The Last Reef Inspires Conservation Leaders5/8/2012
The Last Reef's Powerful, Positive Message Garners Awards, Thrills Audiences, and Highlights the Importance of Threatened Ocean Communities
Described as "breathtaking" and "positively otherworldly" by The Montreal Gazette, The Last Reef contributed to a record-breaking March break at the Montreal Science Center, drawing over 19,500 viewers in only nine days.
Premiering with support from global partners including the United Nations Environment Program, NOAA, and Tommy Remengesau, Jr. (former president of Palau), the film is a hit with critics and audiences alike. Among other honors, The Last Reef most recently received the Save Our Seas Foundation's award for Best Marine Conservation Message at the International Wildlife Film Festival.
The Last Reef inspires audiences with the beauty and diversity of the ocean's complex parallel worlds, and builds awareness of our power to preserve these seemingly-distant "cities beneath the sea." This uplifting environmental message is uniting world-renowned conservation scientists, global leaders, and the film's directors, in an effort to share the importance of these fragile ecosystems.
"There are people out there who I think are reachable and I think films like this help because you have to grab somebody's heart strings in order to make them listen," said Dr. Sacha Vignieri, associate editor of Science, at an exclusive preview of The Last Reef hosted by the magazine's publisher, The American Association for the Advancement of Science, at its headquarters in Washington, DC.
Check out Voice of America's featured Earth Day coverage of The Last Reef here.
About The Last Reef
The Last Reef is a production of Giant Screen Films, Yes/No Productions, and Liquid Pictures and is directed by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas; Director of Photography: D.J. Roller. The film is distributed by Giant Screen Films and opened worldwide in February 2012.