Jonathan Bird and Christine Rooney-Bird
TV Show Host / Underwater Cinematographer / Film Producers
Jonathan is an Emmy Award-winning underwater cinematographer and producer, president of the non-profit organization Oceanic Research Group as well as a widely published author, award-winning assignment cinematographer, photographer and speaker. He is the author of 7 books, director of over 20 films and a member of the Wyland Ocean Artist Society. His series has won 8 Emmy Awards and can be seen on YouTube or www.BlueworldTV.com.
Christine, a member of the Women Divers Hall of Fame, is a family medicine physician by training, working at a community health center in Massachusetts. She has filled many roles with Oceanic Research Group and Jonathan Bird Productions, working as Production Assistant, Production Manager and Researcher on several films. She was the Production Manager for Sharks: Deep Trouble for National Geographic Channel. As the Executive Producer of Jonathan Bird’s Blue World, Christine is in charge of funding.
Their work has appeared all over the world, on networks such as National Geographic Channel, PBS, ABC, USA Network, Discovery and even the SciFi Channel. Jonathan is the president and founder of Oceanic Research Group, Inc., www.oceanicresearch.org, a non-profit environmental organization founded in 1990 to promote conservation of the world’s oceans. www.jonathanbird.net