LIFE ON THE REEF

3 x 1 hour | 2015 | PRODUCED FOR ABC TV, PBS, ARTE FRANCE

 

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Awards

AACTA Awards 2015
Finalist
Best Cinematography, Episode 1

AACTA Awards 2015
Finalist
Best Sound in a Documentary, Episode 1

ATOM Awards 2015
Finalist
Best Factual Television Series

Australian Screen Editors Guild Awards 2015
Finalist (Caspar Mazzotti, Episode 3)
Television Factual

XIX Gran Paradiso Film Festival 2015
Winner
Stambecco d’Oro Junior Trophy

 

Covering 344,400km2 and stretching along 2300km of coastline, the Great Barrier Reef is one of the richest and most complex natural ecosystems on Earth. Home to a stunning array of animals, from microscopic plankton to 100-tonne whales, it is one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World.

Along the idyllic coastline, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Rangers work together with Traditional Owners, police, border protection, search and rescue crews, lifeguards and scientists to safeguard the fragile reef and protect the millions of residents, tourists, divers and fishermen that visit each year. It’s a monumental task – the reef and its hundreds of islands and quays covers an area bigger than the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Holland combined.

Life On The Reef will combine the strongest elements of observational documentary story telling with blue chip natural history, presenting unique, fresh and authentic stories of Australia’s greatest natural icon through the eyes, actions, challenges and adventures of the people who live there.