Sea of Shadows

Filmmakers: Richard Ladkani, Sean Bogle, Matthew Podolsky
AFS Representative: Ru Mahoney (Field Producer)
Runtime: 104 min

Sea of Shadows is a feature documentary thriller that follows undercover investigators, environmentalists, journalists, and the Mexican Navy on their desperate last-minute effort to rescue the Earth’s smallest whale—the Vaquita—from extinction. A looming disaster in one of the most spectacular environments on Earth sparks a rescue mission unlike any other in Sea of Shadows, a riveting new documentary with the intensity of a Hollywood thriller. When Mexican drug cartels and Chinese traffickers join forces to poach the rare totoaba fish in the Sea of Cortez, their deadly methods threaten to destroy virtually all marine life in the region, including the elusive and mysterious whale species known as the vaquita porpoise. But a team of brilliant scientists, high-tech conservationists, investigative journalists and courageous undercover agents put their lives on the line to save the last remaining vaquita and bring the vicious international crime syndicate to justice.

About the Representative

I believe in taking work seriously and ego not so much. I love my job and I put a tremendous amount of time and energy into being good at it. I’m motivated by interesting projects undertaken with talented, decent people. And I’m always open to conversations about possible collaborations or just really great whiskies.