Our thanks to Katja Dylla, repeat guest at Marsa Alam, who was the lead designer in this animated film called ‘Losing Nemo’. It's VERY powerful, disturbingly thought provoking and slams home the fragility of the oceans. Worth clicking to watch - definitely worth sharing.
Click here to watch 'Losing Nemo'
"Most people are aware that the oceans aren't doing so well, but what is going on exactly? 'Losing Nemo' is a six-minute, 3D-animated film about the state of the oceans. The film is the result of months of work by a group of creatives from around the world. They worked on it in between projects that pay the rent. It is our message to the world that we are serious about applying our art to contribute to a better world ;-)"
Katja explains, "It was after I made an informative animation about overfishing as my graduation project and secured my diploma in communication and design that I realised my skills could be very useful to further the cause of marine conservation. Therefore I got involved in this great project with Mr Lee and a group of 32 international designers.
I was very happy to work on the character designs. Everyone shared the same opinion that there's a strong need to inform and sensitize the society about the issues of overfishing and bycatch. It´s up to us to make a change for the oceans and the next generation. After I did my OWD with Emperor, which I chose because of their good reputation and their conern about the environment, I even more realized how important it is to protect the oceans."