Film-Making, beginning his career in 2011 with his first feature film, “Of Shark and
Man” which is released in the Summer of 2015.

His profile however has increased rapidly thanks to Film
Festival appearances, including headline slots, on various international Film Festivals for his internationally
acclaimed short films, “A Ray of Light” and “A Ray of Light II.”

David has rapidly built a name for himself for his innovative technique in storytelling and focus on a cinematic aesthetic inspired by film and documentary from the 70's and 80's, which approaches documentary film with an approach more akin to high budget feature films.

David is the owner of Scarlet View Media, a high end, boutique Production House and as a professional Film-Maker and Underwater Cinematographer, specialises in Film, TV and Commercial Films for the UK Diving Industry.

In the last few years, David has been featured by the BBC, Diver Magazine, Sport Diver, Dive and “Beyond Limits” amongst others.

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