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.

International Experience

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.

Interpersonal Skills

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

EDUCATION

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

Certifications //Licenses

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

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