A screening of the award winning documentary film Of Shark and Man

1-of-shark-and-men-logoThe Center for the Arts presents
Saturday, December 3



$10 members, $12 general admission
(Ticket price includes $2 facility fee.  Does not include applicable fee for online purchases.)



2:00pm Matinee Performance, Film Screening, and Q&A

8:00pm Evening Performance, Film Screening, and Q&A
Performance 20 minutes

Film Run Time: 100 minutes

Followed by Q&A
Doors open one hour before show time. Beer, wine, and refreshments will be available for purchase.


The Center for the Arts, in conjunction with Scarlet View Media and the Nevada City Film Festival, is proud to present a special matinee and evening screenings of documentary film Of Shark And Man, which drew a large audience as the main feature on the opening night of this year’s Nevada City Film Festival. To be shown at The Center’s Off Center Stage, opening with a rare and intimate musical performance by the film’s award winning sound designer David Lawrie. Following the film there will be a Q&A with Lawrie.



Of Shark and Man – Official Trailer (2015) from Scarlet View Media on Vimeo.


3-film-still-photoDavid Diley is a thirty-two year old man, trapped in a dead end job in England’s industrial north and his life is going nowhere. He does however, have a lifelong dream…


Should David follow the advice of everyone around him and forget about it, or should he risk everything and against all the odds, take his one chance to fulfil his greatest ambition, an ambition which finds him in the middle of a feeding frenzy with sixty of the world’s most dangerous sharks?


“Of Shark and Man” is a groundbreaking film about one man’s journey to get closer than anyone thought possible, to the world’s biggest Bull Sharks and tell the incredible untold story of Shark Reef in Fiji, one of the greatest marine conservation successes of all time.


“Of Shark and Man” is an epic, incredibly ambitious, cinematic and award winning love letter to the world’s most feared predator, in which the shark is the hero.

David Lawrie crafted the sound design and the opening theme for the film, which also features

pieces of music from his most recent album Dorothea’s Boat. Among the many awards the film has received is an award for Best Sound Design at the 2016 Nice International Filmmaker Festival. The film will be followed by a Q&A with Lawrie.


For more information about Of Shark And Man head to www.ofsharkandman.com



4-david-larwie-photoEnglish-born music producer David Lawrie, who now calls Grass Valley home, will be making a rare solo appearance at The Center for the Arts’ Off Center Stage in his first USA show.

David Lawrie is a music producer, composer, and award winning sound designer who works in his Ishikawa Studios facility in Grass Valley. He is a master’s graduate of Leeds College of Music with distinction in studio-based composition. This year alone he has had his music featured in multiple television shows around the world, and he has found himself in demand for his sound design work in Film – most recently he was responsible for the sound design and mix of Absinthe Films’ /After Forever. He has also produced work with international artists Echo Wants Her Voice Back, Teetotum and Marbled.


Copies of Lawrie’s album Dorothea’s Boat, featuring music from the film, will be available at the


For more information about David Lawrie head to www.davidlawrie.com


5-filmmaker-david-diley-photoABOUT THE FILM MAKER

David Diley

Shark Specialist / Film-Maker / Cinematographer / Editor / Colourist / Creative Director of Scarlet View Media


David Diley is an award winning Film-Maker based in the north of England working in Independent Film, TV and Commercial Film. David has been a passionate lover of sharks for 32 years, has been involved with sharks in a specialist capacity for over 20 years and has been an active advocate for shark conservation since the late 1980’s.


He has been involved in some major international conservation initiatives, including the Fiji Shark Sanctuary campaign and the creation of the Marshall Islands shark sanctuary for which he was commended for his input by Senator Tony deBrum. David has also been heavily involved in ongoing Stingray conservation and tagging projects with Asociacion Ondine in Mallorca.


David is an experienced Shark Diver and commercially qualified Media Diver who is regularly invited by the media to take part in expert panel discussions on the subjects of Shark Attack and Shark Feeding thanks to his specialist expertise in the areas of shark behaviour and shark attacks.


Best known for his multi-award winning feature documentary, “Of Shark and Man,” his profile has increased rapidly thanks to Film Festival appearances, including headline slots, on various international Film Festivals for “Of Shark and Man” and his internationally acclaimed short films, “A Ray of Light” and “A Ray of Light II.”


David is the owner of Scarlet View Media, a high end, boutique Production House and as a professional Film-Maker and Underwater Cinematographer, specialises in Film, TV and Commercial Films for the UK Diving Industry.


In the last few years, David has been featured by the BBC, Diver Magazine, Sport Diver, Dive, WGN Radio in Chicago, TNT Magazine, Deeper Blue, X-Ray Magazine and “Beyond Limits” amongst others.


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