The Adventures of Zack and Molly

The Adventures of Zack and Molly is a video series produced by ECOGIG in partnership with Jim Toomey. 

Zack is more interested in the small world of his smart phone than the larger world around him. His online request for a roommate is answered by Molly, a tech-savvy dumbo octopus on a mission to tell the world about the importance of the deep ocean. Molly wants to use Zack’s apartment for her global communications headquarters, but Zack is skeptical. To win Zack over, Molly takes him to her deep ocean home in the Gulf of Mexico to see its unique features and diverse marine life, and to help him understand how human activities threaten its health.

The video series will be available in the fall of 2018

Zack Finds a Roommate: 4 min. 3 sec.
Zack Visits Molly’s World: 3 min. 58 sec.
Human Impacts in the Deep Ocean: 4 min. 14 sec. 
3-story compilation: 11 min. 31 sec. 
Press kit available here 

About the Director
Jim Toomey is an award-winning cartoonist and filmmaker who created the popular comic strip Sherman’s Lagoon, which appears in over 250 daily newspapers, in 20 countries and six languages. Jim has just completed his 23rd book, published by Andrews McMeel. The strip’s underwater theme explores environmental issues in a way that appeals to adults and children alike. In addition to creating the daily strip, Jim is an award-winning videographer, and has produced videos for the United Nations, the Pew Charitable Trusts and World Resources Institute. His videos feature a blend of animation and live-action that appeals to a broad variety of viewers. Jim holds degrees from Duke and Stanford, and sits on the board of several environmental non-profits. Jim has given talks at a variety of venues, from his April 2010 TED Talk, to the Royal Society in London, to Harvard University to his children’s kindergarten class. Jim has been featured in many of his client newspapers, as well as Wired Magazine, and National Public Radio. 

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