A Gentle Giant
Australia, 2016, 4:18 minutes
Directed by: Mark Pearce
Known to grow to the size of a small dog and live to 40 years old, the giant Tasmanian freshwater lobster is the largest of its kind in the entire world, but its home is being destroyed by sediment runoff from logging. However, there is hope – Todd Walsh the lobster man has grown up with this crayfish that gently inches its way around the northern rivers of Australia's southern-most island. This is his plea to protect a rare and remarkable creature.
About the director:
Mark Pearce is a multi-award winning Australian filmmaker. He's written, directed and produced over 25 documentaries for the worldwide education market, 250+ television commercials, four narrative shorts and over a dozen social impact films. His environmental shorts have won international awards in Europe, the United States, and Australia, and some of these same films have gone viral ammassing millions of views and securing signatures for thousands of submissions and petitions to protect the places and wildlife we love. Mark is also a sincere “eco-prenuer”; animal rights action campaigner, photographer and journalist.