FILM FOOTAGE HAS BEEN PROVIDED BY…
EarthViews Productions | www.earthviewsproductions.com
Since 1988, EarthViews Productions has been dedicated to producing high-quality television productions, campaign videos, home videos, and more. They cater predominantly, but not exclusively, to non-profit organizations that are working to protect animals, both wild and domestic, and the environment. They are a full-service production group.
Eric Engelken – Independent Videographer
During Keiko’s journey at the Oregon Coast Aquarium and his move to Iceland, Eric Engelken ran a weekly public access television show out of California called “Whale Tales.” Eric made the trip to Oregon twice to meet and film Keiko and many of the people involved in his recovery efforts. Eric also completed an internship at Paul Spong’s Orcalab on Hanson Island, in Canada.
Free Willy-Keiko Foundation | www.keiko.com
The Keiko Project — a joint non-profit effort by the Free Willy- Keiko Foundation and The Humane Society of the U.S., was established in 1994 to rescue, rehabilitate, and release to the wild Keiko, the most famous whale in the world.
Ocean Futures Society | www.oceanfutures.org
The mission of Ocean Futures Society is to explore our global ocean, inspiring and educating people throughout the world to act responsibly for its protection, documenting the critical connection between humanity and nature, and celebrating the ocean’s vital importance to the survival of all life on our planet.
OrcaLab | www.orcalab.org
OrcaLab research is land based as a matter of philosophy… research without interference. The approach works well in our area, with its many waterways and relatively small distances. OrcaLab’s location on Hanson Island at Blackney Pass is perfect for reception of radio signals from Johnstone Strait and Blackfish Sound, two of the most important areas used by the whales.
Matrix Video Production, Inc. | www.matrix-video.net
Since 2005 Matrix Video has been providing clients with extraordinary videographer services in broadcast, film, music videos, business and non-profits. Winner of three Bronze Telly Awards and one Silver Telly Award since 2007, President Nicole Coon and her team provided “Keiko The Untold Story” with valuable footage while filming interviews on location in San Fransisco, CA.
Orca Conservancy/Baby Wild Films – Michael Harris | www.orcaconservancy.org
Eleven time Emmy Award-winning producer, filmmaker and on-air science/wildlife specialist Michael Harris has used his unique affiliations and interests to help create some of the most imaginative television coming out of the Pacific Northwest. Over the last 20 years, Michael has held staff positions at a number of Seattle-Tacoma television stations, but he’s truly made his mark in the world of freelance network production and independent filmmaking. He is currently a regular contributor of HDTV ‘Weekend Windows’ for ABC’s Good Morning America, and produced material for New Line Cinema, CBS News, ABC News, Major League Baseball, ESPN’s SportsCenter and Baseball Tonight, MTV News, VH-1 and the E! Television network.
Michael was the first television journalist to cover the Keiko story, producing a news series in the spring of 1993 for Seattle’s NBC affiliate, even before ‘Free Willy’ was released, and went on to produce a number of Keiko films for Craig McCaw. Michael’s diverse résumé also includes an impressive list of successes as an environmental advocate. He co‐founded and serves as President and Spokesman for the renowned all-volunteer organization Orca Conservancy, the lead NGO calling for (and later helping to raise over a quarter million dollars toward) the 2002 rescue and translocation of the famous orphaned baby orca, Springer, back to her family, as well as two other high‐profile orca rescue efforts in the region. Under Michael’s leadership, Orca Conservancy was a Petitioner and later successful litigant in an historic U.S. District Court ruling against the Bush Administration that led to the first‐ever federal protection of the Southern Resident Community of orcas in Puget Sound under the Endangered Species Act – an extraordinary victory for the whales. He also has worked directly with the Regional Commander of the U.S. Navy in enacting mitigation measures now in place in Puget Sound to protect marine mammals from military sonar. In addition to his work with Orca Conservancy, he also served as a non-paid Northwest Spokesperson for the Free Willy-Keiko Foundation from the summer of 2002 through Keiko’s death in December 2003. Michael has become one of the Northwest’s best‐known, most successful conservationists… and all as a volunteer.
Stable Hand Video – Julie Murray | www.stablehandvideo.com
Stable Hand Video is dedicated to capturing the character and beauty of your horse in any situation. They specialize in documenting your horse shows and events. Their professional videos are a great way to showcase your horse or facility. If you are looking for ways to promote your stallion or sell your horse, video is the popular choice.
The Humane Society of the United States | www.hsi.org
The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest and most effective animal protection organization, backed by 10 million Americans, or one in every 30. Established in 1954, The HSUS seeks a humane and sustainable world for all animals—a world that will also benefit people. We are America’s mainstream force against cruelty, exploitation and neglect, as well as the most trusted voice extolling the human-animal bond.
Fernando Ugarte | bio>
Fernando Ugarte is the Head of Department for Mammals and Birds at the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources. He leads a team that gives advice to the government of Greenland for the management of caribou, muskoxen, seabirds and marine mammals, including whales, seals, walrus and polar bear. Fernando is member of the Scientific Committee of NAMMCO (North Atlantic Marine Mammal Commissions) and has been observer at the meetings of the IWC (International Whaling Commission), JCNB (Canada-Greenland Joint Commission for the conservation of Narwhal and Beluga) and the IUCN Polar Bear Specialist Group. Born in Mexico City, Fernando graduated as a biologist at the University of Tromsø in Norway. He worked as a scientist for the Sea Watch Foundation out of the United Kingdom and has traveled the world from Iceland to Antarctica in his research missions. Fernando was part of the team that worked with reintroducing the killer whale Keiko (featured the movie “Free Willy”) to the ocean.