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Shadows in a Desert Sea  (1993)

A marvellous spectacle in the world of the sea

An extraordinary glimpse into a vast and complex underwater community, this multi award-winning production takes a look at the Sea of Cortez through the eyes of a tiny barnacle blenny.

Impressive cinematography from the world-famous marine photographers Howard and Michele Hall records the drama that unfolds around this tiny fish as it shelters near the summit of a large seamount. Moray eels stalk unsuspecting prey as giant squid rise from the depths and legions of hammerhead sharks pass overhead, casting their formidable shadows.

A visually stunning profile of life in the thousand mile stretch of water between the Baja California Peninsula and the Pacific Coast of Mexico. Beautifully filmed, this fifty minute programme is an outstanding example of the Halls' adventurous filmmaking style. An intriguing account of a flourishing ecosystem, it won the coveted Golden Panda at Wildscreen 1992.

Copyright holder

Copyright Holder: ITN Source
Address: 200 Gray's Inn Road
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (0) 207 430 4480

Film credits

Editor: Mark Fletcher
Writer: Barry Ernest Paine
Narrator: Barry Ernest Paine
Executive Producer: Michael Rosenberg
Producer: Howard Hall
Photography: Howard Hall
Assistant Producer: Michele Binder Hall
Sound Editor: Chris Godden
Music Composer: Jennie Muskett
Additional Photography: Bruce Reitherman
Assistant Cameraman: Bob Cranston
Additional Photography: Bob Cranston
Assistant Cameraman: Mark Conlin
Additional Photography: Mark Conlin
Additional Photography: Norbert Wu
Additional Photography: Chip Matheson
Assistant Editor: David Pearce
Additional Photography: Bruce Synderman
Assistant Sound Editor: Monica Spear
Dubbing Mixer: Richard Crosby
Music Conductor: Ian MacPherson
Production Co-ordinator: Sonja Grimes
Production Manager: Jacqueline White
Production Organisation: Partridge Films Limited
Production Organisation: WNET 13, New York

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