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Audience Award: U.S. Documentary, Presented by Acura

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Coral reefs are the nursery for all life in the oceans, a remarkable ecosystem that sustains us. Yet with carbon emissions warming the seas, a phenomenon called “coral bleaching”—a sign of mass coral death—has been accelerating around the world, and the public has no idea of the scale or implication of the catastrophe silently raging underwater.

Enter Jeff Orlowski, director of Chasing Ice, which created irrefutable, visual proof of the melting ice caps. Orlowski’s next project is similarly evidentiary and powerful. Chasing Coral taps into the collective will and wisdom of an ad man, a self-proclaimed coral nerd, top-notch camera designers, and renowned marine biologists as they invent the first time-lapse camera to record bleaching events as they happen. Unfortunately, the effort is anything but simple, and the team doggedly battles technical malfunctions and the force of nature in pursuit of their golden fleece, documenting the indisputable and tragic transformation below the waves. With its breathtaking photography, nail-biting suspense, and startling emotion, Chasing Coral is a dramatic revelation that won’t have audiences sitting idle for long.

YEAR 2017

SECTION U.S. Doc Comp

COUNTRY U.S.A.

RUN TIME 91 min

COMPANY Exposure Labs

EMAIL larissa@exposurelabs.com

PHONE (303) 917-1027

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Artist Bio

Jeff Orlowski

Jeff Orlowski is the founder of Exposure Labs. He served as director, producer, and cinematographer on Chasing Ice, which screened for Congress, the White House, and the United Nations; received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song; and won a 2014 News and Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Nature Programming. Orlowski graduated from Stanford University with a BA in anthropology and was the inaugural Sundance Institute Discovery Impact Fellow for environmental filmmaking.