*The FULL version of the film won the Underwater World prize at the Fremantle Underwater Film Festival, 2015.
From Byron Bay to Bateman's Bay, on the east coast of Australia, there is a vibrant ocean and beach culture, which is shared by all locals. Their joy, their livelihoods, and their local identity is intertwined with the ocean and ultimately on the future conservation of marine parks and sanctuaries, giving iconic species like the friendly Blue Groper a chance to replenish.
Check out the Event Listings on our homepage to watch the full short documentary, 'My Saltwater Sanctuary': bluebottlefilms.com
Produced & directed by James Sherwood & Danielle Ryan - Bluebottle Films for The Wilderness Society, The Nature Conservation Council & the Save Our Marine Life Alliance.
(This film is a part of an Australia-wide filming project documenting the science and the experiences of locals, who live beside marine reserves.)