I’ve carried this sense of mystery and hope within me, even in the face of mounting scientific studies which show that our ocean is in profound distress and that her fragile ecosystems are on the verge of collapse. There’s no denying these cold, hard facts. Yet many do. And many others are too busy with their complicated lives or overwhelmed by the controversial viewpoints to fully grasp the potential impact a dying ocean will have on all of us. This is why I turned to the familiarity of the mermaid as a means to make the formidableness of science more accessible. Woven together, myth and science address both our conscious and subconscious mind.
The mermaid had once lost her connection to the seas, but with care, time to replenish, and an instinctual intelligence she’d found her way home again. It’s my hope that this film will inspire a new group of ocean activists to do the same.