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“Shark Girl” headed to America

Australia's ABC Commercial has sold the documentary, which tells the story of a young woman with a passion for saving sharks, to the Smithsonian Channel.
February 26, 2013

Australia’s ABC Commercial has sold the 1 x 57-minute documentary Shark Girl, which tells the story of a young woman with a passion for saving sharks, to the Smithsonian Channel.

Shark Girl follows Madi Stewart, an 18-year-old woman who has spent the past four years on a mission to save sharks. At 14 years of age, she eschewed what some would call a “normal” way of life in favor of home schooling on a small boat in the Pacific. Since then, she has taken to the seas with a camera in hand to swim with and document every kind of shark on the Great Barrier Reef.

“Madi is a remarkable and charismatic young woman, with an extraordinary passion for saving sharks,” said David Royle, executive vice president for programming and production at the Smithsonian Channel in a statement. “She is quite fearless, and unbelievably determined. It is a wonder to see her diving among the reef sharks and hammerheads.”

The film is produced by Kaufmann Productions (Project Manta, Lizard Kings).

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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