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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

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

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