As a producer, Alec has contributed to such groundbreaking documentary films as The Cove, UNITY – Shaun Monson’s epic second chapter in the EARTHLINGS trilogy which is coming to US theaters this summer, as well as the follow-up to The Cove, hitting theaters next year.
Alec’s undercover film work with Cove director Louie Psihoyos, Charles Hambleton, and other Oceanic Preservation Society team members during the film’s successful Academy Award season in 2010 exposed a popular Santa Monica, CA restaurant that was serving endangered sei whale, horsemeat, and blowfish. This sting operation resulted in a federal grand jury indictment to the restaurant and two of its sushi chefs with fines of up to $1.2 million and up to 67 years in prison. It is illegal to sell any kind of whale meat in the U.S.
Alec Pedersen lives in Los Angeles and owns a successful financial planning practice in Beverly Hills. Among his other duties in the field of animal conservation, Alec is proudly serving as the CFO on How I Became an Elephant.