Christmas Island is an Australian island, which lies just east of Cocos Keeling and just west of Bali, Indonesia. After all the pollution we found on the island of Cocos Keeling (click here), it was not suprising to see this footage of baby turtles getting stuck in the large pieces of plastic debris that have washed up on the beaches of Christmas Island.
Apparently making a movie is a lot more involved than is obvious at first. We initially planned to have the film finished in the Spring of 2011 (The current trailer on our website still references this date), 6 months after the completion of Khulula’s circumnavigation. The date has come and gone, and we are getting many inquiries from our supporters who want to see it! This note is for you – we have a definitely and firm release date for the end of April 2012. OceanGybe will be working along with Andrew Naysmith of Oak Bay Johnny Productions and Arwen Hunter of Gamut Productions and Something Something Studio’s.
After surfing epic, Indonesian perfection all day, the OceanGybe boys are hungry for more than waves and head to the local market for dinner supplies. “Kami mau dua ayam banyak, saya potong” translated from Bahasa Indonesian into English literally means, “We would like two big chickens, we will kill them”, but when you order a chicken in Indonesia, it arrives warm, feathered and definitely clucking.
WARNING: If you are squeamish (like Bryson…see him gag @ 06:48), a vegetarian or from PETA, please be advised, chickens are killed in this video and you might not want to watch. Plus there is some great surf!
Hi all, the updates have been fewer, but behind the scenes the OG crew has been busy working to get the film released this spring. We’ve also got a few more webisodes in the pipe, so stay tuned for those. In the mean time, we NEED YOUR creativity! We sailed the world, surfed its waves, scoured its beaches, and documented the plastic we found. OakBayJohnny is now busy editing our hours of rambling footage into a captivating film, we need a exciting title that captures the elements of the trip. Please send us your ideas asap, however wacky they might be! The winner will receive two tickets to the premier in Vancouver or Victoria (or another great prize if you can’t make it to either) Email us or post them on the FB Wall
OceanGybe has recently teamed up with Ocean Networks Canada and the Neptune and Venus Projects to help raise the level of awareness about ocean conservation. As part of their campaign, Ocean Networks Canada has been heading out across Vancouver and Vancouver Island with questionaries to see where the current level of understanding about our oceans stands. As a recent stop in Port Alberni, the team handed out hundred of questionaries and got some great replies. Continue reading →
Is this for real??!? I seriously hope they’re not invited to any schools. Or perhaps Oceangybe can come and present the other side of the story http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story/2010/12/01/man-plastics-schools-ambassador.html