"The whole is greater than the sum of its parts."
Meet the core team members
Working with the creatives of On the Wave is the pure definition of collaboration,
setting the bar high and achieving positive results.
Producer & Filmmaker
Rabin has extensive experience in all aspects of filmmaking, including work as a cinematographer, director and writer for several films, news magazine shows and cable network specials. A few accolades include Emmy award winning productions from Academy of Arts and Sciences in technical achievements. From Indie to Natural history to Feature film, the journey has been a road well traveled.
His passion for the ocean and all marine life within it recently prompted the formation of REEF GUARDIANS HAWAII where he plays a lead role in working with scientists and researchers to better understand today’s problems so they can create solutions. Some of Rabin's long standing relationships include working as official advisor to Heal the Ocean, Whale Sanctuary Project, NOAA, USGS, University of California, Santa Barbara’s (UCSB) Marine Sciences Institution, Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, and Monterey Bay Aquarium. Rabin also serves as producer and advisor to the prestigious Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences.
Dr. Mireya Mayor
Researcher, Speaker & Show Host.
A two-time Emmy Award-nominated field correspondent for the National Geographic Channel, Mireya Mayor has reported to audiences worldwide on pertinent wildlife and habitat issues. Mayor recently earned her Ph.D. while conducting research on the effects of forest fragmentation and isolation on two types of lemurs found only in northern Madagascar. Closest to her heart is her ongoing study of a newfound species of Microcebus, or mouse lemur, which she discovered on a 2000 field expedition in Madagascar. Her work with this rare primate inspired the prime minister of Madagascar to establish a national park to help protect the new species, conserving the 10 percent that remains of the African island nation’s once vast forest.
Mayor is featured in Mystery Gorilla and Wild Nights on the Nat Geo WILD network. In addition, she starred in the History Channel’s eight-part series Expedition Africa: Stanley & Livingstone as one of four explorers to retrace the nearly 1,000-mile trip of Henry Stanley and David Livingstone. Armed with only a compass and old maps, the explorers face challenging terrain, conflicting team dynamics, and diverse wildlife.
Executive Producer & Writer
Fairclough is a prolific producer of factual TV, including hundred of hours of content about wildlife, nature and animals. He was the executive producer of the acclaimed theatrical documentary Grizzly Man and the Oscar nominated Encounters at The End Of The World.
Phil has also created high entertainment shows like Animal Face Off and The Shark Attack Experiment Live as well as blue chip series such as PBS’s Big Pacific. He’s worked at high levels for the BBC NHU, Discovery Channel, ITV and creates striking factual content for multiple networks.
One of his shows Into The Shark Bite allowed him to bring a 10 foot long, bio-mechanically accurate, great white shark to Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, with interesting results! He has created high-end factual and wildlife for multiple TV networks and other outlets, including The Guardians for Animal Planet, Polar Bear Town for Smithsonian Channel and Shark vs Predator for Nat Geo Wild.