A Madison documentary film maker has gone to great depths to bring what he says is a bit of reality to the surface.
Scott Tucker’s new short film called “feeding the fear” focuses on sharks and their importance to our eco-system.
Tucker, whose non-profit production company is called expedition New England, says sharks in New England and all over the globe are being decimated in the name of sport or in the name of safety.
Tucker stresses that sharks are top predators who serve to clean the out the oceans. The film also underscores that sharks, by and large, have little interest in going after humans.
“The message is leave the sharks alone, you want to go catch a shark, you want to go hunt sharks, weigh them on the boat and release them,“ Tucker said from his office at Empire Paving in North Canaan, where he works as a project manager.
Over the past year that it took Tucker to produce the 27 minute film, he took to the Ocean off the coast of Rhode Island – without a Shark cage – to amplify the point that Sharks are rarely interested in hunting humans, “We’re too boney, they want seals, they want fish.. It sounds crazy to say but lets stop killing sharks, but its really crazy to kill them.”
Tucker’s film is available online by clicking http://eepinc.org/