The Shark with a Thousand Names

Rumor has it that some fishermen in Indonesia have a very special relationship with giants of the sea. To find out more, a team of underwater filmmakers and photographers steps off the beaten path. They take their cameras on a journey deep into an almost unknown region in Indonesia to discover a newly discovered whale shark population.

Getting up close and personal with the whale sharks underwater and meeting local fishermen, The Jetlagged tell a rare story of peaceful coexistence between humans and sharks – a story that we can all take something away from.

T E A M :

Director: Hendrik S. Schmitt
Producer: Ben Trayner
Writer: Claudia Schmitt
Underwater Camera: Claudia Schmitt, Andy Wheatcroft, Audita Harsono, Alex Kydd, Emma Hanney
Camera: Hendrik S. Schmitt
Original Music composed by: Sascha Blank  

F E S T I V A L   S C R E E N I N G S   &  A W A R D S :

April 2023 – International Ocean Film Festival San Francisco, USA
April 2023 – Paf Tachov, International Festival of Underwater Photography, Films and Children’s Artwork, April 2023, Czech Republic, Award: 2nd Prize
April 2023 – Cinemare Ocean Film Festival, Kiel, April 2023, Germany
May 2023 – Dana Point Film Festival, USA
May 2023 – International Nature and Environmental Protection Filmfestival, Gödöllö, Hungary
June 2023 – Kaş International Short Film Festival, Turkey
June 2023 – Blue Water Film Festival, San Diego, USA
June 2023 – PIWEFF Pakistan International Wildlife and Eco Film Festival
July 2023 – Travel Fest Albania
July 2023 – KIOFF Korea International Ocean Film Festival, Korea
August 2023 – Ocean Films Húsavík, Iceland
September 2023 – Green Screen International Nature Film Festival, Germany
September 2023 – Paris Shark Fest, France
September 2023 – Finisterra Brazil Film Art & Tourism Festival, Brazil
September 2023 – IFF Ekotopfilm – Envirofilm Slovakia
September 2023 – SEFF – Smaragdni eco film festival
September 2023 – ON THE BEACH International Film Festival, Sofia, Bulgaria
October 2023 – 38th International Festival of Diving Films and Photographs MFPF Slovakia – Grand Prix 3. Place
October 2023 – SunChild International Environmental Festival, Armenia
November 2023 – FIIN – Festival Internacional de Imagem de Natureza, Portugal
November 2023 –CIMASUB 47th edition of the Donostia-San Sebastián International Underwater Film Festival – 3rd Place Documentaries
December 2023 – International Underwater Film Festival Belgrade
January 2024 – Thunder Bay International Film Festival
February 2024 – 15th International Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Fest
February 2024 – Dunedin International Film Festival, 2024

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