JON BOWERMASTER

Writer, filmmaker and adventurer, Jon is a six-time grantee of the National Geographic Expeditions Council. One of the Society’s ‘Ocean Heroes,’ his first assignment for National Geographic Magazine was documenting a 3,741 mile crossing of Antarctica by dogsled. Jon has written a dozen books and produced/directed more than fifteen documentary films.

His Oceans 8 project took him and his teams around the world by sea kayak over the course of ten years (1999-2008), bringing back stories from the Aleutian Islands to French Polynesia, Gabon to Tasmania, and more, reporting on how the planet’s one ocean and its various coastlines are faring in today’s busy world.

Jon lives in New York’s Hudson Valley. He is the Executive Producer of Oceans 8 Films and President of One Ocean Media Foundation, Chairman of the Advisory Board of Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation and a Board Member of Mark Ruffalo’s Water Defense.

Photo by Jennifer May.

JON BOWERMASTER

Writer, filmmaker and adventurer, Jon is a six-time grantee of the National Geographic Expeditions Council. One of the Society’s ‘Ocean Heroes,’ his first assignment for National Geographic Magazine was documenting a 3,741 mile crossing of Antarctica by dogsled. Jon has written a dozen books and produced/directed more than fifteen documentary films.

His Oceans 8 project took him and his teams around the world by sea kayak over the course of ten years (1999-2008), bringing back stories from the Aleutian Islands to French Polynesia, Gabon to Tasmania, and more, reporting on how the planet’s one ocean and its various coastlines are faring in today’s busy world.

Jon lives in New York’s Hudson Valley. He is the Executive Producer of Oceans 8 Films and President of One Ocean Media Foundation, Chairman of the Advisory Board of Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation and a Board Member of Mark Ruffalo’s Water Defense.

Photo by Jennifer May.
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Oceans 8 Films produces documentaries focused primarily on threats to our planet’s interconnected environment, especially its one ocean, with an emphasis on the people who live along its edges and those who work to protect it.

  • CHRIS RAHM
    CHRIS RAHM

    A creative professional, producer and longtime collaborator with Jon, Chris serves as Oceans 8 Films lead editor and production manager. In addition to being a producer, editor and cinematographer for Hudson River Stories, he designs and directs the project’s web experience.  Chris is involved with nearly all Oceans 8 Films in some capacity, most recently editing Dear President Obama and Antarctica 3D: On The Edge.

  • CARLA ROZMAN
    CARLA ROZMAN
    Carla Rozman is an artist and graphic designer based in Kingston, NY. She and Jon have worked together for over 10 years, designing film posters, collateral materials, title sequences and the Oceans 8 logo, branding and websites. A Hudson Valley native, the Hudson River series is close to her heart.
  • DEVIN PICKERING
    DEVIN PICKERING

    An accomplished cinematographer and editor, Devin has worked on several Oceans 8 Films projects; editing Sink or Swim: Learning the Crawl in the Maldives and Dear Governor Brown among others.  In addition to his camerawork and editing, his aerial cinematography is a key element to the project, providing a uniquely beautiful perspective of the Hudson River.

  • AKASHA SUTHERLAND
    AKASHA SUTHERLAND

    Akasha is the Oceans 8 tour and social media manager; in 2015 she successfully screened ‘Dear President Obama’ in over sixty cities in the U.S. and abroad and in 2017 helped orchestrate a sixty-city tour of the ‘Hudson, River at Risk’ series. Her office seems to be wherever she has hitchhiked to, most recently the islands of Indonesia.

  • CHRIS RAHM
    CHRIS RAHM

    A creative professional, producer and longtime collaborator with Jon, Chris serves as Oceans 8 Films lead editor and production manager. In addition to being a producer, editor and cinematographer for Hudson River Stories, he designs and directs the project’s web experience.  Chris is involved with nearly all Oceans 8 Films in some capacity, most recently editing Dear President Obama and Antarctica 3D: On The Edge.

  • CARLA ROZMAN
    CARLA ROZMAN
    Carla Rozman is an artist and graphic designer based in Kingston, NY. She and Jon have worked together for over 10 years, designing film posters, collateral materials, title sequences and the Oceans 8 logo, branding and websites. A Hudson Valley native, the Hudson River series is close to her heart.
  • DEVIN PICKERING
    DEVIN PICKERING

    An accomplished cinematographer and editor, Devin has worked on several Oceans 8 Films projects; editing Sink or Swim: Learning the Crawl in the Maldives and Dear Governor Brown among others.  In addition to his camerawork and editing, his aerial cinematography is a key element to the project, providing a uniquely beautiful perspective of the Hudson River.

  • AKASHA SUTHERLAND
    AKASHA SUTHERLAND

    Akasha is the Oceans 8 tour and social media manager; in 2015 she successfully screened ‘Dear President Obama’ in over sixty cities in the U.S. and abroad and in 2017 helped orchestrate a sixty-city tour of the ‘Hudson, River at Risk’ series. Her office seems to be wherever she has hitchhiked to, most recently the islands of Indonesia.

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The One Ocean Media Foundation is dedicated to raising environmental awareness and literacy in the United States and internationally, to address urgent and immediate threats to our planet’s environmental and cultural future. The Foundation is a continuation of Jon’s and Oceans 8 Film’s work these past twenty-five years documenting the health of the world’s environment, particularly our one ocean.

Through innovative new media – using the web, social media, films, books, magazine stories, lectures, public events and more – the Foundation seeks to communicate wonder and respect for the planet’s interconnected systems, particularly focused on bringing information into classrooms, communities, science institutions, museums and other public settings. The One Ocean Media Foundation also supports organizations committed to protecting ecosystems, wildlife, indigenous cultures and human rights through a wide variety of media outreach.



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