Ireland’s Deep Atlantic – Ken O’Sullivan

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Ken is a documentary filmmaker based in Lahinch, Co. Clare, who founded Sea Fever Productions in 2006. The company’s eponymous release in 2007 was followed by a number of high-profile commissions, Farraigí na hÉireann for TG4, Ireland’s Ocean for RTÉ, The Silver Branch for Irish Film Board as well as work for the BBC & ITV, culminating in 2018’s critically acclaimed Ireland’s Deep Atlantic.

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His book Stories from the Deep was published in October 2019 and is spun from the author’s first-hand experience as an underwater cameraman and filmmaker, from memory, natural history and the culture of Ireland’s coastal communities, Stories from the Deep is a profound and lyrical exploration of Ireland’s ocean waters through narrative and poetry.

From encounters with its rarest and most striking fauna, like the blue whale and basking shark, to the broader considerations of its impact on language, on history, and our shared sense of place, this genre-defying work is an eloquent and urgent tribute to the enduring beauty of our natural heritage.

Ken is a passionate marine conservationist and heavily involved in conservation projects on sharks, skates and rays, as well as cetacean research in Ireland, working closely with academic institutions, the Marine Institute and various conservation organisations.

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