Forests above and below sea level are disappearing at an accelerated rate globally, and California is no exception. This piece is aimed to draw attention and stewardship to California’s unique and irreplaceable underwater kelp forests that have experienced catastrophic loss in the past decade. This piece was written and supported by scientists at The Nature Conservancy and was filmed and produced by the Coldwater Collective. To dive deeper into this subject, filmmakers Justin Lewis and Sashwa Burrous will release a longer-format documentary in the future.
Film by Coldwater Collective with support from Coriolis Films
Directors: Justin Lewis and Sashwa Burrous, Coldwater Collective
Editor: Michelle Olivera
Cinematography: Justin Lewis and Sashwa Burrous
Sound Design: CLEOD 9 Music
Narrator and Writer: Tristin Anoush McHugh, The Nature Conservancy
Co-writers: Patrick Webster @underwaterpat, and Norah Eddy, The Nature Conservancy