David Owen Brown, “Fragile Legacy” writer and director,  works worldwide as a producer, cameraman and presenter. He specializes in environmental subjects, filming in the wildest places remaining on earth. He has worked on every continent in over 120 countries, covering everything from Blue whales to White sharks and sunken submarines to lava flows. His work has aired on NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, Discovery Channel and National Geographic television, and his photography has appeared in the Smithsonian’s Ocean Planet and Ocean Hall, the American Museum of Natural History and as a cover of “Science Times.” David conceived, produced, wrote and directed the award- winning film “Fragile Legacy,” narrated by Ted Danson, screened in over eighteen international film festivals and winning Best of Category at Blue Ocean in Monaco and New Media in LA. David worked on expeditions with underwater pioneers Jacques-Yves and Jean-Michel Cousteau, aboard vessels Calypso and Alcyone. He also represented the Cousteau Society in presentations to universities, trade associations and aboard cruise vessels worldwide. He founded Passage Productions, a documentary film company and stock house, where he conceived and produced the first live underwater interactive broadcast from underwater onto the Internet. He provided principal photography for the successful search and partial recovery of INS Dakar, an Israeli submarine lost in the Mediterranean for 32 years, used in National Geographic’s “Mystery of the Dakar.” A seasoned presenter, David has given over 1000 presentations, to enthusiastic audiences worldwide. Sponsoring institutions have included Smithsonian, Harvard, Cornell, American Museum of Natural History, colleges throughout the United States state and aboard cruise vessels of eight fleets.


David’s general presentations include “A Road Less Traveled” and “A Visual Odyssey,” both designed to inspire college audiences to think big when imaging the future for themselves and the planet. Stunningly illustrated from his imaging career, these presentations are continually updated with new material, all selected to celebrate the biological and cultural diversity that sustains our world. Specialty presentations are available upon request, speaking from David’s experiences filming in the Amazon, Sepik, Africa, Antarctic etc., and tailored to students in environmental studies, biology, film making or other fields. A workshop in Visual Storytelling is also available upon request.