Souls of the Vermilion Sea is a documentary film and media outreach project focused on the struggle to save the world’s most endangered marine mammal, the vaquita. Over the past 3 years the filmmakers have been working to spread awareness of this issue through a variety of media platforms. They are now in the process of developing this project as a feature length film with a variety of partners.
Vaquita were discovered in the late 1950’s and it was presumed that their populations were already in decline. Since then, their numbers have rapidly decreased. The core cause for the decline is due to the use of gill-nets, which drown Vaquita.
Mathew Podolsky, Producer, helped found Wild Lens in 2011 with the goal of bringing biologists and filmmakers together to produce films that would have an impact on critically important wildlife conservation issues.
Ramona Mayes, Executive Producer, is a life-long environmentalist and a co-founder of the Mays Charitable Fund. She has worked with the stranding department at the Marine Mammal Center for six years releasing and rescuing seals on the Northern California Coast and is a primary donor for the Marine Mammal Center’s Monk Seal hospital which was officially opened September 2014 in Kona, Hawaii. She serves on the advisory committee for All One Ocean which is a grass roots organization in Marin County, responsible for setting up cleaning station on our beach and empowering youth to get involved in keeping our oceans clean.
Doors and concession stand open at 6pm, film screenings start at 6:30pm. All concession items are $2 and cash is required. Proceeds benefit the EOS Graduate Student Association.
Watch the trailer HERE.
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