“Of Shark and Man” nominated for three awards at Nice International Film Festival of World Cinema


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Official-Selection-Website-Image-900x450Feature Documentary Recognised At The World Famous Week Long Festival In The South Of France

“Of Shark and Man” has received nominations for awards in three categories at the prestigious film festival which takes place between the 7th and 14th of May in the beautiful French city of Nice. The nominations are in the following categories:

  • Best Cinematography in a Documentary
  • Best Editing of a Documentary
  • Best Sound Design

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 fulfil 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.”

David Diley, the film-maker behind “Of Shark and Man” said:

“This is an incredibly exciting acknowledgement of all the hard work that went in to the making of this film, not just from myself, but from all the people who contributed to helping make ‘Of Shark and Man’ what it is. When I started the submissions process to the festival circuit, this is the event I most wanted to accept the film, so to not only be accepted, but to receive nominations in three categories, is a huge honour.”

This announcement coincides with the weekly releases of six ‘making of’ films which started on Monday, March 14th with “Origins,” and continues on Monday March 21st with the release of “Getting The Look.” These films can be viewed at the official movie website, www.ofsharkandman.com.

About the Film-Maker:

David Diley is an 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.

The film’s trailer can be found here.


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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