William McKeever is a documentary filmmaker, writer, and the founder of the non-profit organization Safeguard the Seas, dedicated to ocean conservation. He is the producer and director of the forthcoming feature-length documentary film Emperors of the Deep, which will premier in spring 2020.
McKeever is on a mission to change the public’s perception of sharks of the dangerous and mysterious creatures of the deep.
“Sharks are unequivocally essential to maintaining a balanced ecosystem. When these important apex predators are removed from the ocean, the effect on reefs, sea-grass and all the marine ecosystems is catastrophic for generations to come.” McKeever says.
McKeever has dedicated on a two-year journey around the world to write the book and produce the film because every year the plight of the shark is getting worse.
“Emperors of the Deep is a must-read for anyone in love with our oceans and concerned with averting the looming ecological destruction of our planet. McKeever brings to light the importance of sharks and their role as ancient guardians of the seas.”—John Hocevar, Oceans Campaign Director, Greenpeace USA