Chasing Coral taps into the collective will and wisdom of an ad man, a self-proclaimed coral nerd, top-notch camera designers, and renowned marine biologists as they invent the first time-lapse camera to record bleaching events as they happen. Unfortunately, the effort is anything but simple, and the team doggedly battles technical malfunctions and the force of nature in pursuit of their golden fleece: documenting the indisputable and tragic transformation below the waves. With its breathtaking photography, nail-biting suspense, and startling emotion, Chasing Coral is a dramatic revelation that won’t have audiences sitting idle for long.

Filmmaker Bio


Jeff Orlowski is the founder of Exposure Labs and served as director, producer, and cinematographer on Chasing Ice, which screened at Congress, the White House and the United Nations, and has received an Academy-Award nomination for Best Original Song, and won a 2014 News and Documentary Emmy® award for Outstanding Nature Programming. Jeff served as Producer on the award-winning film, Frame By Frame, and was the inaugural Sundance Institute Discovery Impact Fellow for environmental filmmaking.

Cast & Credits

Director & Producer Jeff Orlowski 
Producer Larissa Rhodes
Co-Producer Stacey Piculell
Editor Davis Coombe
Cinematographer Andrew Ackerman
Cast Richard Vevers, Zackery Rago, Dr. John “Charlie” Veron, Trevor Mendelow, Andrew Ackerman



CINE CUISINE: Ocean to Plate Experience Sponsored by USAID

THURSDAY   Jan 11, 2018

6:00 PM   An Ocean to Plate experience by SlowFish Barbados, featuring small plates of delectables from the sea and land prepared fresh by three of Barbados’ top chefs, Eddie Classic, Chef “Moo”, Rhea Gilkes.

8:00 PM   CHASING CORAL (Feature length documentary followed by discussion) 2017 Sundance winner and 2018 Oscar contender.

Copacabana Beach Club, Bay Street, Bridgetown

$40 (film & reception)

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