The Executive Director of Oceanic Preservation Society (OPS), Louie Psihoyos is widely regarded as one of the world's most prominent still photographers. Psihoyos mission is to use the art of storytelling to scale social change.
Psihoyos' first documentary film, "The Cove," a film about the mass slaughter of dolphins in Japan, has won over 100 awards globally from festivals and critics, including the Oscar® for Best Documentary Feature in 2009. It became the first doc in history to sweep all the film guilds. More importantly the activism inspired by the film, helped reduce cetacean deaths by thousands per year and some over 93% since the film’s release.
His latest film "Racing Extinction," was seen by 36 million people in over 220 countries and territories on a single day. The projections from that film of endangered species on the United Nations, The Empire State Building and The Vatican has been viewed over 5 billion times, became the top trending global event on Facebook and Twitter and helped lead to legislation banning the trafficking of endangered species.
His third film, Game Changers, documents elite athletes on a plant based diet, and bust myths that meat-centric diet is optimal for strength, endurance, virility and recovery.
He is currently working on a film about Dr. Dean Ornish and his unified theory of health to see if his program, which has proven to reverse heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and prostate cancer can also reverse a disease for which there is no know cure, Alzheimer’s.