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THE CAST OF THE OCEAN SYMPHONY
Executive Producers: Gale
Anne Hurd, Jason
Producer: Romi Laine
Cinematography: Peter Logreco, Ruben Steinberg, Collin Hudson
Casting: Paul Cummins
THE OCEAN SYMPHONY PSA WILL BE RELEASED OCTOBER 1, 2003
On May 28, 2003 in Hollywood
they came, they played, it hurt everyone's ears, but it made a point.
The oceans of the world today are in as much discord as a bad symphony.
Whether it's the death of coral reefs, the collapse of world fisheries,
or the appearance of "Dead Zones," the problems are many
and as unpleasant as the "music" that arose from our bad
The only requirements of the actors recruited
for the Shifting Baselines Ocean Symphony was that they genuinely
care about the fate of the oceans and that they have no skill in
playing the instrument they were given. They showed the former by
making time for the event. They showed the latter... painfully well.
The event was filmed for a Public Service
Announcement (PSA) for Shifting Baselines that will appear in the
fall. The PSA will draw the comparison of lowered standards for
the oceans to, "What if our standards for music were so low
we thought this was beautiful?"
Below are a few words from the producers
and a few of the key celebrity "musicians." We could provide
you a sample of the symphony, but believe us, you don't want to
hear it. They were bad.
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OUR SINCERE THANKS TO:
Raleigh Studios, Clairmont Camera, Fotokem, Chapman-Leonard, Crossroads
School, Hollywood High School, Wesley Wittkamper, Sunset Expendables,
Access Communications, Dr. Rawstock, Steeldeck Inc., N.E.S., Videorama,
Merrill Carson Entertainment, all the excellent CAST and CREW who
took part in the Ocean Symphony filming, and more than anyone else,
Mr. Paul Cummins for making it all possible.