Award-winning director killed in New Zealand shark attack

By Alexi Knock,

An award-winning director was attacked and killed by a great white shark Wednesday off the coast of New Zealand.

Adam Strange, a prominent short film director, was a few hundred yards from shore when the great white attacked.

According to USA Today, police attempted to shoot the shark from inflatable lifesaving boats. Police estimate the shark was about 13 feet long.

A witness, Pio Mose, told The New Zealand Herald, “I yelled at him to swim to the rocks. There was blood everywhere. The water was red. It's pretty scary."

Strange was in 10 international film festivals for his short film Aphrodite’s Farm and was a finalist in the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival and the London International Awards.

On his website, Strange wrote, “When I get a spare five minutes, I like to make a fruit smoothy, surf some big waves out on the West Coast, point my skis down a mountain…haul my mountain bike up and down a few hills, drink some Pinot while scratching away at a film script."



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