‘Of Shark and Man’ picked up by Hollywood sales agent Project 8

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Los Angeles based company to handle International sales of the multi-award winning feature documentary

‘Of Shark and Man’ has been creating a buzz among the general public and film industry alike in recent months and is now in the final stages of securing what the producers hope will be a worldwide release.

“It’s a really exciting time in the film’s development from an idea nobody thought was possible to being at the stage where a general release is now a real possibility,” says the film’s creator, David Diley. “The last few months have really seen a surge of interest in the film, culminating in the two awards we received at The Nice International Film Festival and now signing with a company that not only strongly believes in Of Shark and Man but one which truly gets the whole ethos about the film. I often wondered if I’d get one company interested in the film, in the end I had to choose one from four and I knew from first speaking to Jason that Project 8 would be the right match for the film.”

Project 8 Films is a production, sales and finance company based in Hollywood, California, specialising in start to finish production, co-productions, finishing funds and contract negotiations through worldwide delivery. Their CEO, Jason Loughridge says: “We are excited to be working with David Diley and his amazing feature documentary. Its not often we come across a person in society that quits their day job and follows their dream in life with no money or security, all at the risk of failure. This journey is not only about the powerful Sharks and the incredible story of Shark Reef, but also his journey along the way that will hopefully show people that in life you have to jump to move forward.”

Five years in the making, ‘Of Shark and Man’ is the feature debut of UK based film-maker, David Diley and tells the inspirational, untold story of Shark Reef in Fiji, a place where locals live side by side with sharks in a world where, far from the villain portrayed in western media, sharks have built an economy of their own and brought a once dead reef back to life.

This incredible story is told through the eyes of the film-maker, an ordinary, thirty-two year old from the UK’s industrial north who risked everything to fulfill a lifelong dream, a dream which finds him in the middle of a feeding frenzy with a hundred of the world’s biggest Bull Sharks. ‘Of Shark and Man’ has been described as having “some of the most brilliant nose to nose shark cinematography ever filmed.”

About the Film-Maker

David Diley is a multi-award winning UK based film-maker and owner of the film’s production company, Scarlet View Media. As both a terrestrial and underwater Cinematographer, Director and Editor, David has received wide international acclaim for his stylistic story telling of issues facing people and wildlife with a heavy focus towards marine conservation, in particular sharks.

www.scarletviewmedia.com

For more information, contact David Diley at david@scarletviewmedia.com or with specific queries relating to Of Shark and Man, via the movie website at info@ofsharkandman.com.

For distribution enquiries, contact Jason Loughridge at jason@project8films.com.

Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown

Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown

Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown are a husband and wife team of underwater photographers. Both have degrees in environmental biology from Manchester University, with Caroline also having a masters in animal behaviour. Nick is a fellow of the Royal Photographic Society in underwater wildlife photography and he also has a masters in teaching. They are passionate about marine conservation and hope that their images can inspire people to look after the world's seas and oceans. Their Manchester-based company, Frogfish Photography, offers a wide range of services and advice. They offer tuition with their own tailor made course - the Complete Underwater Photography Award. The modules of the course have been written to complement the corresponding chapters in Nick's own book: Underwater Photography Art and Techniques. They also offer equipment sales and underwater photography trips in the UK and abroad. For more information visit www.frogfishphotography.com.

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