Director / Producer / Cinematographer: Eliana Alvarez Martinez
Eliana Alvarez Martinez is an award-wining, accomplished and truly versatile cinematographer/ director, her enthusiastic “Have-Camera-Will-Travel” outlook, has won her a steady stream of documentary, commercial, fiction and television engagement around the world. Her latest work as a director includes “Baja’s Secret Miracle”, a 12 minute documentary that won the award for Best Foreign Language Film at the Blue Ocean Film Festival & Conservation Summit 2014. The documentary recounts the story of Mario Castro, a fisherman that decided to change the destiny of his community, the film itself narrated by Castro takes us in a journey of decades, to understand how the town of Cabo Pulmo created the world’s most robust marine reserve.
Producer: Octavio Aburto
“Octavio Aburto is a professional photographer associate with the International League of Conservation Photographers and an Assistant Professor at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO). His photographs have been part of several conservation projects worldwide and have won international photography contests. Dr. Aburto obtained his PhD at the Center of Marine Biodiversity and Conservation at SIO, and was awarded the Jean Fort Award by the University of California, San Diego, for his significant contribution to an issue of public concern through his doctoral research. His research and photographs have focused on marine reserves and commercially exploited marine species and their fisheries in Mexico, Belize, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and the U.S.
Producer: Richard D’Angelo
Editing Advisor: Bob Eisenhardt
“Three-time Emmy Award winner and two-time Oscar nominee, Bob Eisenhardt is broadly considered one of-if not the – best documentary editor in the business. A frequent HBO collaborator, Bob tends to cut for top documentary directors like two-time Oscar-winner, Barbara Kopple and the legendary Albert Maysles. Films that he has edited have garnered two Oscar nominations, nineteen Emmys, two Peabodys, and numerous other awards. Two of his films, “Valentino: The Last Emperor” and “Dixie Chicks: Shut Up & Sing” are among the highest earning documentaries of all time.
Underwater Cinematographer: Alfredo Barroso
Alfredo is a cameraman specializing in underwater wildlife. He has filmed for wildlife documentaries, commercials, scientific expeditions and for conservation organizations. His credits include work on productions made for National Geographic, Discovery Channel and BBC. His work is supported by his knowledge in natural history and his master’s degree in General Biology.