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Peixinho - My First Film

"Shoot your first short film" was not on my to-do list back in January this year when I was writing my goals for the year. Yet that is exactly what I was fortunate enough to be able to do eight months on from writing that list. In June I applied for the Ocean Culture Life storytelling grant, a fund of $3000 to help tell ocean stories that deserve to be heard. I had a number of ideas for stories that I wanted to tell, from whales in Baja to sharks in the Maldives, but after much deliberation I decided on pitching my story "Peixinho" (meaning little fish in Portuguese) for the "Inspire" category of the grant. As a scientist myself I...

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