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Hundreds of feet beneath the ocean surface, below the emerald islands of Howe Sound lie prehistoric glass sponge reefs thought to have been extinct for over 40 million years. Their discovery in the 1990’s catalyzed a group of citizen scientists into action – putting their money and lives on the line to advocate for the protection of these vulnerable animals.

Outside interests are divided over the future of Howe Sound, putting the lives of these animals into jeopardy. This film explores our current state of ecological uncertainty and the people going  up against industry and government to ensure the survival of a small part of our planet, before it is too late.  Streaming on CBC GEM (Canada)

Director: Nate Slaco
Director of Photography: Bryce Zimmerman
Executive Producer: Josh Huculiak
Producers: Bryce Zimmerman & Nate Slaco
Researcher: Katherine Green
Underwater Cinematography Consultant: Jan Schaedle Ubeda
Underwater Camera Operator: Hamish Tweed

Underwater Camera Support: Vanessa Heal
Camera Assistant: Zoe Turner
Sound Designer & Re-Recording Mixer: Oscar Vargas
Composer: Scott Currie
Colourist: Sam Gilling
Graphic Designer: Victoria Hall

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