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Soames Summerhays

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Producer and Director

Phone: (858) ***-****  HQ Phone
Summerhays Films , Inc.
13234 Polvera Ave.
San Diego , California 92128
United States

Company Description: Summerhays Films, Inc, a San Diego-based film production company, is an award-winning world leader in the production of large-format special exhibit motion picture...   more

Employment History


  • Bachelor's degree , biology
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Ocean Oasis: Filmmakers, 8 April 2015 [cached]
Filming osprey, James Neihouse and Soames Summerhays
James Neihouse and Soames Summerhays
[photo ofJames Neihouse, Soames Summerhays, Mike Westcoat]
James Neihouse, Soames Summerhays, Mike Westcoat
Soames Summerhays, Producer/Director, Summerhays Films, Inc.
Born and educated in the United Kingdom, Soames Summerhays has, from his earliest years, had an absorbing interest in the natural world. He has a Bachelor's degree in biology, and later specialized in marine biology during his postgraduate studies. Early in his career he began leading expeditions worldwide and lecturing on subjects of natural history, historical and anthropological interest. In the course of a decade he led more than 100 expeditions to remote parts of the world, from Pole to Pole. Subsequently, he worked as a scientist and administrator for the Australian Government setting up Marine Parks along the Great Barrier Reef. During this period he published many articles in popular science journals and trade magazines and has been a contributing author to a number of books.
Soames Summerhays film making career began in 1979, with the IMAX® production of The Great Barrier Reef. Subsequently, he started Summerhays Films in 1985. He has produced and directed many large format films for destination theaters, IMAX® theaters, theme parks and world expositions and is the recipient of many awards. His other IMAX® film credits include Darwin on the Galapagos, Seasons, and Ring of Fire. Currently in production, his company is producing a large format (1570) film on Yosemite for the Giant Screen Theater Association.
Ocean Oasis Press Release, 1 Sept 2000 [cached]
"People who know Baja California have a strong emotional bond with the region," said Soames Summerhays, the film's director and president of the production company Summerhays Films, Inc.
Ocean Oasis Reviews and Media, 18 July 2000 [cached]
"People who know Baja California have a strong emotional bond with the region," said Soames Summerhays, the film's director and owner of the production company Summerhays Films Inc.
Soames Summerhays, ..., 1 Jan 2011 [cached]
Soames Summerhays, Summerhays Films, Inc.
"It is such a pleasure to ..., 28 Oct 2010 [cached]
"It is such a pleasure to once again have the opportunity of working with so many of our friends and colleagues at the SDNHM in this project," said naturalist and filmmaker, Soames Summerhays who heads Summerhays Films, a San Diego-based company. "This film will raise awareness about the magnificent forms of life, the intricate balance between them, and ultimately, the relationship we have with coral reefs. Turtle Reef has been more than a year in production and brings together talent from all over, including San Diego, France, the UK and, of course, Hawaii. "The production has been the culmination of an international effort," says Summerhays.
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