Deaton's "Showdown at Tiger Beach" Continues to be Film Fest Fave 

Paul Cater Deaton’s exciting documentary short, “Showdown at Tiger Beach” has won prestigious Awards of Merit in three categories at The Best Shorts Film Competition. 

“Showdown” earned honors in the categories of Documentary Short, Nature / Environment / Wildlife, and Cinematography. 

“The goal of ‘Showdown’ is, above all, to shine a light on the importance of shark conservation,” Deaton said. 

The film contains electrifying scenes of close encounters with a dozen large tiger sharks and over 30 sharks of…

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"Lionfish, The Beautiful Outlaw" a Big Hit at Chicago Film Festival 

CHICAGO - Paul Cater Deaton's highly anticipated Lionfish, The Beautiful Outlaw was a smash hit at Chicago's prestigious Our World - Underwater 2011 Film Festival. The documentary examines the Indo-Pacific Pterios volitans as an invasive species in the western Atlantic, and the many responses to it.

Screening at a separate, long-form seminar earlier in the day, the film was declared a resounding success and sparked a lively round of discussion. The invasion of the lionfish into the western Atlantic…

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Deaton Tapped for "Mission-Blue" 

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - Two of Paul's "Coral Triangle" productions for Ocean in Google Earth were selected for inclusion in "Hope Spots" for Dr. Sylvia Earle's Mission-Blue. Its purpose is to ignite public support for a global network of marine protected areas, or "Hope Spots," large enough to save and restore the ocean, the blue heart of the planet. Visit

PCD "Fixes" Aadvantage Milestones 

DALLAS, TX - Paul Cater Deaton had the honor to serve as fixer and associate producer on recently released Caribbean segments for "American Airlines Aadvantage Milestones." These creations can be seen at Paul also filmed the underwater sequences. His intimate knowledge of the eastern Caribbean rim made him perfectly suited as associate producer/fixer. He arranged locations and support personnel, and acted as liaison to film commissions on…

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Deaton Featured at Our World - Underwater Film Festival 

CHICAGO - Paul shared the stage at the Our World - Underwater Film Festival with such industry titans as Wes Skiles, Howard & Michele Hall, and his old friend, Stan Waterman. His Dumaguete 5X5 from the 2009 Philippines Expedition was very well received. Immediately following the Film Festival, he was lead vocalist for The Wetsuits, the world's first Rock & Roll band comprising only underwater photographers and filmmakers. The "Wet-ettes" backup singers included Women Divers Hall of Famers Nancy McGee, Joan…

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"Ocean in Google Earth" Features New PCD Content 

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - Two of Paul's productions from the recent Philippines expedition have just gone live on Ocean in Google Earth. "It Takes a Village to Save a Reef" and "'Wild Reef' at Shedd Aquarium Inspired by Apo Island" are companion pieces about coral reef conservation in the Philippines, and telling taht story through a remarkable exhibit at Chicago's John G. Shedd Aquarium. See the locator pearls on Apo Island, in the Philippines, and the Shedd Aquarium.

Philippines Expedition 2009 

Manila - Paul Cater Deaton has returned from a highly productive two-week shoot in the southern Philippines. It was his second expedition to southeast Asia. He and Monica Gephart joined legendary filmmaker Stan Waterman and famed underwater photographer Lynn Funkhouser on Negros Orientales to film the reefs of Dumaguete, and the islands of Apo and Siquijor. They also shot sequences in Manila, Tokyo and Chicago. Footage from this expedition will become part of Paul's continuing coverage of the Coral…

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PCD Begins "Coral Triangle" Series for Ocean in Google Earth 

Mountain View, CA - The Coral Triangle - A Fragile Treasure by Paul Cater Deaton recently went live on Ocean in Google Earth! Find the Locator Pearl in the Ceram Sea, east of Papua/New Guinea. This 60-second piece is the first of a series Paul is producing for Google Earth. Upcoming productions will include glimpses of undersea creatures, animal behaviors, and exploration of some of the most lush, pristine coral reefs on the planet.

Ocean in Google Earth 

SAN FRANCISCO - The newest version of Google Earth includes video content by Paul Cater Deaton. He contributed several video compositions to the “Explore the Ocean” layer of Ocean in Google Earth. A key component of Google Earth 5.0, this feature enables users to dive beneath the surface of the sea and explore the world's oceans. Google Earth 5.0 was launched at the California Academy of Sciences, in San Francisco. Speaking at the event were Google CEO Eric Schmidt; The Honorable Al Gore; John Hanke…

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Shooting on St. Croix 

CHRISTIANSTED, ST. CROIX - Paul is currently spending a lot of time on St. Croix (the "Big Island" of the Virgin Islands), filming scenes for The Beer-Drinking Pigs of St. Croix. This film will premiere on 8 March at the prestigious Boston Sea Rovers show. At the same time, he is producing a documentary on the suppression of a subterranean fire at the Anguilla landfill there. Firefighters from Texas are working closely with heavy machinery operators from St. Croix to extinguish the fire, which has been…

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