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The Extraordinary Untold Legacy of Edward F. Ricketts: Scientist, Philosopher, and Legendary Mentor of John Steinbeck

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ARCHIVE PHOTO* | Ed Ricketts circa 1930's
ARCHIVE PHOTO* | Ed Ricketts circa 1930's

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>> CLICK HERE for the Salinas Californian Article about the making of our film!<<

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THANK YOU TO MUMFORD & SONS for being in our DOCUMENTARY!  

Mumford & Son's performing at their 'Salute to Steinbeck' event in Monterey, CA
Mumford & Son's performing at their 'Salute to Steinbeck' event in Monterey, CA

The Mumford & Son's 'Salute to Steinbeck' event was amazing and we are thrilled that we got to film it for the documentary!

>>click here for the pictures of our weekend with the band!<<

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ABOUT THE DOCUMENTARY: 

AS A LABOR OF LOVE we've gone into production on a feature documentary which chronicles the tidal effects of Ed "Doc" Ricketts, from his groundbreaking work in marine biology to his epic friendships with John Steinbeck and Joseph Campbell. We've been fortunate enough to have spent this past year filming Oral Histories and stories of friends and family of Ricketts & Steinbeck as we explore how this one man's truly profound legacy resonates over the decades through to today with legions of scientists, artists, writers and fans. 

Ed Ricketts was mentor to Joseph Campbell and muse to John Steinbeck, who used Ed as the model for some of his most memorable characters. Ricketts is considered a pioneer in ecology and is the inspiration for countless marine biologists. Our documentary explores his legacy and the effects of his work through to today. 

LOCATION STILL: Behind Ed's Lab on Cannery Row
LOCATION STILL: Behind Ed's Lab on Cannery Row

In order to continue to explore Ricketts profound influences as they have rippled out from the Lab on Cannery Row, we are following new marine expeditions through Baja, Mexico and Puget Sound, Vancouver and Sitka, Alaska. We are traveling thousands of miles to retrace Ricketts steps and to discover the birthplaces of his books: Between Pacific Tides and The Sea of Cortez.

Snaps of the crew filming in Alaska, Mexico and California
Snaps of the crew filming in Alaska, Mexico and California

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OK. But what's the story?

About Ed Ricketts:

From his unassuming little lab on the shores of Monterey bay, the impact of Edward Flanders Robb Ricketts (1897-1948) has rippled out into the sea of American culture for the past 80 years; influencing its tides and causing profound waves that still affect us across the decades.

ON LOCATION | Ed's Lab on Cannery Row
ON LOCATION | Ed's Lab on Cannery Row

Ed’’s Lab, situated among the canneries, was an epicenter of scientific, philosophical, and creative thinking during the 1930’’s and 40’’s. Writers, artists, students, prostitutes, musicians, bums, celebrities, doctors, soldiers, and biologists gathered here for food and drink and long, lively discussions. They came to discover music and poetry, to experience literature and philosophy, and to learn about science and art, to enjoy the camaraderie of friends and family, foes and lovers.

ARCHIVE PHOTO: The Lab Group, 1940's | © Ed Ricketts Jr, used with permission
ARCHIVE PHOTO: The Lab Group, 1940's | © Ed Ricketts Jr, used with permission
PRODUCTION STILL | Dr. Milt Heifetz recalls stories of his close friendships with Ricketts & Steinbeck in the 1940's
PRODUCTION STILL | Dr. Milt Heifetz recalls stories of his close friendships with Ricketts & Steinbeck in the 1940's

It is here, at this Lab that John Steinbeck would read aloud his works-in- progress that would become some of American literature’’s most important novels, many of which were created with main characters inspired by Ricketts, including ‘‘Slim’’ in Of Mice and Men and ‘‘Casey’’ in The Grapes of Wrath. Ricketts is lovingly immortalized in the novels Cannery Row and Sweet Thursday as ‘‘Doc’’; and both books are based at this very Lab on this very street.

It is here, at this Lab that Ricketts collaborated with Steinbeck on their literary and scientific masterpiece: Sea of Cortez. It is here that Ricketts wrote his elegant and classic text book, Between Pacific Tides, which is still Stanford University Press’’ best selling book and to this day is considered the ‘‘bible’’ amongst marine biologists and students working in the thousands of miles of intertidal coastline from Mexico to Alaska.

Ed walked to the beat of his own drum. A pioneering ecologist, a broad-minded philosopher, an encouraging muse, a dedicated biologist, a lover to many, and a friend to many more.

Had Ed’’s life not been tragically cut short at age 50, one can only imagine what further profound influences would have been and works he would have produced.

ON LOCATION | Monterey California
ON LOCATION | Monterey California

But even after his untimely passing in 1948, Ricketts’ ideas and memory continue to have an important imprint on Cannery Row and the world at large. His ideas on ecology help inform how the Monterey Bay Aquarium, which was built right next to the Lab in the 1970’’s, displays its marine life exhibits. The Aquarium’’s Research Institute even named a remotely operated underwater vehicle in honor of Ricketts’’ work, the ROV Doc Ricketts.

In the spirit of Ed’’s love of music, the Lab later became the birthplace of the world-famous Monetery Jazz festival.

A number of books have been written on Ed including Steinbeck’’s deeply personal eulogy, ‘‘About Ed Ricketts’’ (1951),Richard Astro’’s ‘‘John Steinbeck & Ed Ricketts: the Shaping of a Novelist’’ (1972), Joel Hedgpeth’’s ‘‘The Outer Shores’’ (1974),Katharine Rodger’’s ‘‘Renaissance Man of Cannery Row’’ (2002), Eric Enno Tamm’’s ‘‘Beyond the Outer Shores’’ (2004), and Michael Lannoo’’s ‘‘Leopold’’s Shack and Ricketts‘‘s Lab’’ (2010).

And, Stanford University has just announced an Endowed Professorship named in the honor of Edward ““Doc”” Ricketts. 

Today, ask almost any marine biologist where they got their inspiration to study the oceans from, and the answer will lead back to: Ed Ricketts.  

ARCHIVE PHOTO**: Ed Ricketts circa 1930's
ARCHIVE PHOTO**: Ed Ricketts circa 1930's

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We are following several groups of biologists, students and historians in Mexico, Canada, Alaska, California, Oregon and Washington to see how the groundbreaking work that Ed Ricketts did in marine biology, ecology and environmental sciences is still affecting people today. 

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The SEA OF CORTEZ | Expedition overview

Each summer, a group of fresh-faced marine biology students in Southern California are armed with copies of Ricketts & Steinbeck's Sea of Cortez to embark via caravan on an expedition with their esteemed professor, Dr. Raymond Wells (known to them as ““Doc””) to Baja, Mexico for an intense, hands-on introductory marine biology course in the waters of the Sea of Cortez. Most of these students have never been outside the US before. Now, for 14 days, they work in the intertidal zone to study marine life, learning how to survey and record their findings.  

ON LOCATION: Doc Wells' Sea of Cortez expedition
ON LOCATION: Doc Wells' Sea of Cortez expedition

At night they bunk outside on cots at the waters edge, where Doc reads passages to them from Sea of Cortez. As they listen to the descriptions of the rocky shores and mud-flats, hidden coves, and sandy beaches it starts to dawn on each of them that they are actually resurveying some of the very same places Ricketts and Steinbeck did over 70 years ago. Throughout their expedition they compare their findings on how the environment has changed over the decades.

STUDENT PHOTO: Dr. Raymond Wells ('Doc') with students in the Sea of Cortez, (© 2011 photo by Mike Nulty, used with permission)
STUDENT PHOTO: Dr. Raymond Wells ('Doc') with students in the Sea of Cortez, (© 2011 photo by Mike Nulty, used with permission)

Doc Wells has been teaching his transformative class for 30 years now. This year, some former students have organized an additional leg to the 2012 class itinerary: a journey to the Lab on Cannery Row. A place none of them have been before. Including Doc Wells. We are documenting their voyage from Los Angeles down Sea of Cortez and then up to Cannery Row. 

STUDENT PHOTO: Doc Wells dives with Whale Sharks on Doc Wells' Sea of Cortez expedition (© 2011 | photo by Mike Nulty, used with permission)
STUDENT PHOTO: Doc Wells dives with Whale Sharks on Doc Wells' Sea of Cortez expedition (© 2011 | photo by Mike Nulty, used with permission)

OUR OTHER EXPEDITIONS AND LOCATIONS INCLUDE: 

LOCATION PHOTO: PUGET SOUND | we will follow Marine Biologists as they resurvey Ed Ricketts work from the early 1930's to record the environmental changes over the past 80 years.
LOCATION PHOTO: PUGET SOUND | we will follow Marine Biologists as they resurvey Ed Ricketts work from the early 1930's to record the environmental changes over the past 80 years.
LOCATION PHOTO: CENTRAL CALIFORNIA, following English students as they embark on a road trip to experience 'Steinbeck Country' after studying Cannery Row, including a rare tour of the actual Lab.
LOCATION PHOTO: CENTRAL CALIFORNIA, following English students as they embark on a road trip to experience 'Steinbeck Country' after studying Cannery Row, including a rare tour of the actual Lab.
ON LOCATION | a recent Cannery Row sunset
ON LOCATION | a recent Cannery Row sunset

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ON LOCATION | recently inside the Lab on Cannery Row
ON LOCATION | recently inside the Lab on Cannery Row
ON LOCATION | view from Stanford / Hopkins Marine Station on Monterey Peninsula
ON LOCATION | view from Stanford / Hopkins Marine Station on Monterey Peninsula

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Characters & Oral Histories: 

There remain 7 individuals alive today who personally knew Edward Ricketts, including his three children. Their remarkable stories are an invaluable part of American history and a vital part of our film.

We’’ve begun to interview some of these Ricketts contemporaries on camera for the documentary. Extended interviews will be made available with the DVD release of the film, and copies of each of the extended interviews will be gifted as Oral Histories to the archives at The National Steinbeck Center, Stanford University and the Monterey Library. 

ED RICKETTS JR lived at the Lab with his father. We've been working extensively with Ed on our research through his vast collections of letter, journals, pictures and of course vivid memories of growing up in the Lab.
ED RICKETTS JR lived at the Lab with his father. We've been working extensively with Ed on our research through his vast collections of letter, journals, pictures and of course vivid memories of growing up in the Lab.

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NANCY RICKETTS was raised spending time in her father’s Lab and going on annual collecting expeditions with the family in the 1920’s and 30’s. She now lives in Sitka Alaska where she is treasured in the community.
NANCY RICKETTS was raised spending time in her father’s Lab and going on annual collecting expeditions with the family in the 1920’s and 30’s. She now lives in Sitka Alaska where she is treasured in the community.

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FRANK WRIGHT is one of the owners of the Lab. Frank met Ed while in the military at the end of WWII. Now, Frank gives tours of the Lab each year on Ed’s birthday where he shares his many colorful stories of his days with Ed on the base and at the Lab.
FRANK WRIGHT is one of the owners of the Lab. Frank met Ed while in the military at the end of WWII. Now, Frank gives tours of the Lab each year on Ed’s birthday where he shares his many colorful stories of his days with Ed on the base and at the Lab.

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DR. MILT & BETSY HEIFETZ lived in Pacific Grove in the 1940’s where they became close friends of Ed’s spending much time with him at The Lab. They were with him on the day of his fatal accident. They share their many fond memories.
DR. MILT & BETSY HEIFETZ lived in Pacific Grove in the 1940’s where they became close friends of Ed’s spending much time with him at The Lab. They were with him on the day of his fatal accident. They share their many fond memories.

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Original copy of SEA OF CORTEZ signed by Ricketts and Steinbeck for Milt's birthday in 1948.
Original copy of SEA OF CORTEZ signed by Ricketts and Steinbeck for Milt's birthday in 1948.

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What will we spend $22,500 on?

  • Travel for crew and equipment rentals to Mexico (we have 2 trips planned)
  • Travel for crew and equipment rentals to Monterey (we've been several times and have a few more trips to do in order to get all the interviews we need)

What if we DON'T raise the $22,500?

  • We get ZERO. We have to hit our goal, otherwise, our Kickstarter fundraiser is over and we get nothing. This will put the film on hold indefinitely. (HELP US MAKE SURE THIS DOESN'T HAPPEN!!!!)

What if we raise more than our goal? 

  • More travel and equipment rental to film even more of Alaska, Mexico, Puget Sound and Monterey. 
  • We will create a full scale model of Ed's Lab circa 1940's using virtual 3D animation and cameras so we can take the viewer back to the Lab the way it was... like the film's soundtrack, this is a huge project all on its own... 
ON LOCATION | Cannery Row at Sunrise
ON LOCATION | Cannery Row at Sunrise
ON LOCATION: Original label for PBL specimen bottles in the basement of the Lab
ON LOCATION: Original label for PBL specimen bottles in the basement of the Lab

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OUR KICKSTARTER VIDEO was created with the talents and generosity of the following dedicated friends and crew members:

Original music composed by Lianne Ward

Documentary footage by cinematographers David Winters and Tom Wood Additional footage by Mike Nulty 

Edited by Jeff Mathews

Graphics by Kip Hewitt

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*Photo © Pat Hathaway www.caviews.com/ed.htm, (used with permission)

**Photo by Ralph Buchsbaum, with permission, courtesy Vicki Buchsbaum Pearse

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Photo by Ralph Buchsbaum, with permission, courtesy Vicki Buchsbaum Pearse

Photo by Ralph Buchsbaum, with permission, courtesy Vicki Buchsbaum Pearse

Photo by Ralph Buchsbaum, with permission, courtesy Vicki Buchsbaum Pearse

Photo by Ralph Buchsbaum, with permission, courtesy Vicki Buchsbaum Pearse

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    TOUR and DINNER at ED's LAB! This is a RARE and limited offer. You and a guest are invited to join our group on a private tour of Ed's Lab on Cannery Row, hosted by our production's Historical Advisor Michael Hemp and also Frank Wright, a character in the documentary who was friends with Ed Ricketts and John Steinbeck in the 1940's. Frank's stories of his days at the Lab over the past 70 years are colorful, fascinating, entertaining and one-of-a-kind. PLUS Production will be cooking dinner (steaks + spaghetti) This is a ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE. Airfare and hotel are not provided. (However, we can point you in some good directions for a nice and affordable place to stay) This offer is good until Feb 3rd 2013. There are blackout dates. We will set out a few options for open dates and do our best to accommodate schedules within reason. Please feel free to contact us in advance of pledging for more details. ALSO RECEIVE: the CANVAS MOUNTED PHOTO (est. delivery: 03/13) + BEER MILKSHAKE RECIPE STEIN (est. delivery: (09/12) + PBL CATALOGUE Digital FlipBook (est. delivery: 09/12) + PHOTO BOOK (est. delivery: 04/13) + MOVIE POSTER (est. delivery 12/12) + ACCESS to PRODUCTION LOG (est. delivery starts: 09/12) + PROP PBL SPECIMEN JAR (est. 10/12) + BLU-RAY / DVD / CD & HD DIGITAL DOWNLOAD package (est. delivery: 09/13) + T-SHIRT (est. delivery: 09/12) + SPECIAL THANKS in CREDITS (est. delivery: 09/13) + HD Digital Download of ORAL HISTORIES (est. delivery begins 12/12) + BURGERMEISTER BEER LABEL RECREATION (est. delivery: 09/12) + Digital Download of SOUNDTRACK/SCORE (est. delivery 09/13) + HD Digital Download of FILM (est. delivery: 09/13) + PBL LABEL RECREATION (est. delivery 09/12) + CANNERY ROW APP (est. delivery 09/12) + BOOK MARK (est. delivery (09/12) + PHOTO POSTCARD (est. delivery: 09/12) + SHOUT OUT via Twitter & Facebook (est. delivery: NOW!)

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    BE IN THE FILM! Join us at Ed's Lab on Cannery Row in Monterey, California during production! You and a guest are invited to join production as we film rare and limited tours INSIDE the lab. Meet several of the documentary's main characters. Also join us that weekend for an awesome home-cooked meal at production's place in Pacific Grove. Dates tentatively set for early October. Dates are determined by production and subject to change. Travel and Airfare not included. Pretty sweet lodging advice is available through production. (est. dates: 10/12 - 11/12) ALSO RECEIVE: TOUR & DINNER AT THE LAB (est. dates: 10/12 - 02/13) + CANVAS MOUNTED PHOTO (est. delivery: 03/13) + BEER MILKSHAKE RECIPE STEIN (est. delivery: (09/12) + PBL CATALOGUE Digital FlipBook (est. delivery: 09/12) + PHOTO BOOK (est. delivery: 04/13) + MOVIE POSTER (est. delivery 12/12) + ACCESS to PRODUCTION LOG (est. delivery starts: 09/12) + PROP PBL SPECIMEN JAR (est. 10/12) + BLU-RAY / DVD / CD & HD DIGITAL DOWNLOAD package (est. delivery: 09/13) + T-SHIRT (est. delivery: 09/12) + SPECIAL THANKS in CREDITS (est. delivery: 09/13) + HD Digital Download of ORAL HISTORIES (est. delivery begins 12/12) + BURGERMEISTER BEER LABEL RECREATION (est. delivery: 09/12) + Digital Download of SOUNDTRACK/SCORE (est. delivery 09/13) + HD Digital Download of FILM (est. delivery: 09/13) + PBL LABEL RECREATION (est. delivery 09/12) + CANNERY ROW APP (est. delivery 09/12) + BOOK MARK (est. delivery (09/12) + PHOTO POSTCARD (est. delivery: 09/12) + SHOUT OUT via Twitter & Facebook (est. delivery: NOW!)

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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER Welcome aboard!!! You will receive Associate Producer credit in the end titles of the film as well as an IMDB credit. You will receive 2 tickets to the premiere of the film and be introduced and thanked there as well. We will set up a conference call with you and the filmmakers to give you the inside scoop on production. **NOTE: THIS REWARD IS TRANSFERABLE AS A GIFT, please contact production for details** ALSO RECEIVE: Invite to BE IN THE FILM and DINNER w/ Production at their place (est. dates: 10/12 - 11/12) + TOUR & DINNER AT THE LAB (est. dates: 10/12 - 02/13) + CANVAS MOUNTED PHOTO (est. delivery: 03/13) + BEER MILKSHAKE RECIPE STEIN (est. delivery: (09/12) + PBL CATALOGUE Digital FlipBook (est. delivery: 09/12) + PHOTO BOOK (est. delivery: 04/13) + MOVIE POSTER (est. delivery 12/12) + ACCESS to PRODUCTION LOG (est. delivery starts: 09/12) + PROP PBL SPECIMEN JAR (est. 10/12) + BLU-RAY / DVD / CD & HD DIGITAL DOWNLOAD package (est. delivery: 09/13) + T-SHIRT (est. delivery: 09/12) + SPECIAL THANKS in CREDITS (est. delivery: 09/13) + HD Digital Download of ORAL HISTORIES (est. delivery begins 12/12) + BURGERMEISTER BEER LABEL RECREATION (est. delivery: 09/12) + Digital Download of SOUNDTRACK/SCORE (est. delivery 09/13) + HD Digital Download of FILM (est. delivery: 09/13) + PBL LABEL RECREATION (est. delivery 09/12) + CANNERY ROW APP (est. delivery 09/12) + BOOK MARK (est. delivery (09/12) + PHOTO POSTCARD (est. delivery: 09/12) + SHOUT OUT via Twitter & Facebook (est. delivery: NOW!)

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    CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Welcome aboard!!! You will receive Co-Executive Producer credit in the credit sequence of the film as well as an Co-Executive Producer IMDB credit. You will receive Set Privileges and are invited to join us during our production days within the Continental U.S. You will be given Festival Credentials. You will receive 4 tickets to the premiere of the film and be introduced and thanked there as well. We will set up a conference call with you and the filmmakers to give you the inside scoop on production. **NOTE: THIS REWARD IS TRANSFERABLE AS A GIFT, please contact production for details** ALSO RECEIVE: Invite to BE IN THE FILM and DINNER w/ Production at their place (est. dates: 10/12 - 11/12) + TOUR & DINNER AT THE LAB (est. dates: 10/12 - 02/13) + CANVAS MOUNTED PHOTO (est. delivery: 03/13) + BEER MILKSHAKE RECIPE STEIN (est. delivery: (09/12) + PBL CATALOGUE Digital FlipBook (est. delivery: 09/12) + PHOTO BOOK (est. delivery: 04/13) + MOVIE POSTER (est. delivery 12/12) + ACCESS to PRODUCTION LOG (est. delivery starts: 09/12) + PROP PBL SPECIMEN JAR (est. 10/12) + BLU-RAY / DVD / CD & HD DIGITAL DOWNLOAD package (est. delivery: 09/13) + T-SHIRT (est. delivery: 09/12) + SPECIAL THANKS in CREDITS (est. delivery: 09/13) + HD Digital Download of ORAL HISTORIES (est. delivery begins 12/12) + BURGERMEISTER BEER LABEL RECREATION (est. delivery: 09/12) + Digital Download of SOUNDTRACK/SCORE (est. delivery 09/13) + HD Digital Download of FILM (est. delivery: 09/13) + PBL LABEL RECREATION (est. delivery 09/12) + CANNERY ROW APP (est. delivery 09/12) + BOOK MARK (est. delivery (09/12) + PHOTO POSTCARD (est. delivery: 09/12) + SHOUT OUT via Twitter & Facebook (est. delivery: NOW!)

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