Of Sharks and Men
A 4x 52′ documentary series, directed by Dirk Steffens & Jean-Luc Guidoin, written By Florian Dedio
They have evolved into perfect hunters. They are at the top of their food chain through aggression, speed, and intelligence. They are called humans and rule the dry lands of this planet.
But most of the earth is covered by water, and here, too, there is a perfectly evolved hunter: the shark. In his domain he is the fastest, most dangerous hunter. In the water, the shark is far superior to humans.
“Of Sharks and Men” is a documentary series about the relationship between these two creatures.
Through the four episodes of this series, we follow freediver Graeme Duane, as he interacts with four famous kinds of sharks: Great White Sharks, Bull Sharks, Tiger Sharks, and Sandtiger Sharks.
From his journey, we dive into historical, sociological, and scientific aspects of the relationship between sharks and men.
“Of Sharks and Men” is a documentary series about fear: about our unsubstantiated fear of sharks, and the consequences it has for sharks.
For me, the key to making “Of Sharks and Men” was finding and bringing together a multitude of shark (and human) related stories.
Perhaps the most rewarding was getting to meet and hear from five people who have been bitten by sharks, none of whom harbor resentment towards these majestic animals..
With Graeme Duane
Directed By: Dirk Steffens & Jean-Luc Guidoin
Written By: Florian Dedio
Creative Producer: Martina Haubrich
Produced By Gunnar Dedio, Marie Pilhan, James Hersov
Co-Producers: LOOKS Medienproduktionen GmbH, Angel Productions, Flying Fox Productions
Produced with the support of MSH