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LIONS   SEA

OF
THE

FROM PRODUCER ADAM LEIPZIG WHO BROUGHT YOU

MARCH OF THE PENGUINS

The Galapagos Adventure Documentary

IN PRODUCTION

A COMING OF AGE STORY

In the magical realm of the Enchanted Islands, a young Galápagos sea lion pup confronts food scarcity and the devastating loss of his mother to illicit fishermen. With survival odds stacked against him, this determined pup embarks on a journey to find a new sanctuary.

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FILMMAKERS

The most accomplished team in the genre's history

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LUIS F. FERNÁNDEZ-SALVADOR

aka JAMAICANOPROBLEM

Explorer and filmmaker

DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER

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GUILLERMO NAVARRO

Oscar Winner
El Laberinto del Fauno

CINEMATOGRAPHY PRODUCER

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CHADI ABO

Oscar Nominee
The Cave, Matrix Reloaded

POST-PRODUCER

Elie

ELIE AKOKA

Blue is the Warmest Color, 
Love and High Life

COLORIST

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ADAM LEIPZIG

Ex-SVP, Walt Disney Studios

Former President of National Geographic Films

PRODUCER

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NICOLAS BECKER

Oscar Winner
Sound of Metal, Arrival, Gravity

SOUND DESIGN

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LILY VAN GHEMEN

A Son of Man,

The Lost Explorer

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

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MIDO DE SANTI

Technology executive

and diplomat

Rubiq Ventures

CO-PRODUCER

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HERVÈ SCHNEID

Cesar Award Winner
Amelie, Delicatessen, Europa

EDITING

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XAVIER GUERRERO

Poesía sin fin,

Danza de la Realidad

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

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MEREDITH BLAKE

An Inconvenient Truth, UnCharitable,

Forgiving Johnny

PRODUCER

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JIM SHERIDAN

Six Oscar nominations 

My Left Foot, The Boxer

NARRATION WRITER

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QUENTIN SIRJACQ

Black Flies,

My Father`s Stories

MUSIC COMPOSER

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MEDIA

SCIENCE TEAM

Group of experts with studies on Galapagos sea lions.

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Juan José Alava, Ph.D.

Ecuadorian expert in marine fauna and ecosystems with studies on Galapagos sea lions and their environment. He was the Science Director of the Ecuadorian Foundation for the Study of Marine Mammals

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Natalia Greene

Part of the International Rights of Nature Tribunal and consultant for Pachamama Alliance, played a key role in embedding Rights for Nature into Ecuador's Constitution. She holds degrees in Political Science and Climate Change.

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Natalie Schmitt, Ph.D.

Australian conservation genetic scientist, expert in developing holistic solutions to conservation. She has also been a documentary film presenter for Discovery Channel and National Geographic.

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Marti Spiegelman

With degrees from Harvard and Yale, is a leadership advisor. With over 40 years of experience, her work focuses on applying indigenous wisdom and technologies to enhance professional and societal evolution.

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Rodrigo Medellín, Ph.D.

Mexican ecologist and Senior Professor of Ecology at the Institute of Ecology, UNAM. In 2019 the National Geographic Society made Medellín the seventh Explorer-At-Large, the first one not from the U.S. or Europe.

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Dan Costa, Ph.D.

Professor at UCSC with a focus on marine mammals and seabirds' adaptations. Holds a Ph.D. from UCSC and postdoctoral work at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. and energetics of pinnipeds 
and seabirds.

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NATURE'S GUARDIANS

"Nature’s Guardians" is a compelling 20-minute short film, intricately designed as a scientific and policy-oriented companion to "Lions of the Sea". This film is strategically crafted to spark conversations around environmental stewardship and advocate for policy reform, targeting a diverse audience including educators, policymakers, and environmentally conscious viewers. Under the direction of Leo Leibovici and the co-direction of Dr. Natalie Schmitt, it aims to inspire and mobilize collective action towards preserving our natural world.

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Audrey Lavis

DIRECTOR

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Natalie Schmitt, Ph.D.

CO-DIRECTOR

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LIONS   SEA

OF
THE

FROM PRODUCER ADAM LEIPZIG WHO BROUGHT YOU

MARCH OF THE PENGUINS

The Galapagos Adventure Documentary

IN PRODUCTION

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A COMING OF AGE STORY

In the magical realm of the Enchanted Islands, a young Galápagos sea lion pup confronts food scarcity and the devastating loss of his mother to illicit fishermen. With survival odds stacked against him, this determined pup embarks on a journey to find a new sanctuary.