In the summer of 2015, 11 people were attacked by sharks along the North Carolina and South Carolina coasts. All attacks occurred within a 3 week period. This documentary focuses on how the media over-hyped the situation and an experts' view about it. Interviews from the reporter who was on Oak Island the day the frenzy began, and from the marine scientist who was talked to 30 times in the month following the attacks. Taylor Yakowenko, WWAY News, talks about being on the beach shortly after the attacks happened and how WWAY was the source of the story, and Dr. Dan Abel tells us what should be done henceforth about sharks and attacks following that fateful summer.
Feast Coast (2016) was a film made for an Intermediate Documentary course at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Justin Davis pitched the idea in class and it was voted to be one of the four films to be made that semester. Eli Shoemaker volunteered first to produce it and then Jessica P. Jackson volunteered to do sound. Myself, Adam Fackelman, was chosen to be the Director of Photography. This is easily one of the more organized and professional productions I've been a part of. We met once a week, every week until we had a rough cut of the film complete. Since it's completion, the film was accepted into fifteen film festivals around the world. Festivals include Visions Film Festival & Conference in Wilmington, NC to the World International Film Festival in Singapore, Indonesia.