Canadian director Rob Stewart died doing what he loved.
The 37-year-old documentary filmmaker and conservationist, best known for “Sharkwater” and “Revolution”, died in a scuba-diving accident while filming “Sharkwater Extinction”.
The movie’s team pressed forward with production, motivated to do right by Stewart. “Sharkwater Extinction” officially premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 7.
Stewart is now being honoured with a scenic underwater music video called “Child of the Water” by Juno award winner Chantal Kreviazuk. The visuals were released by D Films Corporation and Sharkwater Productions Inc. in partnership with Warner Music and Cineplex.
“The concept of this video was to combine Rob’s passion for sea life with the majesty of sharks in their own habitat and the touching and poignant beauty of Chantal’s song ‘Child of the Water’,” said Executive Vice President of Filmed Entertainment at Cineplex Michael Kennedy. “I believe we have captured this sentiment exquisitely, in this moving tribute to Rob Stewart and his film.”
“It was truly an honour and incredibly humbling to write and record this song… Rob is a hero to everyone, even all the people who didn’t know him or what he did in his short life,” added Kreviazuk. “He cared about justice, our oceans and the future of our home, Earth, in a way that very few in history have or probably ever will.”
“Sharkwater Extinction” has opened in theatres across Canada.