I first met Marcy Cravat when we both attended Art Center College back in the mid 80s. Though we were both raised in Southern California our experiences growing up could not have been more different. Despite having a father who was a well known character actor who's best friend was a bonafide movie legend. Marcy had rarely ventured from her home in "the valley" over the hill into the Hollywood area. While I had been hanging out there ever since I had gotten my first buss pass in Junior High. Despite that, Marcy has taken her amazing photographic eye and set it behind a very different lens working in film. Last year she directed her first full length documentary, Angel Azul. The project started out as a simple profile of a renown coral reef artist and turned into an ecological cautionary tale and has now caught the attention and acclaim of several film festivals.
The sculptor is Jason deCaires Taylor and the film is beautifully photographed and explores how we are all inextricably connected to the ocean and that the choices we make today will determine what we leave to future generations. Marcy is now working hard to win a grant that would allow Angel Azul to be screened in public schools where they cannot afford screening fees. You can help by just clicking on this link and voting via your Facebook account. Feel free to share as well!
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