Great White Shark 3D will explore the Great White’s place in our imaginations, in our fears, and in the reality of its role at the top of the oceanic food chain. Shot on location in South Africa, New Zealand, Mexico and California, the film looks to find the truth behind the mythic creature forever stigmatized by its portrayal in the world’s first blockbuster movie, Jaws.
Great Whites pre-date the dinosaurs in evolutionary history, and have evolved to be both warm-blooded and give birth to live pups, much like mammals, yet we fail to look on them with the warmth we might afford land based carnivores such as lions, tigers and bears.
GWS3D aims to reveal the strength and beauty of these animals by looking through the eyes of those who have been touched by their shark encounters: Mike Rutzen, South African shark operator, who swims with Great Whites in the aptly named Shark Alley; Dr. Chris Lowe who has been tagging juvenile Great Whites off the coast of Los Angeles and discovering more and more of their secret life; John O’Sullivan who oversees the capture of juvenile White Sharks for Monterrey Bay Aquarium; and two record-breaking free-divers, Frederic Bulye and William Winram, who tag Great Whites by simply holding their breath and free-diving with the sharks.
Great White Shark 3D concludes the oceanic trilogy begun by Wild Ocean and The Last Reef, and brings nature’s greatest predator to Giant Screen 3D as never before.