OCTOBER 18 – 22, 2023

Chasing Coral June 20th Film Insider Series

Exclusive San Diego Screening
CHASING CORAL – Official Selection 2017 Sundance Film Festival

Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world.

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
5:30 Cocktail Party
6:30 Screening, Q&A with filmmaker Zack Rago immediately following screening
8:30 Champagne Reception

Chasing Coral cocktail party will feature food by Craft Pizza, Pillbox Tavern and True Foods. Wine bar compliments of Overland and Shannahan, Beer provided by Stella Artois and guests can enjoy Buzz Boxes. The post screening reception will feature Le Medallion Champagne and cookies by The Cravory.

VIP All Access Pass holders, Film Insider Series Pass holders and SDiFF Patrons have been sent their exclusive invitation. Please RSVP quickly as this screening will be full.

To learn more about the San Diego International Film Festival and how your can participate CLICK HERE.

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Chasing Coral

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.

Producer & Director: Jeff Orlowski
Producer: Larissa Rhodes
Co-Producer: Stacey Piculell

CHASING CORAL is a film directed by Jeff Orlowski and produced by Larissa Rhodes, as an Exposure Labs production. It was filmed over three years, with 650+ hours underwater, includes footage from over 30 countries, and was made with the support of over 500 people around the world.

About Zack Rago
Zack Rago’s passion for the ocean began in the Hawaiian Islands where he
spent many childhood summers under the waves of the Pacific. His infatuation with coral led to a position in the reef aquarium industry for 4 years before bringing his passion to Teens4Oceans. Zack received his degree in Evolutionary Biology & Ecology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. As a talented reef aquarist and long time scuba diver, Zack believes that experience is the best teacher. Through hands-on research opportunities and experiencing the underwater world, Zack truly believes that We can cultivate a generation of educated, empowered and inspired Ocean Stewards. As the Research and Outreach Coordinator, Zack hopes to introduce youth to the beauty and complexity of our oceans while creating the same appreciation and love for coral reef ecosystems that he had as a child.