Below is a list of current work ‘in production’ or awaiting release
Great Barrier Reef (3 x 1hr Documentary) Atlantic Productions / BBC
or this 3 x 60 BBC One series, David climbs aboard the Alucia, a 56-metre research and exploration vessel equipped with a state-of-the-art Triton submersible, laboratories and a helicopter. It will allow him to take to the seas and the skies to give a perspective on the Great Barrier Reef that has never been seen before and unprecedented access to some of the most remote parts of the Reef and it’s magical residents and visitors.
Super Predator (Documentary 1 x 1hr) Discovery Shark Week 2015
David Riggs ventures back to Bremer Canyon in South Western Australia to carry on his search for the the Ocean Super Predator, this time enlisting the help of a group of friends to help him venture further into the canyon.
Shark Island (1 x 1 hr) Discovery Shark Week 2015
In a remote corner of the Indian Ocean, Reunion Island has become the most dangerous place on the planet for shark attacks. After 7 deaths in 4 years, locals and scientists are in a race against time to find answers before another fatal encounter.
Secret Life of Pearls (Documentary 1 x 1hr) release 2016 Nat Geo
A blue chip natural history story of the Australian South Sea Pearl, filmed in 4K with the backdrop of the stunning Kimberly coastline make the film a visual sensory overload.
Life on the Reef, (Documentary 3 x 1hr) release 2014 ABC / PBS
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.
Australia’s Deadliest Shark Coast (Documentary), National Geographic / Channel 7, release date March 2013, Nat Geo Wild.
Drown (Feature Film) JJ Splice Films, release date 2014
Three surf lifesavers on a big night out. Jealousy, homophobic fears and unrequited lust culminate in a tragic booze-fueled episode of near-fatal bullying. Based on the acclaimed play by Stephen Davis and following the themes of Dean Francis’ controversial short Boys Grammar, Drown is a hard-hitting micro-budget drama set against the iconic backdrop of Bondi Beach.
Directed by Dean Francis
Based on a play by Stephen Davis
Produced by Stephen Davis and Dean Francis
Cast Matt Levett, Jack Matthews, Sam Anderson and Harry Cook
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