Island of the Sharks takes viewers on an expedition 300 miles off the west coast of Costa Rica to the remote and unique marine ecosystem of Cocos Island. Get up close and personal with the shark species of Cocos, and witness the other marine residents of the island, including marlins, dolphins, and whales.

Length: 40:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 1999
  • Date Released:
    April 1999
  • Alternate Titles:
  • Status: In Distribution
  • 3D: No
  • Run Time: 31-50
  • Formats: 15/70
  • Distributor:

    IMAX Corporation

  • Produced By:
  • Executive Producer: Susanne Simpson
  • Producer: Michelle Hall
  • Director:  Howard Hall
  • Associate Producer: 
  • Writer:  Tom Friedman, Howard Hall (uncredited)
  • Cinematography: Bob Cranston, Howard Hall
  • Sound Editor: 
  • Visual Effects:
  • Music/Score:  Alan Williams
  • Editor: Mark Fletcher
  • Narrator: Linda Hunt
  • Other Credits: Major funding was provided by the National Science Foundation.
  • Sponsors:


  • Adventure
  • Animals
  • Documentary
  • Nature
  • Oceanography



  • Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel Award for Best Sound Editing, 2000
  • Special Jury Award of Merit, Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, 1999

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