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FORMER NARRATIVE ARC

 

We travel on the tide of fear and enchantment, flashing back through portholes of time. We find him, mystified and shivering on the bottom of the ocean assisting in the monstrous efforts to re-make the first underwater photographs. Our presenter compares these old pictures with the revelations of today’s high-tech imagery and is baffled by the changes. He fights sea-monsters in hilarious Hollywood films (3D CGI) that exploit our historical fear for the ocean. He dives with Alexandra Cousteau, trialing the aqualung that in the forties liberated divers. He finds shipwrecks with high tech side scan sonar and gets stuck in a Navy sub (re-enact) to be rescued by remote controlled subs, armed with the underwater cameras. He ventures to the distant days when pioneers Hass and Cousteau showed the wonders of the deep, and despite his fear our presenter, like millions of people, starts to fall in love with the ocean.

  

Fascinated, our presenter swims with dolphins learning about their healing connection with disabled kids. He realizes what Jaws was to our fear; Flipper was to our love of the ocean. Our presenter floats in a bliss of beautiful images of ocean life that introduced the world to a Golden Age of underwater photography. Jason deCaires Taylor’s statues on the bottom of the ocean spring to life and represent the legends that put their lives at risk to give the world an eye under the sea. Our presenter descents with marine biologist James Cameron (CGI) and relives the excitement and challenges of making Titanic. He tells us that the eye under the sea was not only used for media and science, but is also for finding fish, oil and other resources. He is confronted with a world on the edge of an abyss – how can this be turned this around?

 

           
 

  

Our presenter in Bathysphere Trieste (re-enact) discloses how in 1960 its deepest dive discovered fish-life in the Mariana Trench preventing the trenches from becoming a nuclear dump. Scientists and image makers are joining forces and our presenter travels with today’s ocean activists like the Taylors, the Cousteaus, Rob Stewart, Dr Earle, Rodney Fox and Ric O’Barry who show him decades of ‘before and after’ images and ways to turn the ocean problems around. Our presenter uncovers the motivations of two deep ocean explorers, showing James Cameron Avatar’s sequel and Richard Branson getting ready to dive the deepest trenches. And he examines an international fleet of submersibles in a ‘race to the bottom to feed the world’. He travels with Dr Ballard on the Okeanos Explorer using Telepresence to discover the 95% of the ocean still shrouded in mystery. Our presenter designs his own future ocean with predictive modeling, is confronted with its fragile nature and learns that like all of us, he has to make life-changing choices. He sits on the deep ocean floor (CGI) near Hydro Thermal Vents and explains that here lays our true origin – and that now we are finding our way back home.

Our presenter finally faces his personal phobia; his fear of sharks – and with Rob Stewart he dives, first scared but soon with an indescribable joy he hugs one.

Interconnected with our multi-platform project

Is our multi-media gaming platform that continues where the series leaves off, enabling the viewer to experience the Eye under the Sea and take positive action. It provides a user-generated platform for unrelated groups (e.g. underwater image makers, divers, marine scientists, game designers, entrepreneurs and school students) to connect and contribute. Through the fun of gaming, players will create solutions to the ocean’s problems, which then can be implemented in the real world. Research has shown that quality gaming is a highly effective educational tool and is ideally suited to utilize the vast amount of Eye under the Sea research data.