Documentary photographer and filmmaker Mark Tipple, best known for being the man behind the popular "The Underwater Project" has created a short movie about great white sharks. called "Shark Diver" However, this isn't your typical shark documentary, in fact, it's not a documentary at all, its a drama. Although shot with handheld cameras to give it a sort of documentary, life like feel, it is scripted and there are actors, which makes it entirely different from any other shark movie out there.
The premise is that a marine biologist, Luke Tipple (Mark's brother), loves sharks and therefore has become part of a shark diving outfit. However, he grows weary of the touristy side of the job, and yearns for something less commercial. A chance encounter with a sailor turns Luke's world around, as he learns about a previously unknown group of sharks in a remote location.
If you think Shark Diver being a drama instead of documentary would mean that it would lack in breathtaking shark footage, you would be wrong. Perhaps the movies most powerful moment is when Luke is swimming, cage free, next to a 16 foot great white.
The movie is definitely worth viewing, and purchasing it helps a good cause- 100% of the profits are being donated to the Human Society. The movie is available to purchase as an app from the iTunes store for only $1. So instead of forking over that buck for a dollar menu Big Mac, watch a cool movie and help save sharks. More information can be found on the movies website - sharkdivermovie.com.
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