Rob Stewart, born in Toronto, Canada, is an award-winning wildlife photographer and the director of Sharkwater.
Stewart began photographing underwater when he was 13. He became a certified scuba instructor trainer at age 18, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Western Ontario, and has studied Marine Biology and Zoology at universities in Kenya and Jamaica.
Stewart spent four years traveling the world as the chief photographer for the Canadian Wildlife Federation magazines, and has logged thousands of hours underwater, using the latest in rebreather and camera technologies.
His work underwater and on land has appeared in nearly every media form worldwide, from BBC Wildlife, Asian Diver, Outpost and GEO magazines to the Discovery Channels, ABC, BBC, night clubs and feature films.
Rob’s film Sharkwater is now the winner of 22 international film awards, and entered theatres in November 2007. He currently lives in Toronto.
"Compelling…part gorgeous, ethereal swim with the sharks…part message movie about the slaughter of the innocents."- Bruce Kirkland, Toronto Sun
"A simple – but ravishingly beautiful – natural history film a la ‘March of the Penguins"- Ron Foley, Atlantic Film Festival
"Stewart's footage is superb…. an eco-upset tale as complex and cautionary as 'Darwin's Nightmare.'"- David Rooney, Variety
"Boasts stunning underwater photography and takes its audience on a unique and amazing journey."- Sandy Mandelberger, Fort Lauderdale Film Festival