The Islands and The Whales

PBS Premiere: Oct. 9, 2017Check the broadcast schedule »

Filmmaker Bio

Mike Day Mike Day is a Scottish director and cinematographer. His debut film, The Guga Hunters of Ness, screened in 2011 on the BBC and internationally. Formerly a lawyer, Day founded Intrepid Cinema in 2009 before setting sail on the North Atlantic to document the last ten Scottish seabird hunters on their traditional annual gannet hunt on the remote island of Sula Sgeir in the Scottish Outer Hebrides. This was the first time since 1959 that the hunters had allowed this hunt to be filmed.

Day was listed as one of 10 filmmakers to watch in 2012 by Independent Filmmaker Magazine. He was also one of the European Documentary Network's 12 for the Future and attended the 2014 Sundance fellows program and labs.