DON’T MISS THIS!
A new eco-adventure series called The Water Brothers will start airing on TVO March 19th, 7 pm EST.
The show follows real-life brothers Alex and Tyler Mifflin as they travel around the world showcasing the challenges faced by water, our most valuable and extremely troubled resource.
Originally from Toronto, the Mifflins have effectively created the show on their own: Alex is the lead researcher, co-writer and co-host, and Tyler is co-host, director and co-producer.
In the first season, the show features locations such as the Mekong River in South East Asia, the Arctic Circle, the disappearing coral reefs of the Caribbean, and the Carp-infested waters of the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers.
Tyler is a skilled cinematographer and emerging director. He graduated from the University of British Columbia with a major in film production. Tyler got his start in film and television industry at a young age when he shot and starred in an episode of the YTV reality show Road Scholars, for which he traveled all over France, Italy and Switzerland, exploring many cultural wonders and doing extreme sports such as snowboarding, wakeboarding, mountain biking and rock climbing. Tyler has filmed projects in Cambodia, Laos, Belize, Mexico the U.A.E, and all over Canada, from the rough mountaintops of the Rockies to the urban streets of Toronto and Vancouver. Tyler recently completed a course in 3D filmmaking presented by the Canadian Society of Cinematographers. Tyler’s hobbies include any sport that involves a board, scuba diving, rock climbing, reading, playing music (harmonica, drums) and video games, and spending time at his family cottage on Georgian Bay.
Tyler’s Water Issue
1 billion people don’t have access to clean drinking water. Water is a finite resource, and it is being taken for granted. It is important that we do what we can in our everyday lives to sustain water for future generations.
The idea to embark on The Water Brothers project first arose when Alex started working alongside his brother at SK Films in 2009 conducting research for IMAX® films in development. After receiving a degree in International Development and Environmental Studies from Dalhousie University and the University of King’s College earlier that year, the decision to join the family business and then begin The Water Brothers project were easy since they both allowed him to combine his interests in science and the environment and use film to explore how humans can harmonize our relationship with water and the natural world. When he isn’t hosting television shows, reading, enjoying music or thinking about the worlds biggest social and environmental dilemmas, Alex likes to spend his time playing sports, watching sports, taking scuba diving trips, and hanging out with friends surrounded by nature at the family’s Georgian Bay island cottage.
Alex’s Water Issue
Climate change is having a devastating effect on several places around the world. The great thing is that we can make little changes to curb it, like driving hybrid cars or turning off your lights when you’re not home. We can all make a difference.
To coincide with UN World Water Day, the Mifflins will launch their free mobile app called “Quench,” which tells users in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area where the closest water refill stations are.
The Mifflins will also be appearing at the Green Living Show in Toronto on Eco Youth Day: April 13, 2012.