Craig Foster is the Co-founder of the Sea Change Trust, world-renowned natural history filmmaker, and masterful storyteller. With an unwavering commitment to sustainability, Craig’s thought-provoking keynote speeches inspire audiences globally. His innate ability to weave narratives that resonate deeply transports listeners to the mesmerizing realm of the Great African Seaforest, his underwater home. Discover the wonders and secrets hidden within this extraordinary marine ecosystem through Craig’s vivid storytelling.
Together with his partner Ross, Craig authored a compelling book and co-created the award-winning documentary “My Octopus Teacher.” This cinematic masterpiece, honored with an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, showcases Craig’s profound connection with a wild octopus over a year, while paying tribute to his personal commitment of diving 365 times annually. Through these immersive experiences, Craig uncovers new animal behaviors and species, including the notable Heteromysis fosteri, a shrimp named in his honor. Driven by his deep love for nature, Craig established the Sea Change Project, sharing his passion and fostering environmental stewardship.
As a sought-after keynote speaker, Craig captivates audiences with his powerful talks on sustainability. His ability to connect emotionally, impart crucial insights, and inspire action sets him apart.
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- Emotional ecology
- Documentary filmmaking and reporting
- Biodiversity and habitat regeneration
- Wildlife and conservation
- Rediscovering the human connection with nature
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- 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 is the Co-Founder of the Sea Change Trust, a world-renowned natural history filmmaker, and a masterful storyteller. With an unwavering commitment to sustainability, Craig’s thought-provoking keynote speeches inspire audiences across the globe.
Craig’s innate ability to weave narratives that resonate deeply with his audience sets him apart as an excellent storyteller. His enthralling tales transport listeners to the mesmerizing realm of the Great African Seaforest—an inshore kelp habitat nestled at the South West tip of Africa, which he calls his underwater home. His vivid storytelling brings to life the wonders and secrets hidden within this extraordinary marine ecosystem.
Together with his partner Ross, Craig has penned a compelling book, recounting their transformative experiences exploring the little-known coastline and shallow seas of the Cape Peninsula. Their shared journey is also beautifully depicted in the award-winning documentary film “My Octopus Teacher.” This cinematic masterpiece, recipient of an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, a Golden Panda, a Grand Teton, and a PGA Award, showcases Craig’s profound connection with a wild octopus over the course of a year. Simultaneously, the film pays homage to his personal commitment of diving an impressive 365 times annually.
Craig’s relentless immersion in nature has led him to uncover a multitude of new animal behaviours and previously undiscovered species. Notably, a remarkable shrimp species has been named in his honor: Heteromysis fosteri. Driven by his deep love for the natural world, Craig established the Sea Change Project, an initiative aimed at sharing his passion for nature with others and fostering a greater sense of environmental stewardship.
Beyond his captivating filmmaking and conservation endeavors, Craig is a sought-after keynote speaker, delivering powerful talks on the topic of sustainability. His ability to connect emotionally with his audience while imparting crucial insights and inspiring action makes his presentations truly impactful.
Prepare to be enthralled as Craig Foster takes you on a journey through the wonders of our planet’s marine ecosystems. Engage with his mesmerizing storytelling, gain profound insights into sustainability, and be inspired to join the movement toward a more sustainable future.