Aired up to 2021

Animal / Netflix

Jon Shaw ACS Showreel 2020

Hayden Shapes / IWC Watches

Sealions – Life By a Whisker – 3D IMAX

Whale Super Highway – Prospero Productions – Giant Screen Dome

Whale Super Highway

Turtle Odyssey – 3D IMAX

Aquabumps – Dropbox – Crybaby Productions

Australia’s Wild North – IMAX / Wild Pacific Media / K2 Communications


Elizabeth Arden – Crybaby Productions

American Doubles – Swell

Westfield Christmas Campaign – Crybaby Productions

Jeep / Outside TV – Flying Swell

Safia – MAke them wheels turn (Music Video) CRUX Media

Written, Performed & Produced by Ben Woolner-Kirkham, Michael Bell & Harry Sayers of SAFIA (2016)

Paspaley Pearls – Wild Pacific Media

Great Barrier Reef (3 x 1hr Documentary) Atlantic Productions / BBC

David Attenborough 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) released 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.

Mercedes – Lucas Handley meets the Humpbacks of Tonga

In this stunning encounter with Humpback Whales and their calves off the shore of Vava’u in the Kingdom of Tonga, we explore the possibilities of non-verbal communication underwater as well as on land as we drive around the pacific island in an older but seemingly indestructible Mercedes-Benz C-Class.
For Australian freediver and marine biologist Lucas Handley, who is experienced in his interaction with sharks, this is the first time he gets up close and personal with these giant acrobats of the sea.

Myer Spring Fashion Show

Australia’s Deadliest Shark Coast (Documentary), National Geographic / Channel 7, released March 2013, Nat Geo Wild.

Drown (Feature Film) JJ Splice Films, released 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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Life on the Reef, (Documentary 3 x 1hr) released 2014 ABC / PBS

Jon Shaw was awarded an ACCTA for his cinematography for Life on the Reef and also nominated for an Emmy Award for the same documentary which aired on PBS in the United States.

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 combines 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.

I Escaped Jaws (Documentary), released 2013 NHNZ / Discovery (Shark Week)

These are the harrowing first-hand tales, many caught on camera, of people who stared into the jaws of a shark and survived.

The Search for the Ocean’s Super Predator (Documentary), released 2014 National Geographic / ABC Australia.

The Search for the Oceans Super PredatorIn the hidden depths of Australia’s wild Southern Ocean, a great white shark is savagely attacked one hundred metres below the sea’s surface by a far larger and faster mystery predator.  An electronic tracking device attached to the great white records a high-speed underwater chase, six hundred metres deep, before the shark and its tag are savagely devoured. Two weeks later, after being carried in the belly of the unknown killer, the still functioning tag is excreted and washed ashore, holding clues that could reveal the identity of the shark’s super predator.

This is the story of a super predator’s epic underwater attack that leads investigators to a mysterious and powerful natural phenomenon that, for a few short weeks each year, attracts the ocean’s most fearsome predators.

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Australia’s Deadliest (Documentary), National Geographic / Channel 7, 11 Episodes x 1hr

Our sprawling continent is undoubtedly a dangerous place to call home. From jellyfish and sharks to crocodiles and snakes, these are astonishing real life stories of deadly animal encounters.

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