ABOUT

333: A STUDIO DEDICATED TO CAPTURING AUTHENTIC WILDLIFE STORIES

The team at 333 has a lot in common, but above all, we share a complete fascination with sharks and marine life. As editors and creators, we're intensely focused on producing content that inspires the active conservation of the marine environment. With over 40 years of combined experience, we provide unparalleled high-definition underwater cinematography, production coordination, expedition planning, and post-production, making us fully equipped to take a project from start to finish.

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MEET THE TEAM

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JOE ROMEIRO

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY / EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Joe Romeiro is a multi-award-winning veteran wildlife cinematographer, filmmaker and Executive Director of 333 Productions. He is a member of the Explorers Club and in 2019 the Boston Sea Rovers awarded him the esteemed “Diver of the Year” award. Joe has spent over a decade filming and interacting with sharks all over the world. He has worked with many top celebrities and holds producer and filmmaking credits for Discovery Channel, National Geographic, BBC, Animal Planet and many more. His mission is to showcase sharks as beautiful creatures that are critical elements to our oceans ecosystem through personal interaction, education, research and filmmaking.

 

He has worked with many respected scientists in the field to bring to light some of the world's first knowns about shark behavior and activities that astound audiences worldwide. Joe and his wife, Lauren, own a 45' research vessel located in Rhode Island, the R/V WARFISH and has co-authored many scientific papers on shark behavior, movement, ecology and biology. His work focuses on his local New England waters, fighting for the survival of native species with an emphasis on the mako, blue, porbeagle and great white shark. His work has fueled awareness and legislation to protect these species not just regionally, but worldwide.

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LAUREN ROMEIRO

UNDERWATER CINEMATOGRAPHER / MARINE BIOLOGIST / CAPTAIN

 

Lauren is a marine scientist, well-respected photographer and cinematographer, and licensed boat captain focusing on the conservation of sharks in the Northwest Atlantic. She graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 2016 with a B.S. in Marine Biology and 2017 with a master’s in Oceanography.

 

Lauren started working for 333 Productions in 2017 as a cinematographer and has been featured on Discovery Channel, National Geographic, Lionsgate Pictures, Facebook and ESPN. She and her husband, highly acclaimed underwater cinematographer Joe Romeiro, operate the wildlife filming and conservation vessel, R/V WARFISH from Rhode Island. Lauren has quickly made an impact in the shark world aboard the R/V WARFISH. She is working on her PhD at URI GSO in Dr. Kelton McMahon's lab specializing in endothermic sharks and pelagic sharks throughout the Northwest Atlantic. Using deep-sea BRUVs, eDNA, fin cameras, psat tags and taking biopsies for reproductive hormones & isotope analysis all on free swimming animals, she will be able to get a better understanding of the socialization, mating and hunting behavior of these animals.

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BILL FISHER

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER / UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHER / SOUND DESIGNER

Bill's love of sharks grew from reading the books of Jacques Cousteau and Eugenie Clark, and later watching the movie JAWS. He was soon hooked on sharks. 

 

While visiting Grand Cayman island, Bill swam with his very first shark. He quickly learned to scuba dive and began going on as many shark diving adventures he could. After meeting Joe Romeiro on a shark expedition in 2006, the two went on to form 333 shortly after.

 

Combining Bill’s production background, and Joe’s cinematography skills, they began making films about sharks and the underwater world they had been experiencing. 333 was quickly recognized with numerous awards and they began speaking at dive shows and film fests across the country. 

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MITCH MCGRANE

CAPTAIN / MARINE BIOLOGIST

Growing up only minutes away from the beautiful beaches of Rhode Island, Mitch’s enthusiasm for the ocean, and his desire to learn as much as possible about its inhabitants, began at an early age. One viewing of JAWS at the age of seven and he was hooked on sharks. That quest for knowledge naturally led to a SCUBA certification and the pursuit of a B.S. in Marine Biology.

 

Upon graduating Mitch spent a better part of the next year conducting field research with great white sharks in South Africa. After returning to New England, he worked the waters commercially and eventually fulfilled the requirements necessary for a 25GRT Captain's certification from the US Coast Guard. One night, while out jigging for squid, he spotted the WARFISH and that was all it took to rekindle that childhood passion for studying sharks. Mitch now skippers the WARFISH as an overnight captain after extensive training in 2020 and his appetite for learning has never been greater.

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BRIAN BUCKLES

ART DIRECTOR / DESIGNER / ANIMATOR

From an early age, art was always a part of Brian’s life due to his obsession with sharks. Whether he was using a pencil or paint, creating artistic renditions of sea life consumed much of his childhood. He attended the College of Design at Iowa State University, and graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design. Brian has spent the last decade crafting his design skills by creating award-winning branding and content for a wide variety of marketing and communications campaigns. 

 

Since joining 333, Brian provides oversight and execution of the 333 visual brand, from motion graphics, custom illustrations, promotional designs, website development, and video editing.

 

When he's not busy creating at 333, Brian is an avid scuba diver and artist at heart, creating drawings and oil paintings that capture aquatic life in dramatic portraits with the goal of inspiring their conservation.

AWARDS & HONORS

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Emerging Underwater Filmmaker & Cinema Award

Death of a Diety

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A Lateral Line

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Underwater Video of the Year Singapore

A Lateral Line

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Ocean Geographic Conservation Award for Outstanding Achievement

Shark Culture

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Underwater Cinematography

A Lateral Line

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Special Jury Award

Bije Lav

Croatia

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Best in Cinematography

Shark Culture

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Tribute to Jacques Cousteau

Celine Cousteau

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