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Cetaceans of the Shelf

Cetaceans of the shelf follows the journey of a group of young sailors who journey 100 miles off Tasmania's coast to reach the continental shelf. Here they search for palegic megafauna, known to visit the shelf in seach of food. With the hope of showcasing the abunance of life that wild Southern Ocean holds.

  • Amy Lawson
  • Amy Lawson
  • Nathan Porter
    Key Cast
  • Esti Gorri
    Key Cast
  • Manu Zoeschg
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  • Tom Du Toit
    Key Cast
  • Mike Lee
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  • Matilda Whitney
    Key Cast
  • Amy Lawson
    Key Cast
  • Amy Lawson
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    Nature, Wildlife
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 10, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    300 USD
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Director Biography - Amy Lawson

Amy is a passionate young filmmaker who is utterly captivated by the wonders of the natural world. From the earliest moments of her life, Amy's profound fascination for animals has been a guiding force, leading her to document their remarkable lives on film. Her ultimate goal is to share powerful messages about the ocean and its incredible inhabitants, hoping to ignite a profound sense of caring and inspire a collective effort for the preservation of these magnificent realms.

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Director Statement

Filming pelagic megafauna is certainly exciting and rewarding. Every day on the ocean when searching for wildlife is different, and you can't guarantee what will happen or if you will even find anything at all. And then you have the days where there is so much happening you can't possibly film it all at once. This was one of those days. It's moments like these that truly show how precious our ocean ecosystems are.