Marine and Water Safety Coordinator For Film and Television
Contact Telephone # 912-398-7400
Mike Neal and Bull River Cruises specializes in working with the film and television industry in getting the footage they want on the water in a safe professional manner.
We have a team of professional captains, safety divers, and underwater videographers for all your water and safety needs.
Camera boats, Support boats and Picture boats are either owned or in our network, we will find the boats you need for your project.
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS –MARINE COORDINATOR / WATER SAFETY
Extensive Experience in Various Marine Related Environments
Over 20 years of fiscal, regulatory, and operational experience in the management of excursion vessel operations, boatyards, and marinas. Experienced in vessel operations and maintenance, both commercial and pleasure.
Over 20 years dive experience from instructor to zero vis underwater repair and maintenance of vessels. Wrote Dive Protocol and Safety Program for Paramount. Ability to arrange for picture boats, camera boats and support boats.
Extensive knowledge of Coastal Georgia location information for scouting and shooting.
Owner of Bull River Cruises and Moon River Kayak Tours. ( www.bullriver.com) which includes a 17 passenger and a 40 passenger vessel used as camera and crew support boats.
Worked in remote locations in Costa Rica filming TV series. Provided technical support to various foreign militaries and companies. Lived and worked in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Bahamas, Korea, Tunisia, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia.
Demonstrated ability to communicate with people from varied cultural and professional backgrounds. Experienced in human resources and personnel management. Proven organizational skills and problem solving ability. Reliable, creative and self motivated.
FILM INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
2015/16 – Baywatch- Paramount- Preproduction / Water Scouting
2015 – Live by Night – Warner Brothers- Safety/Shuttle Boat Operations
2015 –The Detour –TBS –Marine Coordinator/Water Safety Department Head/Locations
2015- Zelda – Amazon – Marine Coordinator
2015- Rectify- Season 3 – Marine Coordinator / Water Safety- Tybee
2014- Magic Mike xxl - Water Safety
2013- Belks Christmas Commercial - Marine Coordinator/Water Safety
2013- Anchorman 2 - Paramount - Marine Coordinator- Department Head; Hired Safety Divers and Captains, arranged for camera and support boats and barges, set and managed marine budget, wrote dive safety protocol.
2012- Bad Girls Club - Atlanta (Sav Location)- Water Safety
2012- Candler St Joeseph' Hospital Commercial - Marine Coordinator/Water Safety
2012- CNN Hometown Heroes Tybee Island - Marine Coordinator
2011- When The Bough Breaks – Camera Boat Ops
2011- Savannah (2012) – Marine Coordinator/Camera Boat Ops/ Safety Diver
2011- The Town (GA site) – Warner Brothers – Marine Coord/Camera Boat Ops
2010 – X Men – Savannah water location scouting
2008- The Catch- Costa Rica – Standoff Studios
2007- Green Georgia Getaways – GPTV – Marine Coordinator
Variety of print ad work
Maine Maritime Academy; Castine, ME 1991-1994
A.S. Degree: Dual Degree in Marina / Boatyard Management and Small Vessel Operations
Small business curriculum combined with maritime studies
US Powerboating Instructor- Safe Powerboating & Rescue/Safety Boat
USCG Licensing Instructor - OPVC , 100 Ton Masters, Assisted Towing
USCG 100 Ton N.C. Masters License, - Aux Sail and Commercial Towing Endorsements.
USCG 200 Ton N.C. Mates License
PADI Open Water Instructor (inactive)- Dive Master – Rescue Diver
ALA Lifeguard Cerification
CPR and First Aid Cerified
OSHA 10- Construction
Honorable Discharge - U.S. Army