We are Racing Extinction

Utilizing state-of-the-art equipment, Oscar®-winner Louie Psihoyos (The Cove) assembles a team of artists and activists intent on showing the world never-before-seen images that expose issues of endangered species and mass extinction.

We are Racing Extinction

The Biggest Story in the World

Discovery premieres Academy Award-Winner Louie Psihoyos’s Racing Extinction in more than 220 countries and territories around the world.

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Release Locations

Screenings

Mar. 30
Interamerican University of Puerto Rico Metropolitan Campus - San Juan, PR
Mar. 30
Green Bench Brewing - St. Petersburg, FL
Mar. 30
Ecuadorian Green Film Festival - Quito, Ecuador
Apr. 1
Crossroads Documentary - Graz, Austria
Apr. 1 - 9
Environmental Film Festival at Yale - New Haven, CT
Apr. 3
Ecuadorian Green Film Festival - Quito, Ecuador
Apr. 4
The Ruth Sokolof Theater - Omaha, NE
Apr. 5
Colby College - Waterville, ME
Apr. 6
Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability - Tempe, AZ
Apr. 7
Vilar Performing Arts Center - Beaver Creek, CO
Apr. 9 - 10
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston - Huston, TX
Apr. 12 - 18
Jewish Film Festival Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Apr. 14
Costa Mesa, CA
Apr. 19 - 24
Academia Film Olomouc - Olomouc, Czech Republic
Apr. 19 - 24
Cinema Planeta Mexico - Cuernavaca, Mexico
Apr. 20
Rice University - Huston, TX
Apr. 21
Black Swamp Conservancy - Perrysburg, Ohio
May 1
Our Sustainable World Film Festival - Denver, CO
Sep. 1
Indiana University Cinema - Bloomington, IN
Oct. 20
Colorado Chuatauqua Assoc - Boulder, CO

"Everybody on the OPS team is a little bit odd. They have something going for them in an interesting way, but they've been able to adapt their talent to this bigger cause. My feeling is that everybody out there has a special skill like the OPS team."

- Louie Psihoyos

Screenings Test

The Characters

Louie Psihoyos

Director

Louie Psihoyos

Director

The Executive Director of OPS, Louie Psihoyos, is widely regarded as one of the world's most prominent still photographers. He has circled the globe dozens of times for National Geographic and has shot hundreds of covers for other magazines including Fortune Magazine, Smithsonian, Discover, GEO, Time, Newsweek, The New York Times Magazine, New York Magazine, Sports Illustrated, and Rock and Ice. His work has also been seen on the Discovery Channel, National Geographic Television and the History Channel. His imagination, wit, and iconic imagery have helped illustrate a wide array of complex subjects and is carried over to his filmmaking.

Shawn Heinrichs

Photographer

Shawn Heinrichs

Photographer

Shawn is an Emmy Award winning cinematographer, photographer, scuba diver, and marine conservationist. An independent filmmaker and founder of Blue Sphere Media, a production company specializing in underwater, adventure and conservation films, he has acquired considerable first-hand knowledge of the oceans most important marine areas. He has worked with leading film and journalist teams including CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Yann Arthus Bertrand, Dan Rather, and National Geographic and delivered projects for many of the top marine conservation organizations including WildAid, Shark Savers, Conservation International, The Nature Conservancy and Pew Environment Group.

Leilani Munter

Race Car Driver, Environmental Activist

Leilani Munter

Race Car Driver, Environmental Activist

Leilani Münter is a biology graduate turned professional race car driver and environmental activist. Discovery's Planet Green named Leilani the #1 Eco Athlete in the world. She is a recipient of ELLE Magazine’s Genius Award and Sports Illustrated named her one of the top ten female race car drivers in the world. Leilani races in the ARCA Series, a development league of NASCAR. She is the fourth woman in history to race in the IndyPro Series, the development league of IndyCar.

Paul Hilton

Photojournalist

Paul Hilton

Photojournalist

Paul Hilton is a Hong Kong-based photojournalist, who focuses on global environmental and conservation issues.Presently, Hilton is working on the Palm Oil issue. Documenting deforestation, land clearing and the wildlife trade in Sumatra, Indonesia. Before that he followed the manta ray trade across the world and set up the Manta Ray of Hope project, setting out to document the plight of the great rays and investigating and the use of gill rakers in traditional Chinese medicine in Hong Kong, Macau and Southern China in partnership with WildAid and Manta Trust.

Travis Threlkel

Founder, Obscura Digital

Travis Threlkel

Founder, Obscura Digital

Travis Threlkel thrives on creating things that have never been done before, both in scale and concept, directing his passion, experimental drive, and ideas to push the boundaries of creativity and technology. Threlkel founded Obscura Digital in 2000, where he currently drives the creative vision as Chief Creative Officer, while leading a team of 60 people. Travis Threlkel works with executive leadership from top companies in the world, leading government agencies, and innovative entertainment acts.

Joel Sartore

Photographer

Joel Sartore

Photographer

Joel Sartore is a photographer, speaker, author, teacher, conservationist, National Geographic Fellow, and a regular contributor to National Geographic Magazine. His hallmarks are a sense of humor and a Midwestern work ethic.Joel specializes in documenting endangered species and landscapes in order to show a world worth saving. He is the founder of The Photo Ark, a multi-year documentary project to save species and habitats. In his words, “It is folly to think that we can destroy one species and ecosystem after another and not affect humanity. When we save species, we’re actually saving ourselves.”

Gina Papabeis

Co-Producer, Racing Extinction

Gina Papabeis

Co-Producer, Racing Extinction

Gina Papabeis is the Co-Producer of Racing Extinction, the highly anticipated follow-up film from OPS, the Academy Award winning team behind The Cove. Gina began working with the Oceanic Preservation Society (OPS) during the release of The Cove, managing the day-to-day operations of the organization and coordinating the outreach campaign for the film. Before OPS, Gina worked as a Projects Manager on the grassroots promotion of a dozen independent films at Red Hills Releasing, LLC, including 500 Days of Summer, JCVD and The English Surgeon. She is a graduate of Florida State University's Film School, where she gained on-set experience in various crew positions on over 30 short films. Gina also has a minor in Biology and is gratified by marrying her passion for nature with film.

Charles Hambleton

Dive Master

Charles Hambleton

Dive Master

Charles has worked as a dive master, commercial diver and sailor with treasure hunter Scott Mitchen. Together they have discovered numerous wrecks around the Caribbean and began to salvage old growth hardwood from the Great Lakes. He is a re-breather diver, has a private pilots license and a 200 ton Yacht Master ticket. Back in Antiqua, he worked on many commercials and local film productions as well as with the Marine Department on location for the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. Charles met Louie Psihoyos in Antigua and for more than 10 years, worked with Louie on many photography assignments as well as the Award-winning documentary The Cove.

Heather Rally

Veterinarian

Heather Rally

Veterinarian

Dr. Rally currently works as a veterinarian in the Captive Animal Law Enforcement department of the PETA Foundation. With PETA, Rally reviews and advises on specific cases of abuse and neglect of captive exotic wildlife, including marine mammals, lions, tigers, bears, and elephants in roadside zoos, circuses, and similar captive-animal exhibits. The position requires traveling around the country to assess potential cruelty cases, develop and secure improvements in care, and assist in rescuing and relocating animals to forever homes at reputable sanctuaries.

Chris Clark

Senior Scientist, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Chris Clark

Senior Scientist, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Chris Clark is the Imogene Johnson Senior Scientist at the Cornell Lab of Ornithologyand Department of Neurobiology & Behavior, and Chief Marine Scientist at Planet OS. When asked what he does, his answer is simple: “I listen to this singing planet!” As an engineer-biologist, Chris's research concentrates on animal communication and the application of advanced technologies for scientific conservation of endangered species, from birds to whales. He has pioneered the application of distributed ocean listening systems for studying whales at ocean-basin scales, and a new paradigm for evaluating and measuring biological risks at individual, population and ecological levels.

Tesla

The Bond-Inspired Vehicle for the Planet

Tesla

The Bond-Inspired Vehicle for the Planet

OPS partnered with creative technology studio Obscura Digital to create a one-of-a-kind mobile projection vehicle. This non-invasive, ephemeral tactic brings striking imagery and environmental messaging to public spaces. The Tesla Model S is outfitted with a 15,000 lumen robotic video projection system that deploys out of the back window, a FLIR camera that raises through the hood (a.k.a. "frunk"), a disappearing license plate, and an electroluminescent paint job by Darkside Scientific. Helmed by professional eco-racecar driver Leilani Münter, the result is an iconic Bond-inspired vehicle for the planet.

The Oceanic Preservation Society - the team behind
RACING EXTINCTION and THE COVE

We launched the Racing Extinction Fund to provide direct and immediate support to the brave people working every day to save vulnerable species. They are protecting habitats, changing behaviors, and holding bad actors accountable. The time to act is now. Join us and together we can win the race.

The Racing Extinction Shop

Be a part of the team. Check out our shop for products that help support films like Racing Extinction.

Together we can win the race.

Credits

Sean Kirby, Cinematographer
Petr Stepanek, Cinematographer
Shawn Heinrichs, Cinematographer
Paul G. Allen, Co-Executive Producer
Jody Allen, Co-Executive Producer
Dan Nelson, Co-Executive Producer
Trammell S. Crow, Co-Executive Producer
John Paul DeJoria, Co-Executive Producer
William von Mueffling, Co-Executive Producer
Kenneth Lerer, Co-Executive Producer
John Paul DeJoria, Co-Executive Producer
Louie Psihoyos, Director
Olivia Ahnemann, Producer
Fisher Stevens, Producer
Dieter Paulmann, Executive Producer
Mark Monroe, Writer
J. Ralph, Composer
Geoffrey Richman, A.C.E., Editor
Jason Zeldes, Editor
Lyman Smith, Editor
Gina Papabeis, Co-Producer
John Behrens, Cinematographer
Patti Bonnet, Line Producer
Adrienne Hall, Associate Producer
Chip Comins, Associate Producer
W. Wilder Knight III, Associate Producer
Tom Shadyac, Associate Producer
Laura Seydel, Associate Producer
Rutherford Seydel, Associate Producer
Jim Swartz, Associate Producer
Susan Swartz, Associate Producer
Mickey Houlihan, Sound

OkeanosFoundation for the Sea and Discovery Channel present an Oceanic Preservation Society film. In association with Vulcan Productions, Earth Day Texas, JP’s Peace, Love & Happiness Foundation, Diamond Docs and Insurgent Media.

EXTINCTION

A Race We Can't Afford To Lose

SPECIES

A Race We Can't Afford To Lose

CHANGE

A Race We Can't Afford To Lose

CAUSES

A Race We Can't Afford To Lose

TEAM

A Race We Can't Afford To Lose

TACTICS

A Race We Can't Afford To Lose