A two-part documentary based on Mick Fanning’s return to the sea after meeting a shark will air on Tuesday, September 15 on M&C Saatchis This Film Studio and National Geographic.
Save This Shark, a two-part documentary starring Mick Fanning, will air on Tuesday evening September 15 on M&C Saatchis THIS. Film Studio (THIS) and National Geographic. The highly anticipated film follows the 3 x world champion surfer who became an ocean activist on his mission to research shark conservation.
From his hometown of Ballina to the tropics of the Bahamas, Fanning returns to the open waters to overcome his fear of sharks and to better understand them. Along the way, Fanning explores the problem of sharks versus humans, debunking common misconceptions, and learning about the latest technology that is helping humans and sharks live together safely while keeping them from extinction at the same time.
Save This Shark is the latest release from AACTA award winner and producer Michael Lawrence and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Taylor Steele. Save This Rhino, Fanning’s journey brought to life by the same creative minds behind the studio’s 2019 release, is the latest installment in a series of conservation documentaries partnered with Cisco.
“Mick Fanning is a three-time world surfing champion, an entrepreneur, a new dad and honestly a great person. It was an incredible experience working with Mick to better understand the sharks in our world through the lens of the infamous incident in South Africa and to document the changes in his life, ”said Justin Graham, Group CEO of M&C Saatchi AUNZ.
“The ‘Save This’ series, as well as the studio’s other innovative brand-funded projects, is exactly why M&C Saatchi made THIS film. The offering further diversifies our business and brings the power of creativity and storytelling into new channels to help brands connect with people. “
In 2018, the M&C Saatchi Group founded the film and television production studio THIS with award-winning documentary filmmakers, writers, producers and digital content pioneers Michael Lawrence and Nicholas Cook.
Michael Lawrence, Founder and CEO of THIS. The film studio said, “On THIS one. In the film studio, we focus on unleashing the potential of the human mind with our content. As storytellers, we are passionate about content that can create powerful and meaningful change. We did just that with Save This Shark and we are proud to be part of Mick’s journey. “
Lawrence and Cook are behind the critically acclaimed Bra Boys documentary about a gang in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, as well as First Love, Fighting Fear, You & Me, and the TV series The Crew. Joined by Taylor Steele, an award-winning creative and filmmaker known for surf culture filmmaking and his work on Corona’s “Where You Want To Be From” campaign.
Source: M&C Saatchi press release