International content producer Arniston Media has announce that it has completed shooting initial episodes of a Great White Shark docuseries “Apex Survival | The Expedition” in the waters around the southern tip of the African continent.
The Apex Survival series features Ocean Ramsey –- world leading shark behaviour expert, Juan Oliphant – early Sea Sheppard member turned shark photographer, Julia Wheeler –Australian champion free-diver and investigative photo journalist, and Tanya van Graan – South African conservationist, actress and free-diver.
The production team includes David Reichert – Primetime Emmy Award winning director of photography (Oceans, Deadliest Catch), Johnny Bleecher – two-time Primetime Emmy Award winning producer (Deadliest Catch), and expedition cinematographer Danie Ferreira (Ice Dogs, Cold Sweat).
Said marine biologist Ocean Ramsey, “Every year humans kill over 70 million sharks – about two to three sharks every second. They are being wiped out to the brink of extinction. The primary objective of the Apex Survival series is to assess the plight of Great White Shark in South Africa waters, raise awareness of just how incredible the Great Whites are through stunning visual imagery and inspire people to get involved and make a difference. It is now or never.”
Said executive producer Jakes Jordaan, “The Apex Survival series not only explores the mysteries of the vanishing Great White shark in South African waters, but also the growing relationships among three strong, independent women forming special bonds, while overcoming doubts and fears as they prepare to free-dive (no cage/no scuba) with a Great White shark.”
As a substantive entertainment platform, the Apex Survival series will provide viewers with unexpected action and adventure, emotional drama, history, local culture and marine science — all set against a backdrop of stunning oceanic and terrestrial cinematography.