For the last 18 months Surf Coast Environmental Group, Surfers Appreciating Natural Environment (SANE) have been working with Coastcare, Parks Victoria and other groups to produce an educational film that showcases the natural beauty at Bells Beach and the Point Addis Marine National Park.
Produced by Angel Point Media the film includes rare and unique underwater footage of the Point Addis Marine National Park and human activities that are having a negative impact on the terrestrial and marine environments. The film narrated by Jo Ludrooke, also features archive photographs and delivers a number of simple messages outlining how visitors to Bells Beach and the Point Addis MNP can protect the environment or get involved in volunteer conservation and marine programs at the local level.
“In 1988 SANE was founded by a small group of surfers with a radical idea ‘Don’t Destroy What You Came To Enjoy’. Twenty five years on our byline has gone global and nature is at a critical point. In many ways the issues for Bells are a microcosm for the planet”. Graeme Stockton – S.A.N.E
RESPECT BELLS BEACH was produced by John Foss and Angel Point Media with funding from Coastcare (Department of Sustainability and Environment – Victoria).
“The Coastcare Community Grants program funds volunteer groups to help them protect and restore their treasured coastal patches. SANE’s DVD is one of the fantastic projects completed by volunteer groups along the Victorian coast. While delivering a strong environmental message, the DVD is another reminder of how crucial volunteers are in protecting and managing our coast.” Alex Sedger, DSE Coastcare Program.
It is intended that the film will be shown to local schools, tourism groups, surf schools and anyone interested in Bells Beach, Point Addis and the natural environment.
Written, directed and produced by John Foss (Angel Point Media) for Surfers Appreciating Natural Environment (SANE) and Coastcare (Department of Sustainability & Environment - Victoria).
Original Music by Oscar Lalor
'Dont Destroy What You Come To Enjoy!'