Shawn Heinrichs (United States)
Shawn Heinrichs, Founder & Executive Producer, Blue Sphere Media
Shawn is a passionate scuba diver, cinematographer, and marine conservationist, tirelessly committed to protecting the environment he cherishes. As an independent filmmaker and founder of Blue Sphere Media, a production company specializing in underwater and adventure films, he has a unique opportunity to influence our collective mind set and globally fuel the blue movement. His award-winning work has been featured in broadcast, promotional and conservation productions around the world. In addition, he is a published conservation photojournalist.
Shawn has a special affinity for pelagics including sharks, rays and marine mammals. Much of his work focuses on these threatened creatures, as a filmmaker and a conservationist. Two key areas of his focus include ending shark finning and establishing marine protected areas. Shawn\\\\\\\'s fieldwork places him at the heart of endangered species trade, capturing rarely seen footage of these destructive networks. In furtherance of his passion, Shawn is an international advisory board member of WildAid, an organization focused on ending trade in endangered and threatened species, and Board member of Shark Savers, a grassroots organization committed to saving sharks through awareness and education. Shawn also serves as a conservation and video moderator for www.wetpixel.com, the internets leading underwater photo/video forum.