viernes, 1 de octubre de 2010


The giant tuna is the most powerful fish in the oceans and probably the animal that has influenced the History of Civilization the most. 
These hot-blooded animals, which can weigh up to one thousand kilograms, travel through the Atlantic Ocean by the hundreds as they carry out the most titanic undertaking in all of marine life.
Just a few people know why the influence of this fish has helped determine the history of Humanity: The Red Tuna helped found as well as bring down empires simply because its macerated meat was the only protein available to feed Roman and Greek legions.
Nevertheless, the “Great Red” has a weak point, as it is forced to travel into two very dangerous places to reproduce. One of these areas is the Gulf of Mexico and the other the Mediterranean Sea. In the former, the oil spillage is jeopardizing the future of our protagonist, and in the latter, this disaster is just beginning to occur.
Besides oil, the tuna has an even bigger enemy; SUSHI, the quintessential Japanese dish. The best tuna in the world can sell for as much as 176.000 dolars for just one specimen in Tokyo.
This high price has caused the Tuna War to escalate and has pitted fishermen against ecologists in a long-standing controversy.For the first time in documentary history, we have been able to shoot the reproductive orgy of the tuna in the dark waters of the Mediterranean night. Hundreds of red tunas spreading out eggs and sperm into a huge white cloud in a secret place recently discovered by fishermen.
The GREAT RED is about to tell us its story in the first person.
Written and Directed by: Fernando López-Mirones
Formato 1x60’

ULTIMATUNA is finished. This is a part of the voice of the guest star of the documentary film about RED TUNA (bluefin tuna):

The voice of a GIANT TUNA:

They’ve always called us Giants. We spend our lives in the Ocean; our universe is the deep blue. They say we changed the course of History, that our flesh fed legions and armies. But my colleagues and I keep on swimming, as we always have, in search of our destinies, beyond time. Our problems begin as we approach land, that mysterious boundary we have yet to understand. This is our story.
It was never easy for us to get through here. This is the part, our ocean that becomes very tight and forces us to negotiate a narrow pass between two stretches of land that are very close to each other. Also, this is the place where they harass us, our worst enemy. The orcas remain silent, still, so that we can’t even hear them. Under Gibraltar’s darkness they let us see their white spots whenever it behooves them. They makes us stray from our path; they lead us towards the shore. We’ve been fleeing from them for thousands of years, yet they still know how to deceive us.
They’re intelligent, thinking mammals; and we’re … just fish.

The voice of a NARRATOR:
Every year, the giant tuna cross the Strait of Gibraltar, swimming between Europe and Africa. They come from the Atlantic Ocean, where they’ve been feeding for months, and they enter the Mediterranean to reproduce.
Hordes by the thousands that will not feed at all for another two months; this is why they cannot be fished conventionally.
In all of the oceans there isn’t a comparable amount of biomass that moves as one. This Red Tide constitutes the most massive migration on the Planet.
The Neanderthals knew that there was only one way to get hold of that precious meat: to be on the lookout for black fins.
Orcas, both then as well as now, enter the Mediterranean following the schools of Bluefin tuna to prey on them. The panic these Cetaceans cause among the Great Reds is such that they often end up beached on the sand.
… and the clan knew this.
This ancient interaction takes place in the Spanish towns of Barbate and Zahara. Here, orcas are known by their ancient name: espartes. Andrés is a fisherman who will never forget his encounter with them.
To see the teaser of ULTIMATUN - ULTIMATUNA go to www.newatlantis.net