Voyaging with the most beautiful and storied tall ships on the seas today, our state-of-the-art film and video productions and multi-media content will focus on the personal lives, stories and experiences of today’s sailors and the ships’ missions they fulfill.

captainsmatesSafe Harbor Pictures was founded by a collective of creatives and entrepreneurs with a love of the sea and sailing, driven by a keen desire to foster a greater understanding of the ocean and the lives of contemporary mariners.
Our productions, together with videos and stories created by sailors and enthusiasts everywhere, will be delivered globally via online distribution channels, engaging those who already love the sea, inspiring more to share this passion, and encouraging all to take their exploration of the ocean to a new and more personal level.

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Jonathan Lamas has joined Safe Harbor Pictures as its marketing executive, bringing 20 years of experience building, marketing and monetizing entertainment communities. He comes from Warner Bros. Television and The CW Television Network where he spent close to a decade overseeing digital integrated marketing promotions. There, he produced hundreds of sponsored promotions for shows such as The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural and Smallville.

At Safe Harbor, Jonathan will develop opportunities for sponsors to integrate their brands in our seagoing adventure stories and tall ships events, through a variety of web, mobile and broadcast programs and promotions.

Jonathan is an avid enthusiast of sailing and has a fondness for all things automotive. His contributions as an automotive journalist have included work for Car & Driver, Road and Track, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report and About.Com.


David James NeilsenDavid James Nielsen was born in 1977 in Calgary in the Canadian province of Alberta, and entered the musical world playing piano at age 6. He began composing at 15 and went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts Degree in music from the University of Calgary. From 1997 to 2003, David served as Composer in Residence at Calgary’s Pleiades Theatre/Vertigo Mystery Theatre, where he scored numerous theatrical plays.

In 2003, David earned a certificate in Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television from the University of Southern California, where he was honored with the Harry Warren Scholarship Award. His teachers there included Academy Award nominee David Raksin, Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Christopher Young, Jack Smalley and Grammy Award winner Joe Harnell.

David has scored or provided music for such films as Reclaiming the Blade (documentary), Tall Ships: Privateer Lynx (documentary), Haunting Villisca (feature), Tales From Beyond (feature), as well as for the syndicated television series Animal Exploration With Jarod Miller. David has worked on the popular TV series Star Trek: Enterprise, the National Geographic/PBS special Eden at the End of the World and the television movies Silent Witness, The Tenth Circle, Flight 93 and Faith of My Fathers, to name a few.

David currently works as an Associate Course Director within the the Music Production Department at Full Sail University, teaching students who are earning their Bachelor of Science Degrees in Music Production.