A Non-profit charitable trust
The Ocean Stories Trust
More than ever, our oceans need the stories that will motivate people to protect them. Not because they need us, but because we completely depend on them for our survival, and because the oceans are home to millions species that have the same right to live and thrive as we do. The Ocean Stories Charitable Trust is a non-profit organisation based in New Zealand devoted to creating visual stories that will inspire people to know, love, and protect our oceans. Find out who we are.
The Sea Creatures Documentary
Sea Creatures is a poetic visual story that aims to bring viewers to the existential threats the creatures who inhabit the oceans face: climate change, overfishing, and pollution.
Sea Creatures bring together the stories of several free divers that are in close contact with the ocean creatures, their involvement in conservation , bringing together the beauty and grace of the ocean creatures and the beauty and stillness of free diving. A powerful example is the story of Natalie Parra, a Hawaiian free diver. After a near death experience, and a debilitating illness that nearly left her paralysed, Natalie returned to the oceans and decided to dedicate her life to protect them, creating Keiko Conservation.
In the documentary, Natalie embarks on a journey that will bring her to witness the threats that seven iconic sea creatures are facing. In her travels around the Pacific Ocean and South East Asia, she will meet seven remarkable women who are fighting for the oceans in different ways. From this journey of personal growth, a bond emerges between them, which will inspire direct and effective action to save the oceans from its greatest threat: humans.
The Ocean Voices Project
The Ocean Voices project aims to collaborate with free divers, scuba instructors and others passionate about the ocean, to communicate the main threats to our oceans: climate change, overfishing, and pollution.
We partner with sport people, instructors, tour operators, and educators to provide them with materials, workshops and resources to effectively communicate the message of ocean conservation.
You can find more here.
Ocean Dancers is a poetic series created with contemporary dancers and actors from New Zealand to bring attention to the enormous problem of plastic pollution in our oceans.
Born out of the collaboration between contemporary dancer Jess Newman and actress Alesha Pyers, Ocean Dancers is a series of short movies for free distribution on social media.
Nelson, New Zealand
We are based in the beautiful South Island of New Zealand, in the South Pacific Ocean.
We have an underwater studio on site to create our stories and we travel around the Pacific chasing stories that convey our mission to protect the oceans.
Note: we will be offsetting our carbon emissions at the end of each year.