An on-screen romance between a mermaid and a shark cowboy has made a splash at Sea Save Foundation. This music video was produced by Sea Save Foundation for the song “Big Blue Town,” which was written and performed by Stephanie Quayle.
The video was directed by Georgienne Bradley, a Women Divers Hall of Fame inductee and “Sport Diver” Sea Hero; edited by Emmy and Eddie Award winner Kelly Coskran (“Deadliest Catch,” “Shark Tank,” “The Amazing Race”); and supported by two-time Emmy winner Thom Beers (“Deadliest Catch,” “Ax Men,” “Monster Garage”). All topside sequences were shot at Sunset House, Cayman Islands.
Stephanie Quayle, a dynamic country singer/songwriter and Rebel Engine recording artist, wrote and recorded “Big Blue Town” after learning about the problem of unsustainable shark fishing from Georgienne Bradley, director of Sea Save Foundation. Quayle donated the song to Sea Save to help increase awareness of this issue and to raise funds for Sea Save’s ocean conservation efforts. The song is “country for a cause, from sea to shining sea.”
The video, which features vibrant underwater footage from around the world, sends the message that sharks are essential to healthy, balanced ocean ecosystems. Without sharks to cull sick fish, disease can quickly sweep through fisheries, with devastating economic and social ramifications.
Reaching the country music demographic is a huge breakthrough. “Big Blue Town” allows us to expand our audience and spotlight the threats posed by shark finning, an inhumane and unsustainable practice that is devastating shark populations around the world. To learn more about shark finning and find out what you can do, click here.