Our Underwater Neighborhood: On the Big Screen
A chance to see your local underwater creatures in their natural habitat on the big screen at a community center near you. Events around Puget Sound will offer video excerpts from SEA-Inside: Pacific Northwest and a chance to meet with your neighbors to discuss some of the issues facing our underwater neighborhoods.

"John Williams' Underwater Neighborhood Video Tour was beautiful, engaging, and funny.  WSU Beach Watchers were very proud to cosponsor this event which entertained and informed so many community members.  People were amazed by what they were seeing, and I think that John’s stewardship messages made a strong impression." — Cheryl Lovato-Niles, WSU Whatcom County Extension Beach Watchers

Digital Press Kit

Our Underwater Neighborhood upcoming events
11 June 2013
Washington State Federation of Garden Clubs Conference
Silverdale Beach Hotel, Silverdale WA
A stone's throw from shore is a world that very few get to see, yet it is a major part of our neighborhood.  But many of these neighbors look like they came from another planet.

Join underwater videographer John Williams for a breathtaking journey through our water wilderness and a discussion about how  art, science, education, and recreation are involved in protecting and preserving the health of Puget Sound.

John will be showing excerpts from SEA-Inside: Pacific Northwest -- the Northwest's only TV series about what's below the surface.  Time will be reserved at the end of the evening for audience participation discussions and face-to-face conversations with some of the organizations who have stepped up to help preserve our marine ecosystems.

John Williams spent almost 20 years helping to map the ocean floor all over the world, from the deepest of the deep, the Mariana Trench, to the flanks of Surtsey, Iceland, some of the newest real-estate on the planet.  At the beginning of this century, he embarked on a new adventure: turning his love for SCUBA diving into a new career making educational underwater movies.   Recognizing some of the serious issues facing our oceans, yet optimistic that they can be addressed through public awareness and involvement, John founded a media production company called Still Hope Productions, Inc.

His video has been seen on broadcast, satellite, and cable TV, and at science conferences.  John's movie about the four seasons underwater in Puget Sound, "Return of the Plankton," is in many schools and libraries around the U.S., and it toured the country with the Kids First! film festival in 2007.  For the last three years, John has been producing the Pacific Northwest's only underwater TV series, "SEA-Inside: Pacific Northwest."  It is a non-profit project that airs on 45 community TV stations, reaching over 3 million homes.

John is a member of the 911 Media Arts Center, Bainbridge Island Broadcasting, Northwest Film Forum, the Alliance for Community Media, and he serves on the steering committee for the Puget Sound Partnership's ECO Network.

"John Williams gave a superb presentation to a packed conference room in Port Angeles.  His underwater video footage captivated the attentive audience.  And his lively delivery and interesting information entertained the audience, both young and old alike.  Even a fellow diver and marine biologist like myself thoroughly enjoyed the evening."
— Ed Bowlby, Marine Biologist for NOAA's Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary

Past Events
Oct. 23, 2012
OESD Science Cafe
Poulsbo, WA
Oct. 15, 2011
Water Courses
Keyport, WA
April 17, 2010
Bainbridge Island, WA
Oct. 4, 2010
Beach Watchers
Port Ludlow Beach Club
Port Ludlow, WA
June 30, 2010
Beach Watchers
Angel Arms Works
230 Avenue B
Snohomish, WA
June 12, 2010
World Ocean Day Festival
Camano Island, WA
May 26, 2010 Beach Watchers
Camano Island, WA
April 26, 2010
Seabeck Conference Center
Seabeck, WA
March 18, 2010
Beach Watchers
Council Chambers, Whatcom County Courthouse, Bellingham, WA
March 5, 2010
Beach Watchers
Port Angeles Library, Pt. Angeles, WA
Feb. 11, 2010
Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Mt. Vernon, WA
Feb. 10, 2010 Snohomish County Beach Watchers Lecture Series Mukilteo, WA
November 7, 2009 Science on the Sound
Highline Community College
Marine Science and Technology Center, Des Moines, WA
October 8, 2009 Kitsap Audubon Club Poulsbo, WA
October 3, 2009 Blue Festival Seattle, WA
August 11, 2009 Boys & Girls Club Bremerton, WA
August 1 & 2, 2009 Great Peninsula Future Festival Port Gamble, WA
June 6, 2009 Sea Cinema
Capitol Theater, Olympia, WA
May 28, 2009 Poulsbo Marine Science Center
Poulsbo, WA
April 21, 2009 American Fisheries Society Shelton, WA
April 2, 2009 People for Puget Sound
REI Flagship Store, Seattle, WA
March 31, 2009 Bremerton Norm Dicks Govt. Bldg
February 1,  2009 IslandWood Bainbridge Island, WA
January 13, 2009 Vinyard Lane Speaker Series Bainbridge Island, WA