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october 16 - october 21 // 2022

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Nick Dean

Documentary Filmmaker, Spindrift Images, LLC

Nick completed a PhD in Biochemistry in the UK and then moved to the US where he spent 25 years in a successful scientific career, publishing more than 100 research articles before beginning filmmaking. He has been filming underwater wildlife and capturing the stories of people whose lives intersect with the ocean for the past 10 years. In 2015 Nick and his wife Cheryl founded Spindrift Images, LLC a production company focused on wildlife and documentary films. Spindrift Images’ most recent documentary The Witness is a Whale was shot over 5 years in multiple locations worldwide. Nick has Advanced/Nitrox scuba certifications, PFI free diving/apnea certification, and has spent over 1500 hours underwater. He is a board member of the San Diego Undersea Film Exhibition and past president for the San Diego Underwater Photographic Society

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