WHO WE ARE
Our Seas, Our Legacy is a documentary collective, using visual storytelling to forge a better future for our oceans. We engage communities across various mediums and platforms, communicate marine and climate science and amplify the voices of those at the frontlines of ocean conservation and sustainability.
We were founded in conjunction with the International Year of the Reef 2018 and first launched at the Singapore Eco-Film Festival 2018.
STORYTELLING FOR GOOD
The oceans have no borders. And saving them will take all hands on deck. We engage individuals through visual stories and empower a community of storytellers and advocates to create lasting impact.
The purpose and potential for ocean and climate science go beyond esoteric communities. We communicate this knowledge to enhance ocean and climate literacy, motivating our audience to make informed and tangible decisions in their lives.
In the next 3 years, 80% of online traffic will be in the form of video. Visual stories are good at starting conversations and even better at generating awareness of those at the frontlines. We want to create stories that amplify their voices and message.
FOUNDER & CREATIVE DIRECTION LEAD
Beach-going, Nat Geo documentaries and an incessant curiosity about the oceans basically sum up Nathaniel’s childhood. Growing up, he has always wanted to get out there to explore at every chance possible. So he became a Divemaster at 21 and was in search of a job that would allow him to combine his love for storytelling with ocean exploration, while amplifying the voices of those out there making a positive impact. Well, there wasn’t one. So he founded Our Seas, Our Legacy, and the rest is history. Deeply passionate about communicating ocean and climate issues through stories, Nathaniel is also an ASEAN Youth Biodiversity Fellow and PEACE Boat Ocean and Climate Youth Ambassador. When not beneath the surface, he can likely be found up in the mountains.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT LEAD
Have you ever heard about Disney’s Friends for Change 2009 Campaign? Well, at the age of nine years old, this was Nathalia’s first AHA moment in what would later on become an exciting conservation journey. Taking 5 minutes long showers, planting trees and spending her school lunch breaks picking up trash, she was convinced that one day she would save the world. But as she grew up, so did environmental issues around the world. Finding refuge in the ocean, she changed the “cape” for some books, a mask and a pair of fins still with the purpose of making change. Nathalia’s passion for marine science and conservation has led her to become a certified diver and a Shoals Marine Laboratory Alumni. She has been inspired to engage with the power and social impact of storytelling, and envisions transmitting this knowledge back to the place where the waves started: Colombia.