Private Project

The Sea of Life

The Sea of Life is a documentary that invites the viewer to reflect upon the importance of marine species to life on Earth. It is a profound vision that seeks to garner respect for our world's ecosystems. On one hand, it takes the viewer through protected areas of the planet that are an example of environmental protection while on the other, it shows the root causes that have taken thousands of species to the brink of extinction.
The underwater paradises delved into are:The Great Barrier Reef of Australia, the largest coral reef in the world.Malaysia's island of Sipadan, an exemplary leader with regard to conservation of turtles.Palau in Micronesia, a worldwide reference for marine ecosystem conservation projects.The Fiji Islands, renowned for being the world's primary location for soft coral.Lastly, Indonesia, a veritable crucible for biodiversity on Earth.

  • Mónica González
    Director
  • Mónica González
    Writer
  • Daniel Rodríguez
    Producer
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    El Mar de la Vida
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    52 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 6, 2015
  • Country of Origin:
    Spain
  • Country of Filming:
    Australia, Fiji, Indonesia, Malaysia, Palau
  • Language:
    English, Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • PAF Tachov International Underwater Film Festival
    Tachov ( Czech Republic )
    March 18, 2016
    Czech Premier
    1º Prize. Professional Film Category
  • Festival Internacional de Cine Submarino
    Agüimes
    Spain
    May 7, 2016
    1st Prize Best Documentary
  • XIII Voda-More Oceany
    Hluboka nad Vltavou
    Czech Republic
    September 16, 2016
    1st Prize Environmental Category
  • XIV Matsalu Nature Film Festival
    Lihula-Haapsalu-Tallin
    Estonia
    September 22, 2016
    Estonian Premier
    City of Haapsalu Award, Special Recognizion of the Jury for Education, Conservation of the Environment and the Oceans Diversity, Junior Jury Award.
  • VIII Wildlife Vaasa 2016-International Nature Film Festival
    Vaasa
    Finland
    October 27, 2016
    Finish Premier
    Best Underwater Film
  • XXXI International Festival of Diving Films
    Vysoké Tatry
    Slovakia
    October 7, 2016
    Slovakian Premier
    2nd Best Documentary
  • XІV KYIV INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL "Kinolitopys"
    KIEV
    Ukraine
    November 30, 2016
    UKRAINE PREMIER
    "GOLD FRAME"
  • 2ND KOLKATA INTERNATIONAL WILDLIFE & ENVIRONMENT FILM FESTIVAL
    Kolkata
    India
    December 2, 2016
    India Premier
    Best Documentary Film
  • XX International Underwater Film Festival
    Belgrade
    Serbia
    December 16, 2016
    Serbian Premier
    Best Documentary Award Pro Category
  • IX International Underwater Film & Photo Festival
    Slovenske Konjice
    Slovenia
    January 28, 2017
    Slovenian Premier
    Grand Prix
  • 10th SEFF Smaragdni Eco Film Festival
    Hrvatska Kostajnica
    Croatia
    June 8, 2017
    Croatian Premier
    Special Mention Underwater Cinematography
Distribution Information
  • Takeaway Films S.L.
Director Biography - Mónica González

BIOGRAPHY AUTHORS

Mónica González is a journalist that has been working in different TV and Radio stations. She has directed and done the screenplay of the tv series SEAWAY, a 13 episodes around the World, in 2010.
In The Sea of Life, she has done the direction and the screenplay of the film.

Daniel Rodríguez is a executive producer, underwater cameraman and diving instructor. He work together with Mónica González since years, doing the executive production and the shooting of the documentaries that they do.

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