Craig Foster Keynote Speaker

  • Academy Award Winning Documentary Filmmaker, My Octopus Teacher (2020)
  • Founder of the Sea Change Project, a nonprofit group to protect marine life
  • One of the world’s leading natural history filmmakers

Craig Foster's Biography

Craig Foster is a co-founder of the Sea Change Trust and one of the world’s leading natural history filmmakers. He has dedicated himself to learning the secrets of the Great African Seaforest – the inshore kelp habitat at the South West tip of Africa, his underwater home.

Together with Ross he has written a book on their transformative experiences exploring the little-known coastline and shallow seas of the Cape Peninsula. His film My Octopus Teacher (winner of an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, and winner of a Golden Panda, Grand Teton and PGA) follows the story of his year with a wild octopus, at the same time honouring his pact to dive 365 times a year.

Through this regular intensive immersion, he has uncovered a plethora of new animal behaviours and species, one of the species is a shrimp which has been named after him: Heteromysis fosteri. He has founded the Sea Change Project to share his love of nature with others.

Speaking Topics Include: 

  • Emotional ecology
  • Documentary filmmaking and reporting
  • Biodiversity and habitat regeneration
  • Wildlife and conservation
  • Rediscovering the human connection with nature
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Videos of Craig Foster

My Octopus Teacher Trailer
My Octopus Teacher Trailer
A Coming Home - the man behind My Octopus Teacher
A Coming Home - the man behind My Octopus Teacher

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