Akua Films is an independent film maker devoted to marine life and
conservation. Their primary objective is to bring focus to issues that are
affecting many types of marine mammals with emphasis on endangered
species. This film in particular focuses on the human element as it
pertains to the dedication of those who choose to risk their lives to save
the lives of the largest of the marine mammal endangered species.
Additional works in process include In the Wake of Giants Part 2 and a
work on the highly endangered monk seals of the Hawaiian Islands.
About the Producer:
Mark DiOrio and his wife Mara Kerr are the Executive Producers of In the Wake of Giants. They are supported by accomplished Film Maker and Director Lou Douros and his son Blaise Douros who created the original music score for the film. The husband and wife team of Mark and Mara are dedicated to marine conservation and bringing issues of importance into the public domain. When visiting the Hawaiian Island Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary in February of 2010 and witnessing the incredible efforts of Ed Lyman and his team risking their lives to save the humpback whales from marine debris, they felt strongly and passionately that the story needed to be told and they sought out Lou Douros to help them do so. Mara has also just published her first book, Oceanus,The Infinite Healing Power of Love (Tate Publishing), a fictional story based on the real challenges our oceans face for our survival. Mara assisted Lou Douros on the story of In the Wake of Giants while Mark provided additional assistance in filming.
Lou Douros is an accomplished writer (print, web, blog, and video/film), director (production and post-production) photographer (still and motion) and producer. He's spent most of his nearly thirty years in the creative media space, traveling to more than 20 countries, mostly in developing nations, where he worked under some of the most stressful environments to capture a story worth telling later.
Contour is a sponsor of In The Wake Of Giants.
High Definition Contour cameras were used on helmet mounts to capture the close-up action for the film. Trained rescuers from the Hawaiian Islands
Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary use these durable, reliable
cameras to analyze and improve upon each rescue effort.