Friends and family,
As you know I have been working on "Putting the Pieces Together" for the last two and a half years. I have been doing this mostly on my own. Fortunately, I have friends such as David Hartman and Carlie Adams, who donate their own homes and equipment for me to use.
I have entered the PADI "Sea the Change" video competition with an 8-minute video that explains my project, and gives an encapsulation of the feature-length film. The competition is for a $5,000 cash prize.
Quite frankly - I could use everyone's support to help win this competition. My editing system is aging fast. At seven years old, the hardware and software that run all the post-production is no longer supported (for the techies, its an outdated PowerPC G5 Mac that has not run current software for the last 4 years). It is in dire need of replacement, but the cost is more than I can afford.
With your help, I can replace my tired workhorse, and will be able to continue producing documentaries for marine conservation organizations that cannot afford to pay for outreach media, as well as my own ecologically minded films.
So please, click here and vote for "Documenting Global Coral Reef Restoration". You can vote once a day for my entry, so please help me by bookmarking the URL and voting daily. I thank you for your help.
How it all began...
Thomas, a close friend who lives in Thailand, lost his family in the 2005 Christmas tsunami. Searching for good amidst the tragedy, he discovered Biorock, the reef restoration process championed by Dr. Thomas Goreau. After some convincing on his part, I grabbed my camera and journeyed to Indonesia to learn about saving our coral reefs. But the story didn't end there. My education about the perilous state of hard corals brought me back to Florida, where I followed another restoration process developed by Ken Nedimyer in Key Largo. Trips to Kosrae and Australia followed, as I sought out healthy corals in an effort to explain what is going on with our coral reefs.