Deadly Stings

Of all the dangerous creatures in the world’s oceans, the most deadly is not the shark or killer whale; it’s a nearly transparent warhead of massively lethal venom—the box jellyfish. After nearly dying from the sting of one in 1997, Dr. Angel Yanagihara of the University of Hawaii John A. Burns school of medicine dedicated her research to the study of box jellyfish to find an antidote and treatment for the painful and their permanently scarring stings. This is her story.

  • Ted Reed
  • Kathryn O'Kane
  • Ted Reed
  • Dr. Angel Yanagihara
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    5 hours
  • Completion Date:
    December 31, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • The Telly Awards
    New York
    United States
    Bronze, Online General-Science & Technology
Director Biography - Ted Reed

Emmy-and Oscar-award winning filmmaker Ted Reed…
has been producing, directing, writing, and shooting films and television since the 1970s. Creating documentaries, commercials, animated features, and broadcast and streaming series, he was one of the founding producers of television’s first nightly magazine program. His storytelling expertise has led to award-winning shows about gender equality, the future of communications technology, immigration, national parks, West Indian music, space tourism, assisted suicide, Jewish innovators, and handgun violence.

During his career he partnered with the MIT team who pioneered internet streaming video technology, produced New England’s first local all-digital TV broadcast and pioneered the use of interactive video for large business meetings.

Ted has taught and lectured at Harvard University, Tufts University, Boston University, Endicott College and the Boston Film and Video Foundation. He has brought filmmaking courses to elementary schools, community groups and retirement homes, and continues to run film, photography and music workshops at his office in Gloucester, MA.

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Director Statement

My 35 years’ experience as a video producer has taught me that effective videos require thought, planning, and purpose. This makes them the best medium to express ideas, value propositions, instructional content and just plain entertainment – it’s how we tell our most compelling stories.