CYNTHIA ABBOTT is an awarding independent producer/director of short environmental films. She believes the power of storytelling can change our collective understanding of the ocean and create a new vision for the ocean’s future. Her films both raise awareness and inspire viewers to action. She is founder of Every Second Breath Project, a short-film series that presents people who have been deeply affected by the ocean, and who are actively engaged in trying to help the ocean heal. Her work has recently been shown at prestigious film festivals.