Private Project


In cooperation with Cape Eleuthera Institute, a shark and marine biology research and education centre on Eleuthera, Bahamas, Behind the Mask accompanied the researcher Owen O'Shea for one day to have a look and document his work. Owen focus is on the "Underdogs", as he calls them: The Stingrays of the Bahamas. He puts all his passion into protection of these important animals.

  • Behind the Mask
  • Florian Fischer
  • Behind the Mask
  • Florian Fischer
  • Behind the Mask
  • Florian Fischer
  • Owen O'Shea
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  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    Ocean Conservation
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 51 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 8, 2015
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Director Biography - Behind the Mask, Florian Fischer

'Behind the Mask' was founded in March 2014. Members of the young German based film makers crew are:
Florian Fischer
Michael Kugler
Christian Back
Florian Niethammer

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Director Statement

'Behind the Mask' is a project about passion for nature. We love to dive, fly and shoot. Along the way we observe, listen and document. The results are published as films, pictures and reports.
As soon as we are on a trip we feel like little kids playing outside, discovering something new under each stone. With new media at hand and a long builded up expertise in creating appealing media, 'Behind the Mask' we find a healthy balance in our lives.
We always tell our honest thoughts in whatever we publish.
We want to be part of the global network of creative nature enthusiasts trying to push our own limitations a bit further every time.
We intent to be polite, entertaining and transparent in our actions.
We believe that by telling our stories we can shine a light on the beauty of nature.

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