Killer Whales - The Mega Hunt

An epic mega-hunt has been discovered in the waters of False Bay, South Africa. Six deadly and intelligent killer whales hunting 5000 common dolphins. It's an extraordinary annual spectacle with thousands of animals making the ocean boil with white water as they race across the bay. Following them is a team of experts, determined to keep up and for the first time film this major event. Central to their quest is the goal of understanding why this high-energy, explosive event is happening here.

Director: Joe Kennedy

Joe Kennedy is Creative Director of Table Mountain Films, based in Cape Town and London. He has over 25 years experience producing, directing and writing for all the major international broadcasters including the BBC, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, National Geographic, PBS, Terra Mater Factual Studios, ZDF, ARTE, Canal+, Smithsonian Channel, NHK, ITV and Channel 4.

Beginning at the BBC Natural History Unit, Joe went on to make a successful career as an independent filmmaker, working across several genres including natural history, science, history, adventure and social documentaries.

His production credits include A Wild Dog’s Tale, White Lions – Born Wild, Wild Yellowstone, Killer Whales: The Megahunt, Slaveship Mutiny, Squid Vs. Whale, Great White Shark – A Living Legend, Ocean Voyagers, Deep Jungle, Secret Shark Pits, Borneo’s Pygmy Elephants, Sharkman, Supermole, Biggest Nose in Borneo, Animal Crime Scene, Octopus Hunter, Richard Leakey: Africa’s Wildlife Warrior, Wild Indonesia, Polar Bear Invasion, Search for the Coast Wolves, Running With Wolves, Bishop of the Arctic, Shark Night, and Animal Intelligence. His 33 City Profiles for FIFA World Cup 2010’s were broadcast worldwide to an estimated audience of 1 billion people.

South Africa
84 Min.
Director: Joe Kennedy
Script: Joe Kennedy
Cinematography: Hansa Winshaw, Falk Eggert, Rob Cowling, Morne Hardenberg, Mark van Coller, Suzy Quasnichka, Joe Kennedy
Editing: Ronette van der Walt
Music: Grant McLachlan
Narrator: Craig Klein
Editor: Animal Planet
Nominations: Best Marine Film 2016