Silver Spring’s Red Rock Films Earns Three Emmy Nominations for “Secrets of the Whales”

Silver Spring-based Red Rock Films has earned three nominations for the Disney+ / National Geographic series “Secrets of the Whales” for the 73rd Primetime Emmy® Awards.

According to a press release, the three nominations include:

  • Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Series
  • Outstanding Cinematography For A Nonfiction Program
  • Outstanding Narrator—Sigourney Weaver

The Emmy nominations come on the heels of Red Rock Films’ announcement of a new, 8,000 square foot headquarters in Silver Spring, the appointment of a new Vice President of Creative Content, and major projects streaming in July, including the 8-part series “Penguin Town” on Netflix, “Shark Attack Files” and “World Biggest Bull Shark” on National Geographic as part of “SharkFest” and “MotherSharker” as part of Discovery’s “Shark Week.” 

“The complexity, ambition-level and budget of “Secrets of the Whales” meant it was the biggest wildlife series Red Rock Films had ever done, and with these Emmy® nominations, we are beaming with pride in our incredible team,” Brian Armstrong, President of Red Rock Films, said in a statement. “As an independent production company, our philosophy has always been to put the best people in the best place with the best gear at the right time and let the magic happen. And with “Secrets of the Whales,” we couldn’t have asked for a better, more unstoppable team, or more collaborative partners across the board, including James Cameron, Sigourney Weaver, Brian Skerry, and Raphaelle Thibaut; as well as the brilliant crew at National Geographic and Disney+, led by Janet Han Vissering, whose vision made the entire series possible.”

According to Red Rock Films, “Secrets of the Whales”, which is directed by James Cameron and narrated by Sigourney Weaver, “plunges viewers deep within the epicenter of whale culture to experience the extraordinary communication skills and intricate social structures of five different whale species: orcas, humpbacks, belugas, narwhals and sperm whales. With Academy Award®-winning filmmaker and conservationist James Cameron, and featuring the skill of acclaimed National Geographic Explorer and Photographer Brian Skerry, the four-part special-event series unveils new science and technology to spotlight whales as they make lifelong friendships, teach clan heritage and traditions to their young, and grieve deeply for the loss of loved ones. Produced over three years in 24 global locations, throughout this epic journey, we learn that whales are far more complex and more like us than ever imagined.”

Graphic courtesy National Geographic

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