Rachel and NRDC teamed up last year for the documentary “Sonic Sea“. If you are a subscriber of their newsletter you have received a newsletter written on behave of Rachel herself asking people to join the NRDC Action Fund to ask representatives in Congress to say NO to weakening the landmark Marine Mammal Protection Act to fast-track oil and gas drilling.
When I was narrating Sonic Sea, NRDC’s breathtaking, Emmy-winning film about threats to marine life from industrial noise, I spent countless hours watching underwater footage.
And it probably won’t surprise you to learn what captured my heart the most: Whales. Dolphins. Seals. Sea lions. Manatees.
These remarkable marine mammals surprised me again and again with their beauty and intelligence, and their sense of humor.
So when I heard that Congress is considering legislation that would gut the bedrock conservation bill that protects marine mammals in U.S. waters, I knew I had to speak out.
The 38th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards were held yesterday and “Sonic Sea” – which is narrated by Rachel – was nominated for 3 Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Nature Documentary. The documentary took home two awards: Outstanding Music & Sound and Outstanding Nature Documentary. Congratulations to the filmmakers, producers and everyone involved! The documentary aired last year at Discovery Channel as part of their Discovery Impact series. The documentary was also part of many film festivals world wide. For more information about the documentary, be sure to head over to their official website. You are able to watch the acceptance speeches by the filmmakers after the jump. Be sure to also head over to official website to find out how you can take action. When you sign up you you’ll hear back from NRDC and IFAW on ways you can get involved to protect our oceans, marine mammals and our environment in the most effective way possible.
The 38th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards Nominations were announced yesterday by the The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). The documentary “Sonic Sea“, which is narrated by Rachel herself, received 3 nominations. The documentary is nominated for Outstanding Nature Documentary, Outstanding Graphic Design and Art Direction, and Outstanding Music & Sound. Congratulations to Rachel, directors Michelle Dougherty & Daniel Hinerfeld, NRDC and everyone involved! The documentary aired last year at Discovery Channel as part of their Discovery Impact series and was selected for multiple film festivals. For more information about the documentary, be sure to head over to their official website. The 38th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards will be presented on Thursday, October 5th, 2017. For a full list of nominations be sure to head over to EmmyOnline.com. The filmmakers took the official twitter account @sonicsea to thank Rachel, Sting and everyone else who contributed.
“I feel like [ocean noise pollution] is something people should know about. And there really are ways of improving the situation. It’s fairly dire”
–Rachel McAdams, “Sonic Sea” New York Screening May 2016
We hope everyone tuned in for the premiere of “Sonic Sea” earlier this week on Discovery Channel (US). Rachel narrated the documentary about protecting life in our waters from the destructive effects of oceanic noise pollution. It’s currently still available for (select) cable subscribers via Discovery GO. We highly recommend everyone to see the documentary. Right now there are 3 things we can do to help reduce ocean noise:
#1 Spread the word – Many people don’t know ocean noise pollution is a big problem! You can use the #StopOceanNoise and #SonicSea hashtags on social media to spread the word.
#3 Demand Change – Ask the white house to champion noise management efforts. Go to Discovery.com/OceanNoisePollution to sign the petition and be sure to spread the word about it. It takes less than a minute to sign the petition and you only need an e-mail address.
The Ocean Noise Pollution petition needs 100,000 signatures by June 15, 2016 to get a response from the White House. It is created in associated with NRDC, IFAW, and Discovery which are all associated with the “Sonic Sea” documentary.
Everywhere on Earth we can hear the songs of life. From small insects to the largest animals on the planet, our world is made up of the sounds of these creatures living and communicating with one another. This is even more apparent deep down in the darkness of the sea, where whales and other marine life depend on sound to mate, find food, migrate, raise their young and defend against predators. Yet, their symphony of life is being disrupted by the industrialized noise that has become commonplace in our oceans today – with tragic and deadly costs. The documentary will air at 9 PM ET/PT on the Discovery Channel. Be sure to check your local listing for the time. Continue reading
Rachel attended a special screening for the documentary “Sonic Sea” yesterday in New York. The documentary is about protecting life in our waters from the destructive effects of oceanic noise pollution and Rachel is the narrator. Rachel attended the screening alongside John Hoffman & David Zaslav from Discovery Channel, Anna Carter & Rhea Suh from Natural Resources Defense Council Board and Graydon Carter (Vanity Fair). Rachel is wearing a a Vivian Chan dress with Christian Louboutin heels. We have added the high quality images in our gallery and we expect additional coverage later-on.
The documentary will have a world wide premiere on May 19th on Discovery Channel and is currently screening around the world as part of the International Ocean Tour. For more information about the documentary and upcoming screenings be sure to head over to the official website.
Reel Screen is reporting that “Sonic Sea” has joined Discovery Channel’s ‘Discovery Impact’ series line-up. The documentary is narrated by Rachel, as we previously reported, and will air worldwide across Discovery Channel on May 19th.
Michelle Dougherty and Daniel Hinerfeld’s Sonic Sea and Paula Heredia’s Toucan Nation are the two remaining documentary specials set to air across Discovery Channel’s ‘Discovery Impact’ series later this year.
Created in partnership with Natural Resources Defense Council, Imaginary Forces and International Fund for Animal Welfare, Sonic Sea details the continued emergence of ocean noise pollution and the severe consequences it has on marine wildlife.
The film, which is narrated by Rachel McAdams, provides exclusive interviews with marine ecologists, ocean life experts and assorted wildlife activists, including Sting, to highlight how ongoing sound disturbances from shipping vessels and other sources have affected whales, including the phenomenon of cetaceans mass stranding themselves on beaches around the globe.
We missed this news before, but Rachel is part of the cast, as narrator, of the documentary “Sonic Sea“. It’s a documentary about the impact of military and industrial ocean noise on marine life. The documentary is currently touring at festivals and theaters across the country. It screened earlier this year at the Wild & Science Film Festival were it received two awards, including the Jury Award. It will screen this weekend, on March 20, at the Environmental Film Festival in Washington.
Throughout the ocean, whales depend on sound to mate, find food, migrate, and defend against predators. A century ago the seas were silent, but now humans fill them with an unbearable cacophony – the sonic “bombs” of oil prospectors, the whirr of freight ships, the shrieks of military sonar – driving whales to death and disorientation. Sonic Sea, narrated by Rachel McAdams and featuring Sting, tells the story of Ken Balcomb, a former Navy officer who solved the tragic mystery of a mass stranding, and the global network of scientists working to limit our deadly clamor. Directed by Michelle Dougherty and Daniel Hinerfeld.
Rachel is featured on Daniel Romano’s song “Toulouse”, which is featured on Romano’s album “Mosey”. It was announced last year that they also filmed a music video that will feature Rachel. (Official | Twitter)
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