“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.