Racing Extinction is a 2015 documentary about the ongoing Anthropogenic mass extinction of species and the efforts from scientists, activists and journalists to document it by Oscar-winning director Louie Psihoyos, who directed the documentary The Cove (2009). The film received one Oscar nomination, for Best Original Song, and one Emmy nomination for Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking. Racing Extinction premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, followed by limited theater release, with worldwide broadcast premiere on The Discovery Channel in 220 countries or territories on December 2, 2015.
Racing Extinction′s website details further information about contemporary extinction and campaigns with which to prevent them. The film was created by the Oceanic Preservation Society. Skywalker Sound provided post-production sound services: Tim Nielsen served as the sound designer, sharing roles of supervising sound editor and re-recording mixer with Christopher Barnett. Chris Manning recorded foley performed by Dennie Thorpe, Jana Vance and Frank Rinella. Jonathan Borland was sound effects editor and Jonathan Greber was an assistant (supervising) sound editor.