David Yates – Producer and Writer
David Yates graduated from the University of Nebraska-Omaha in 1985 with a B.S.B.A., and immediately went to work for Arthur Young & Company, a then Big-Eight accounting firm (now Ernst & Young). In 1987, Yates was hired by a private group of companies located in the Tampa Florida area. In 1989, this group purchased the rights to the Ironman Triathlon events and brand. After becoming the Executive VP in 1989, Yates moved to CEO in 1992. During his tenure, the Ironman brand was established as a legitimate multi-million dollar international sports brand, with TV packages on NBC and ESPN, and he won multiple national Emmy Awards for his work with NBC.
Yates joined the Clearwater Marine Aquarium in February 2006 as its Director and CEO. He assumed this position at a time when CMA was on the verge of insolvency, and created a vision, business model and an award-winning management team that has successfully resurrected the CMA into a thriving global organization. When Winter the dolphin came to CMA, Yates had the foresight to see her story of survival as an inspiration to others. He initiated a marketing and media plan that promoted the story worldwide and attracted the attention of animal lovers and individuals with life challenges who would learn from her story. This story has been told in nearly all major and secondary national and international media outlets, including NBC’s Today Show, Good Morning America, Oprah, BBC, CNN and thousands of others. Winter’s story has also been featured in magazines such as People, Reader’s Digest, Time and Women’s World. Yates has helped produce three books about her, and is the Co-Producer of Dolphin Tale. He and his wife Joan have four grown children.
Yates has the following TV & film credentials:
1. NBC Ironman network shows (two hour broadcasts)– Executive Producer· 1992 – 1997
2. ESPN International Ironman Series (three shows per year) – Executive Producer· 1995 – 1997
1. Dolphin Tale – Co-Producer
2. Dolphin Tale 2 (green lit) – Executive Producer
1. Sports Emmy 1995 – Outstanding Opening, Close and Tease
2. Sports Emmy 1997 – Outstanding Opening, Close and Tease
3. Sports Emmy 1997 – Best Edited Sports Special
4. International Monitor Award 1995 – Best Achievement Sports
5. International Monitor Award 1996 – Best Achievement Sports
6. International Monitor Award 1997 – Best Achievement Sports
Post-production work was done at the world-renowned Mob Scene Creative + Productions studio, located in Beverly Hills, California. Mob Scene collaborates with most major Hollywood studios, and produces many of the movie trailers you see in theaters. Some of their clients include James Cameron, Warner Bros., HBO, DreamWorks, Disney, Universal, Sony and Paramount. Client projects have included Die Hard (1988), Titanic (1997), Avatar (2009), Zero Dark Thirty and Argo (2012), and The Wolverine and Man of Steel (2013).
Editor – Rob Glowacki, with the following TV and Film-related credentials (not all inclusive):
1. (2000) The Mutant Watch (X-Men)
2. (2001) Planet of the Apes: Rule the Planet
3. (2003) Mutants Uncovered (X-Men 2)
4. (2005) Assembling ‘Robots’: The Magic, the Music & the Comedy
5. (2006) Pixar’s 20th Anniversary Special
Film (Marketing materials and/or DVD bonus material):
1. (2012) Titanic 3D Blu-Ray Release, co-editor on “Reflections on Titanic” (1 hour documentary)
2. (2012) Argo
3. (2009) Avatar
4. (2008) Valkyrie
5. (2006) Ice Age 2
6. (2005) The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
7. (2004)The Incredibles
8. (2002) Ice Age
1. 2010 Emmy Nominated “Avatar: Enter the World of Pandora”, an HBO First Look special
2. Co-Editor for 2011 Key Art Award Winner, “Capturing Avatar” (documentary on the making of Avatar that was on the Blu-Ray release of the film)
Joe Malo – Associate Producer
Joe Malo, a Master Naturalist and current Video Production Manager at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, began as a CMA volunteer in the Animal Care department shortly after moving to Florida in 1996. Over the years, he became involved in many aspects of the aquarium, and has worked as a supervisor on the Marine Animal Stranding Team, Sea Turtle Nesting Patrol volunteer, Director of Education, and eco-tour boat captain. As one of CMA’s longest tenured employees, Joe continues to enjoy documenting the aquarium’s work and sharing its mission through video production.
The filming and post-production of Winter, the Dolphin That Can took place over a two year period, from 2011 to 2013. Spotlight interview, narration scenes and aerial footage included were shot in California, Indiana, Tennessee and Florida. Footage of Winter’s 2005 rescue was shot by Brian Cousin, the videographer for Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute – a close partner of Clearwater Marine Aquarium.