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‘Of Shark and Man’ encore Saturday

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Two screenings of the documentary film, "Of Shark and Man" will be offered Saturday at Off Center Stage, 315 Richardson St., Grass Valley.

Both showings of the film, which drew a large audience as the main feature on the opening night of this year¹s Nevada City Film Festival, will open with a rare and intimate musical performance by the film¹s award-winning sound designer David Lawrie, a Grass Valley resident.

Following the film, there will be a Q&A with Lawrie.

"Of Shark and Man" tells the story of David Diley, a 32-year-old man, trapped in a dead end job in England's industrial north and his life is going nowhere. He does however, have a lifelong dream…

Should David follow the advice of everyone around him and forget about it, or should he risk everything and against all the odds, take his one chance to fulfill his greatest ambition, an ambition which finds him in the middle of a feeding frenzy with 60 of the world's most dangerous sharks?

"Of Shark and Man" is a groundbreaking film about one man's journey to get closer than anyone thought possible, to the world's biggest Bull Sharks and tell the incredible untold story of Shark Reef in Fiji, one of the greatest marine conservation successes of all time. ³Of Shark and Man² is an epic, incredibly ambitious, cinematic and award winning love letter to the world's most feared predator, in which the shark is the hero.

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Lawrie crafted the sound design and the opening theme for the film, which also features pieces of music from his most recent album, "Dorothea¹s Boat." Among the many awards the film has received is an award for Best Sound Design at the 2016 Nice International Filmmaker Festival.

English-born music producer David Lawrie, who now calls Grass Valley home, will be making a rare solo appearance at The Center for the Arts¹ Off Center Stage in his first USA show.

Lawrie is a music producer, composer, and award winning sound designer who works in his Ishikawa Studios facility in Grass Valley. He is a master¹s graduate of Leeds College of Music with distinction in studio-based composition. This year alone he has had his music featured in multiple television shows around the world, and he has found himself in demand for his sound design work in Film ­ most recently he was responsible for the sound design and mix of Absinthe Films¹ /After Forever. He has also produced work with international artists Echo Wants Her Voice Back, Teetotum and Marbled.

David Diley is an award-winning filmmaker based in the north of England, working in independent film, TV and commercial film. Dilley has been a passionate lover of sharks for 32 years, has been involved with sharks in a specialist capacity for over 20 years and has been an active advocate for shark conservation since the late 1980s.

Dilley is an experienced shark diver and commercially qualified media diver who is regularly invited by the media to take part in expert panel discussions on the subjects of shark attack and shark feeding thanks to his specialist expertise in the areas of shark behavior and shark attacks.

Best known for "Of Shark and Man," Dilley's profile has increased rapidly thanks to film festival appearances and his internationally acclaimed short films, "A Ray of Light" and 'A Ray of Light II."

Dilley is the owner of Scarlet View Media, a high end, boutique Production House and as a professional filmmaker and underwater cinematographer, specializes in film, TV and commercial films for the UK diving industry.

Saturday's screenings are jointly presented by The Center for the Arts, in conjunction with Scarlet View Media and the Nevada City Film Festival.


WHO: The Center for the Arts and Nevada City Film Festival present

WHAT: Film screening of award winning documentary film Of Shark and Men

with special live music performance by sound designer and musician David Lawrie


Saturday, Dec. 3

2 p.m. Matinee Performance, Film Screening, and Q&A

8 p.m. Evening Performance, Film Screening, and Q&A

Performance 20 minutes

Film Run Time: 100 minutes

Followed by Q&A

Doors open one hour before show time. Beer, wine, and refreshments will be available for purchase.

WHERE: Off Center Stage at The Center for the Arts

315 Richardson St., Grass Valley

TICKETS: $10 members, $12 general admission

The Center Box Office – 530-274-8384 ext 14

BriarPatch Co-op Community Market – 530-272-5333

Tickets online at http://www.thecenterforthearts.org

WEBPAGE: http://www.thecenterforthearts.org

Website: http://www.ofsharkandman.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OfSharkAndMan

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/OfSharkAndMan

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5723720/?ref_=n

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