The Whale shark; a gentle giant (part 2)

In the second part of our journey to Bahia de los Ángeles, we will discover more about the ecology and distribution on the whale shark, as well as the impact this noble giant has had on the local population an an ecotourism resource. Meet experts in the field, from scientist Dr. Abraham Vazquez, to tourist service providers and park rangers.

  • Francisco Castro Velasco
    Directed and created a series of amateur short films on marine life and conservation for my youtube channel "Poseidon & Kamohoalii"
  • Francisco Castro Velasco
    Fixer and assistant researcher for BBC's "Mexico" series, 2016.
  • Francisco Castro Vealsco
  • Arturo Arreola Cortéz
  • Francisco Castro Velasco
    Key Cast
  • Arturo Arreola Cortéz
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    The Whale shark; a gentle giant (part 2).
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Other
  • Genres:
    wildlife, conservation, sciencecommunication, social, marinelife, amateur, ecotourism, science
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 53 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 30, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    11,000 MXN
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Distribution Information
  • Youtube
    Country: Mexico
    Rights: Internet
Director Biography - Francisco Castro Velasco

I was born in Mexico city and raised in Ensenada, in northwest Mexico. Since I was very young I was a huge lover of the ocean, sea animals, nature and history, and I dreamt of being a naturalist, explorer and documentary filmmaker. I studied Environmental sciences and a masters in Marine Environmental Management in the University of York, and ever since, I've been pushing my career into science communication.

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Director Statement

My personal passion is to use storytelling to teach about the environment and the sea, and be able to remain rooted in the science world but with the creative liberty of the arts and filmmaking.