NAT GEO LIVE | Summit to Sea with Andy Mann, Photographer & Filmmaker

National Geographic Live | Summit to Sea with Andy Mann, Photographer & Filmmaker | December 19 & 20 at 7:30pm at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica

PHOTO: Andy Mann | South Pasadena News | National Geographic Live Summit to Sea

The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica presents the second event of the acclaimed National Geographic Live series during The Broad Stage’s 2019-20 Season – Summit to Sea with Andy Mann, National Geographic Photographer and Filmmaker, on December 19 & 20 at 7:30pm. Dive in and celebrate the ocean with award-winning filmmaker and photographer Andy Mann as he details his transformation from climber to diver and tells the story of our rapidly changing planet, from top to bottom.

Award-winning filmmaker and photographer Andy Mann combines his passions with purpose as a voice for the world’s oceans, following scientists to some of the most extreme locations on the planet in the hope of inspiring change.

PHOTO: Andy Mann | South Pasadena News | Nat Geo Summit to Sea

Andy’s journey from rock climber to ocean storyteller involves some remarkable detours and misadventures that prove that field science can be every bit as thrilling as the climbing adventures of his past. He has dived alongside crocodiles, sperm whales, and sharks and survived near misses with icebergs, all in pursuit of his ultimate goal: to shed light on Earth’s incredible ocean environments and advocate for their protection.

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He now spends over 100 days a year at sea, documenting cutting-edge marine science and telling the story of our rapidly changing planet—covering all seven continents for National Geographic.

PHOTO: Andy Mann | South Pasadena News | Giant sperm whales in Azores featured in Nat Geo Live’s Summit to Sea

For over a decade, Andy Mann has been a forerunner in the world of adventure film and conservation photography.  He is an experienced climber, diver, arctic explorer and award-winning filmmaker whose imagery is helping tell the story of our rapidly changing planet, documenting expeditions on all seven continents for National Geographic magazine, Sea Legacy, National Geographic’s Pristine Seas, Wildlife Conservation Society and more.

His imagery is remarkably memorable, reminding us how the emotion of an image can touch our spirit.

Andy is the co-founder and director at 3 Strings Productions, the commercial and documentary film studio in Boulder, CO and works with clients such as Red Bull, Toyota, The North Face, National Geographic and more. He also a founding member of the Sea Legacy Collective with Paul Nicklen and Cristina Mittermeier.

PHOTO: Andy Mann | South Pasadena News | A bear visits Andy Mann in Svalbard

National Geographic Live is the live events division of National Geographic. With a broad roster of talent including renowned photographers, scientists, authors, filmmakers and adventurers, National Geographic Live’s critically acclaimed programs have connected with audiences worldwide for over a century. Currently, National Geographic Live events are held in a variety of cities around the world, including, Seattle, Tampa, Los Angeles, and Calgary. In each of these cities, speakers share behind-the-scenes stories from the front lines of exploration onstage alongside stunning imagery and gripping footage. For more information, visit

Tickets are now on sale at  by calling 310.434.3200 or in person at the box office located at 1310 11th St. Santa Monica CA 90401 beginning three hours prior to performance. Prices start at $55

The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage at the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center opened its doors in September 2008. The Broad Stage is an artist’s dream and an audience’s delight.  Unlike any performance space in the country, it is sublimely intimate with just over 500 seats and strikingly grand at the same time—allowing eye contact with artists from the boxes to the back row—forging a new kind of artist and audience experience in Los Angeles.  Boasting one of the city’s largest proscenium stages, The Broad Stage offers theatre, dance, film, opera, jazz, world music, musicals, symphony and chamber orchestras, family programming, and more.  Each genre features superlative talent from every generation and around the globe.

No other performing arts center west of the 405 can boast such consistently stellar lineups of performers, including Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Joshua Bell, Michael Fabiano, Sir James Galway, Vittorio Grigòlo, Jonas Kaufman, Anna Netrebko, Garrick Ohlsson, André Watts, Joey Alexander, The Stanley Clarke Band, Dave Grusin, Bobby McFerrin, Brad Mehldau, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Joshua Redman, Lee Ritenour, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Helen Hunt, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Sutton Foster, Patti LuPone, Matthew Morrison Chita Rivera, Isabella Rossellini, Alash (Tuvan Throat Singers), Basiani (State Ensemble of Georgian Folk Singing), Josh Groban, Aaron Neville, Pussy Riot, Kyle Abraham, Ballet Hispanico, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Lil Buck, Bedlam Theatre Company, Manual Cinema, 7 Fingers, the Nat Geo Live presentations, and a recent new series in conjunction with Sotheby’s including a talk with Larry Bell, Billy Al Bengston, Ed Moses, and Ed Ruscha.