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LevelK dives into The Last Ocean

LevelK dives into The Last Ocean


The Copenhagen/NY based sales house LevelK has joined forces with New Zealand filmmaker Peter Young to bring to the world an urgent and intriguing documentary that lifts the lid on commercial fishing in the most pristine marine ecosystem on Earth, the Ross Sea, Antarctica.

“This story comes from a place few have had the privilege to see - yet it has relevance to people from all over the world” said Young. “I look forward to working with LevelK and bringing this film to as large an audience as possible.”

The timing is right for a documentary that sheds light on the global effects over-fishing is having on our oceans. With the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) voting this week on the future of the oceans surrounding Antarctica, support for protecting the Ross Sea is rolling in from influential players such as Leonardo Di Caprio, Richard Branson and Sam Neill and alliances with Environmental organizations such as WWF, Pew Environmental Group and Greenpeace.

“We are extremely proud being involved in "saving" The Last Ocean and see the great importance to create world-wide awareness. The Last Ocean is an amazing entertaining documentary that keeps you in your seat and makes you understand,” said Tine Klint, managing director of LevelK.

The Last Ocean is written and directed by Peter Young, one of New Zealand’s leading documentary makers. The 87-minute documentary tells the story of the race to protect Earth’s last untouched ocean before it is destroyed by our insatiable appetite for fish. Through insightful interviews and breathtaking cinematography, Young explores the complexity of the world’s southern-most fishery where, each summer an international fleet breaks through ice to target the Ross Sea’s large and lucrative Antarctic Tooth fish. The fish are then re-branded to the more palatable name ‘Chilean Sea-bass’ and are highly prized in the upmarket restaurants of New York and Asia. But Antarctic tooth fish are a top predator in the Ross Sea – lose them and the natural balance of the last pristine marine ecosystem on Earth will be lost forever.

The Last Ocean is supported by NZ on Air, the New Zealand Film Commission, Antarctic Ocean Alliance, Biotherm, Whale and Dolphin Conservation, International Fund for Animal Welfare, Park Road Post, Global Ocean, and Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition.

The Last Ocean is the latest addition to the LevelK’s growing documentary label and joins ranks with other acclaimed titles: ½ Revolution, Moon Rider, Planet RE:think and Prostitution Behind the Veil.

Peter Young, Fisheye Films
Peter Young established Fisheye Films in Christchurch New Zealand in 1997 and has worked as a freelance director and cameraman ever since. He has credits in well over a hundred documentaries, among them; A documentary for the BBC’s Blue Planet Series, a Giant Squid film for prime time Discovery and the final tribute documentary for Sir Edmund Hilary. Peter produced and shot the award winning series Hunger for the Wild for TVNZ and is now working on his second series of Coasters.

Peter recently completed his first feature documentary The Last Ocean, a project he began six years ago. This labour of love has expanded into the formation of a Charitable Trust to promote the protection of the Ross Sea, Antarctica, the world’s most pristine marine ecosystem.

Peter has won many awards for his skills and creativity behind the camera, both shooting and producing, but it's the opportunity to work with great teams and telling inspiring stories that keeps him in the business.

About LevelK:
LevelK ApS is a sales company that represents international production companies and manages the distribution rights for quality films and television productions worldwide. Based in Copenhagen and New York, one of LevelK’s focuses is documentaries.

Learn more, visit www.levelk.dk
The Last Ocean www.lastocean.co.nz

View the promo here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaqEWbHNQGo&feature=plcp
Peter Young’s credits include:
Chasing Giants - On the trail of the Giant Squid, Discovery Channel, documentary
Honouring Hillary, TVNZ, documentary
Explorers, TVNZ, series with Peter Elliot
Hunger for the Wild, TVNZ, three series
Blue Planet, BBC, series
Country Calendar, TVNZ, series
Coasters, TVNZ, two series
Get Fresh with Al Brown, TVNZ, series

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