Directed by Su Rynard and co-written by Sally Blake, “Reef Rescue,” is a co-production between Capa Presse (Films à cinq), Arte France, and Merit Motion Pictures, produced by Merit Jensen Carr, Sally Blake, and Aaron Floresco. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Vulcan Productions also contributed to the piece.
The purpose of the Jackson Wild Media Awards, Nature film’s equivalent to the Oscars, is to celebrate excellence and innovation in nature, science, and conservation storytelling, and inspire commitment to protect and restore natural systems more than ever.
Best Conservation Film category awards the production that most effectively relates conservation issues and/or solutions and the individuals dedicated to the protection of a species, ecosystem, or some other aspect of the natural world. The finalists at the festival were selected by more than 150 international judges.
The documentary covers the disappearance and preservation of corals. Ocean temperatures have reached record levels, which increase episodes of bleaching. Nevertheless, some "superheroes" corals are resisting this deadly scourge. Well-known scientists are studying their surprising properties. The stakes are huge since corals are essential for the oceans, and therefore for humans.