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Quibi, Michelle Rodriguez take to the ocean for “Ten Ton Chum”

Short-form mobile streamer Quibi will explore the ocean’s most mysterious ecosystem with Fast & Furious and Widows actor Michelle Rodriguez. Produced by MAK Pictures, Ten Ton Chum (working title) will document a “first-of-its-kind scientific endeavor” by engineering the ...
October 8, 2020

Short-form mobile streamer Quibi will explore the ocean’s most mysterious ecosystem with Fast & Furious and Widows actor Michelle Rodriguez.

Produced by MAK Pictures, Ten Ton Chum (working title) will document a “first-of-its-kind scientific endeavor” by engineering the largest controlled oceanic feeding frenzy. 

Film crews will be on the scene to capture the footage as a 10-ton (20,000-pound) ball of shark chum is deployed into open waters. The bait will be built around a protective shark cage, which will allow divers to swim with the gathering storm of sharks and other marine predators as it descends into the depths.

Environmental advocate Rodriguez (pictured) will join divers swimming within the bait ball to witness the frenzy firsthand while also observing varying behaviors of aquatic species at surface level, at 100 feet below, and how those behaviors change once the sun sets. 

The large ball of chum will then detach itself from the protective cage, with an array of deep-water cameras capturing footage of the mysterious creatures that lurk along the ocean floor below.  

Ten Ton Chum is executive produced by Mark Kadin and Will Ehbrecht for MAK Pictures.

A premiere date has yet to be announced. 

 

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Jillian Morgan is a special reports editor at realscreen with a background in journalism and digital marketing. She joined the publication in 2019 after serving as the assistant editor to trade publications HPAC and On-Site. With a bachelor of journalism from the University of King's College in Halifax, she also works as a freelance writer and fact-checker.

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