ABC Commercial has inked a deal with the Smithsonian Channel to bring SHARK GIRL (1 x 57’ HD) to North America.
The factual/natural history program tells the story of Madi Stewart, a young woman with a passion for sharks. When she was 14, Madi waved goodbye to the more conventional life of her peers and opted for home schooling on a small boat in the Pacific.
Armed with a small video camera she set out to single-handedly save the sharks she loved – the predators that strike fear in the hearts of most people. She dives without any mesh or cage, and her camera is her weapon to fight the ignorance that surrounds these spectacular and misunderstood creatures.
Today, at 18 years old, Madi has swum face to face with every kind of shark on the Great Barrier Reef, and she has come to realise that if sharks are endangered, so is the entire reef.
“Madi is a remarkable and charismatic young woman, with an extraordinary passion for saving sharks” said David Royle, Executive Vice President for Programming and Production at the Smithsonian Channel. “She is quite fearless, and unbelievably determined. It is a wonder to see her diving among the reef sharks and hammerheads.”
SHARK GIRL is Madi’s journey. One-of-a-kind and instantly engaging, free-spirited yet fully focused, playful yet considerate, youthfully idealistic yet down-to-earth; Madi is deadly serious about her life’s mission.
SHARK GIRL is from multi award-winning producers, Kaufmann Productions (Project Manta, Lizard Kings) led by Gisela Kaufmann (Producer/Director/Writer) and Carsten Orlt (Producer/Editor).
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