The Director

E Franklin Tulloch III


Producer/Director: E. Franklin Tulloch has just finished working as the head of media and event coordination for the hugely successful “Don’t Stop Talking Fish” Initiative with NOAA. This was finished on budget. He has been working in production, design and behind the camera for over 35 years, beginning in photography in the early 80s and moving to LA in the mid-90s after receiving a BA in broadcast journalism from Ole Miss, to work directly with some of the top film directors in the world at the world famous post house “525” in Hollywood, Ca., training in avid editing at the forefront of the digital age of production.  Specializing in on-water/underwater and aerial cinematography, and as an independent Director/Filmmaker, Franklin’s client list includes a number of Major Company Sponsors and employers such as Roy Disney/CSTV, Harken Inc., Protector Boats, Bonnier Corp/Cruising World, Palomar Pictures, Miramax Films. In 2012 Franklin premiered his full length film, SKIFF18: The Future of Sailing is Extreme, at the San Francisco Ocean Film Festival in Feb, 2012 to wonderful reviews. His last Project “Rhythm of Life” has been in a number of marine based film festivals in the past year.  He also produced a lion-fish awareness film for the USVI NPS that is on continuous replay in the St John National Park Building on St John.  Franklin and his family have been members of the USVI community since 1998 and the Tortola (BVI) community for 8 years prior.

In the Summer of 2013 I began working on a personal film project by the name of UNDER ST. JOHN.  For the past 20 years i have been filming throughout the virgin Islands, and collecting interviews with some of the most extraordinary people in our islands who work on the front lines of conservation and natural resource protection here in the USVI.  In 2013 Earthbound Studios became a partner with a number of local and federal agencies as the contract holder for the NOAA: MOE's, Don't Stop Talking Fish Initiative, the brain-child of NOAA marine biologist Lia Ortiz.

 As a member of CORE (Caribbean Outreach and Education Association) i have seen first hand the destructive nature of the Invasive lion-fish, this is a problem that cannot be overlooked. 

Franklin Tulloch filming on location in SF Bay during the SKIFF 18 Project.  HIs film premiered at the SF Ocean Film Festival in 2012, to wonderful reviews and was part of the SF Americas Cup Village film series summer of 2014.

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