The BP oil spill threatens to render the Gulf Coast fishing community extinct. This online short documents the reaction and fears of the fishermen of Shell Beach, Louisiana, just two weeks after the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion caused the catastrophic leak that continues to dump hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.
Frank Campo, Jr
Anthony Greco III
Directors: Gary & Kristin Schillinger
Producer: Kristin Schillinger
Director of Photography: Gary Schillinger
Editor: Gary Schillinger
Music: Gary Schillinger
Husband and wife team Gary and Kristin Schillinger moved to New Orleans, LA from the San Francisco Bay Area just weeks before the catastrophic oil spill threatened the wildlife, marshlands, beaches and communities of the Gulf Coast. The couple combined their professional expertise to produce a series of online shorts on behalf of Global Green USA to shed light on the human toll of the country’s worst environmental crisis.
Prior to moving to the Gulf Coast, Gary worked as Production Manager and Senior Editor at Artemis Film in San Francisco. In addition to working on a wide variety of marketing projects for wineries in the region, Gary was the Director of Photography and Editor for a 20-minute narrative film, “We.” His work has been seen on Inside Edition and E! Entertainment, and he produced the DVD of the San Francisco Hip Hop DanceFest for five years.
Having worked for nonprofit organizations since college, Kristin was most recently the Director of Communications for the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in Oakland, CA. During her tenure, she produced a short film about youth prison reform, and crafted and implemented strategies to engage people in the movement to create “green-collar” jobs. Working alongside activist Van Jones, she helped launch the national
Green For All campaign before it spun off as an independent organization.
Together, Gary and Kristin hope to craft stories that not only move people, but inspire them to action.