A shark encounter at the J-Bay Open saw the 3x World Surfing Champion, Mick Fanning, become ‘the guy who punched a shark’.

In Save This Shark, Mick goes on his own personal journey to conquer his fear and learn about sharks.

Mick will investigate the issue of sharks versus people and present problems as well as discover the latest technological solutions in how to keep both humans and sharks safe to coexist.

The documentary will feature the work of leading experts including Dr. Charlie Huveneers, Professor Colin Simpfendorfer, Dr. Neil Hammerschlag and renowned shark conservationist Cristina Zenato.

Save This Shark is scheduled for a mid-2020 release on the National Geographic network.


Director – Taylor Steele & THIS Film Studio
Topside DP – Thomaz Labanca
Underwater DP – Mark Tipple
Camera Tech / 1st AC / MVP – Matt Chow