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Louie Psihoyos

Photographer and Documentary Film Producer


Louie Psihoyos is a world renown National Geographic photographer and Oscar-winning director whose mission is to use storytelling to shift humanity to a more sustainable and compassionate future. He is co-founder and Executive Director of the Oceanic Preservation Society (OPS), a California-based non-profit organization His first film, The Cove, is a real-life thriller that exposed the brutal slaughter of small cetaceans in Japan and became one the most acclaimed documentaries in film history.  The activism around that Oscar-winning film helped reduce dolphin and porpoise slaughter in Japan over 93%.  He and his team’s projection events of endangered species on iconic buildings for their film, Racing Extinction, received over 5.4 billion media views and led to laws that protect some of the earth’s most endangered species.  Over 75% of the world’s interest in shifting towards a plant-based diet has been attributed to his 3rd film, The Game Changers, a film about plant-based super athletes. He co-directed Mission:Joy a buddy film about how to find joy in a world of full of sorrow and features his Holiness, The Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.  His Netflix series, You Are What you Eat: A Twin Experiment has been seen around the world by 10’s of million of people and continues to nudge the world closer towards a healthier and more sustainable future.