The four-part documentary series from James Cameron (Avatar, Titanic), and produced by Red Rock, features actress Sigourney Weaver as narrator.
The series was “filmed across 24 locations over three years, this saga ventures into the world of whales to reveal life and love from their perspective and explores the cultures of orcas, belugas, narwhals, sperm whales, and humpback whales,” according to National Geographic’s website.
Mr. Cameron is a passionate environmentalist and ocean fanatic: “He believes that the best way to protect nature and our planet is to become emotionally connected with them,” Red Rock senior vice president Shannon Malone-deBenedictis said to Washingtonian. “When you care about them and you really understand them, then you’ll be more in line to work to protect them.”
Launched in 2010 by National Geographic alum Brian Armstrong, Red Rock has worked as a production crew for numerous National Geographic, Discovery, and Smithsonian Channel programs over the years, including Air Warriors, Wild Alaska, and the ever-popular Shark Week. Red Rock is also releasing its first Netflix series this summer.
In addition to its Silver Spring headquarters on Sligo Avenue, Red Rock also has satellite offices in South Africa and Norway. “Red Rock Films’ objective is simple: make great television,” according to the company’s website. “We put the best people in the best place at the right moment and give them the tools to make magic happen.”
Photo courtesy National Geographic