Winnipeg, MB – Merit Motion Pictures is delighted to announce that One Ocean Interactive has won the Best Interactive/New Media Program award at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival. One Ocean Interactive is a co-production of Merit Motion Pictures and Tactica Interactive in association with CBC-TV’s The Nature of Things hosted by David Suzuki.ONE OCEAN INTERACTIVE is the digital media component of the television series, ONE OCEAN, co-produced with CBC-TV’s The Nature of Things – a powerful documentary series highlighting the wondrous diversity of ocean life, and the severe issues threatening it. The site is an immersive website that ambitiously extends the documentary experience from the television to the website, into both homes and classrooms.The 2011 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival winners were selected from more than 800 entries from around the world by an eminent group of judges.“We are thrilled,” said Producer Alexa Rosentreter. “It’s particularly rewarding to have our project be recognized by one of the premiere nature and environmental festivals in the world.”One Ocean Interactive engages users in the major threats to the health and diversity of the global ocean through compelling 3D games, podcasts, videos, teacher resources and more. Using the Google Earth and Unity 3D platforms, action and strategy games and challenges get users to make real changes in the way they think and act in order to make a better future for the wonders and natural resources of the ocean.WWW.CBC.CA/ allows you enter the ocean and experience it in a very personal way. Inside the 3D Biosphere users can create their own personal marine reserve. They can challenge themselves on a Mystery Mission, or set a record in the fast-paced Pollution Collector. Develop strategies for sustainable fishing and defend coral reefs from the hazards threatening them. Ocean Explorer takes users on guided tours, or allows users to explore independently using Google Earth’s satellite and sonar imagery. Historical timelines, profiles of sea life, experts, and creators of the series and website are available, along with new webisodes and podcasts. Finally, the One Ocean Pledge, is an open call to all of us to make a difference in the future life of the is co-produced by Merit Motion Pictures and Tactica Interactive Communications, in association with CBC-TV’s The Nature of Things, and with the participation of the Canadian Television Fund, the Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund, and the Government of Manitoba – Manitoba Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit.About JACKSON HOLE WILDLIFE FILM FESTIVALLaunched in 1991, the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival is a biennial conference that gathers hundreds of international industry leaders in the areas of broadcasting and media with science and conservation experts. By offering media producers a forum for business and idea sharing, it seeks to promote sustainable management of the world’s wildlife and natural habitat.About MERIT MOTION PICTURESMERIT MOTION PICTURES is one of Canada’s leading producers of factual entertainment programming. Smart. Fun! http://www.meritmotionpictures.comAbout TACTICA INTERACTIVETACTICA INTERACTIVE is an award-winning interactive digital media studio creating websites, mobile apps, games, and social media strategies.

January 17, 2013